Internet of Things

Why Digital Tech Will Create More Jobs than it Destroys

Many worry that new digital tools, robots and artificial intelligence are going to replace entry-level and middle class jobs. I appreciate the concern, but I disagree. Just as electricity created vastly more jobs than it...

Wired Wineries: IoT Fine-Tunes Ancient Processes

Making wine has become as much science as art, and tech is playing an increasing role. Hahn Family Wines in California partners with Verizon to deploy sensors throughout their vineyards. The sensors collect data that...

Railways on Track for Digital Transformation

The internet of things (IoT) is beginning to transform railroads, despite the industry's longstanding conservatism. The amount of data trains generate is measured in “brontobytes” (millions of times more than a petabyte). It's full steam...

The Fin-ternet of Things: Connecting Everything Means Rethinking Money

The coming world of the Internet of Everything means driverless cars making per-minute toll payments, lightbulbs that pick an energy vendor, IP royalties paid by devices themselves in real time, and investment decisions made by...

Hello Barbie Hijacked, as Techonomy 2016 Foreshadowed

At Techonomy 2016, panelists revealed shocking security risks associated with embedding the internet in children’s toys. The fear that these devices could be compromised appears to have been warranted. Over the past year, hackers have...

Wary of Insecure IoT, Hotels Reconsider Old-Fashioned Keys

Today's Most-Techonomic-Article prize goes to the New York Times for this piece about a successful "ransomware" attack in January on a resort hotel in the Austrian Alps. A hacker infiltrated the hotel's network and succeeded...

Can We Balance Human Ethics With Artificial Intelligence?

Who determines the values behind artificial intelligence? Complicated decisions, even life and death ones, will soon be made by software. This groundbreaking article explores the complex choices facing society, business, and technologists. “We should not...

How Vast and Internet of Things?

As the IoT connects more and more, business and industry will reshape products and services to create a more intuitive and efficient world. What are the wildest ideas that may emerge? Where will the benefits...

In Conversation With Bill Ruh

A conversation between David Kirkpatrick and Bill Ruh, CEO, GE Digital; SVP and Chief Digital Officer, GE.

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