littleBits founder Ayah Bdeir wants you to snap the internet to anything you want.
How might the Internet of Things make the world a better place? To find out, we asked TED Fellow Ayah Bdeir, an engineer, artist and founder of the modular electronic circuit toy-slash-tool littleBits. (Watch her TED Talk, “Building blocks that blink, beep and teach.”) Below, Bdeir explains IoT, cloudBit, and how to ensure that IoT technology is available to everyone.
What is the Internet of Things, in a nutshell?
The Internet of Things is a buzzword at the moment. Essentially it means that the internet is coming off our computers, phones, and other electronic devices, and starting to live in the objects around us. It can be embedded in anything, from a fridge to a thermostat to a chair to a table to traffic lights.
I believe there’s huge potential for social change through the Internet of Things…
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