A Smarter Planet

From the World Wide Web to the Web Wide World

Jack Mason

Jack Mason
New York, USA
Global Business Services, Strategic Programs
I'm working on IBM's Smarter Planet initiative, which is about the global evolution from the "World Wide Web" to a "Web Wide World" ... a planetary infrastructure that is pervasively instrumented, interconnected and intelligent. http://smarterplanet.tumblr.com

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Internet of Things and Kickstarter | Postscapes:

$170,018 Raised



#AirQualityEgg: A community-led air quality sensing network that gives people a way to participate in the conversation about air quality.

Current Status: Shipping to backers (Expected by October 2012)

Price: $/

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What Exactly Is A Smart City? | Co.Exist

Having worked in the smart cities space for several years now, I am encouraged by the growth of the sector and the pace of technological advancements being developed for urban environments. However, I believe that the smart-cities movement is b

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Wind River has new software platform for Internet of Things | newelectronics:

Embedded software specialist Wind River has launched a new platform for the Internet of Things based on its Linux operating system and middleware.

The Wind River Intelligent Device Platform is a complete software developmeRead full post »

“Coursera today announced 17 new universities have signed agreements with the education technology company to bring courses online for free, in the areas of music, medicine, humanities, and so on. The addition more than doubles the service’s total count of supported schools. Coursera now hosts mo…

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Wind could meet many times the world’s total power demand by 2030, Stanford reseachers say | KurzweilAI:

Wind farm (credit: Jan Oelker/Repower))

Researchers at Stanford University’s School of Engineering and the University of Delaware have used what they call the “most sophisticated weather… Read full post »



The last below-average August temperature was August 1976 and the last below-average temperature for any month was February 1985.

via For the 330th Month in a Row, It’s Been Hotter Than the 20th Century Average

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Lasers, 3-D Printers, And Robots: The New Shop Class | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation:

DARPA is funding the creation of 1,000 Makerspaces in high schools across the country to get American kids interested in making things again.

“We have to move from an engine of bureaucracy to an… Read full post »

The untapped potential of augmented reality | Digital Trends

It seems like augmented reality has been tipped to take off for a few years now, so where is it? Why aren’t we using it in our daily lives?

Augmented reality or AR has been around for years. Back in… Read full post »

How artificial intelligence is changing our lives - CSMonitor.com

From smart phones that act as personal concierges to self-parking cars to medical robots, the artificial intelligence revolution is here. So where do humans fit in?

At iRobot Corporation in Bedford, Mass., a visitor watches as a fivRead full post »

How Offshore Wind Can Power New York And Boston | Sustainable Cities Collective

Here’s something we didn’t know about offshore wind: Unlike land-based wind, which tends to blow strongest at night and in the early morning hours — when energy demand is low — offshore wind usually peaks during t… Read full post »

RISR Is A Sensor Web You Wear To Help Your Posture | TechCrunch:


RISR. It’s a web of sensors that connects to a cellphone and scans your “target†for body language. RISR then vibrates on your body telling you how to move in order to ensure maximum engagement

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Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies (by TEDtalksDirector)

Made me think. MUST WATCH

LIFX: The Light Bulb Reinvented by Phil Bosua — Kickstarter

LIFX is the smartest light bulb you’ve ever experienced. It’s a wifi-enabled, energy efficient, multi-colored bulb that you control with your iPhone or Android. LIFX gives you unprecedented control of your lights, reduces your energy c… Read full post »


Want to learn more about IBM’s own Smarter Computing journey around big data, cloud computing, security, efficiency and transformation? Take a look at this! http://ibm.co/SCpath

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“We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but is somewhat beauty and poetry.†-

Astronomer Maria Mitchell (1818-1889), the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Also see Robert Sapolsky on science and wonder and Richard FeynmRead full post »

Deep Thunder: Preparing for extreme weather events with modeling technology (by IBMSocialMedia)

IBM’s high resolution weather forecasting and modeling technology - called Deep Thunder - provides a predictive capability to map approaching weather events, and model the anticipated impact. The system… Read full post »


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““The innovative thing about Coursera is it’s on a massive scale. 45,000 students have signed up. Unlike real life, the course is asynchronous,†Werbach says. “It looks very different from a traditional class. The assessments, for instance, are designed to be machine-graded or peer evaluate…

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IBM updates its Connections social enterprise software, eyes analytics | ZDNet

IBM on Wednesday made the latest version of its Connections social enterprise software generally available with updated activity streams, more mobile support and analytics features.

The Connections software, technically Co… Read full post »

About Ohours - the open office hours scheduling platform

Ohours builds relationships through face-to-face conversations.

Open hours help you meet new people, connect over shared interests, and structure your time together - so you spend more time with people and less on logistics.

Ohours can be in pe… Read full post »

Smarter Marketing: Who Controls A Brand? (by IBM)

At the IBM CMO CIO Leadership Exchange in New York, a group of CMOs, CIOs, and IBM experts discussed how much control customers have over brands. To learn more about Smarter Marketing, visithttp://www.ibm.com/smartermarketing Read full post »

Philip's Van Duinen says LED lighting will be connected to the Internet of things | LEDs Magazine :

The keynote speaker at the Street & Area Lighting Conference in Miami discussed the vital importance of SSL relative to the global energy crisis, and predicted that smart lighting will ultimately beRead full post »

“So few people seem to realize that everything’s designed. And until we get some good people telling the story, that’s probably going to continue to be the case. So I’d love it if there was a consciousness in the public mind that mathematics and reading and writing is not enough —…

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