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Joy DiBenedetto
Editor, IoT For Real

About this community:

A lot is being written today about the “internet of things.” Much of what we’ve seen describes an alternately wonderful and scary sci-fi vision of a world in which smart versions of everyday objects talk to us – and, more important, to each other – as they collaborate to either empower or enslave us. Since the moment of “singularity,” when some expect artificial intelligence to exceed human intelligence, is predicted to occur about the time that the Internet of Things reaches maturity – between 2030 and 2040 – perhaps there is reason to be afraid.

Never mind. We won’t dwell on the future.

Our goal in IOT FOR REAL is to provide unbiased, practical information about the capabilities and shortcomings of connected things today. We’ll cover connected homes, health, energy and sustainability applications, safety and security, privacy, and even a networked environment. We’ll also cover some of the less technical uses of connected devices in business, especially small business.

Welcome to age of the internet of things … for real!

About the editor:

I'm a true `globalist' and keen observer with a wide international perspective, who is working to promote global understanding worldwide currently as President & CEO, spokesperson of the venerable, Friendship Force International (FFI) and by utilizing the medium of media. (FFI) is a worldwide network of clubs (local chapters) and individuals who strive to advance a mission of global understanding across the barriers that separate people. A veteran journalist and media executive I'm also the Founding Chair & CEO of the digital, `mass-casted' content company HUM: Human Unlimited Media, (WWW.HUMNEWS.COM)/@HUMNEWS where we work to maximize the international information and content landscape with HUM Global, HUMNEWS, HUMMEDIA and the portfolio of various HUM efforts to expand and support the messaging of social innovators, individuals, corporations, NGO's, media, academia, humanitarian & service organizations globally. Formerly, Vice President, Network Booking and Research for CNN Worldwide. 20 years covering every major global news event in successively senior positions, from the studio and in the field; domestically and internationally; as an award-winning storyteller, producer, and executive. Corporate/diplomatic representative to newsmakers, VIP's, industry associations, professional organizations; governments; national, pan-national & international groups; extensive global travel & public speaking. Constantly pursuing a goal of meaningful media. Find more at https://www.linkedin.com/in/joydibenedetto.