|The integrated challenge of information in transformation|
Internet of Things
If we know what we are already thinking then we can use as few words as possible to describe it. The words we choose to describe 'things' is a matter of popular culture, netiquette. 'Things' are computers and computer processes.
The Internet of Things (IoT) seeks to optimize our lives. Optimization is achieved for efficiency. Netiquette enables the process.
|SolarCity Unveils ‘World’s Most Efficient’ Panel|
Solar panels are my favorite example of Informatization. Informatization is the implementation of the Internet of Things. We are implementing solar panels on our 'things'. Computers are digital, electrical, and solar panels provide electricity.
The next phase of human development is solar panels for electricity because computers use electricity and solar panels provide it. We are computerizing the world. Solar panels make it efficient.
Solar panels were not always efficient. We always knew the concept was efficiency even if they were not. Getting power from the sun instead of generating it is more efficient.
The reason this is an example of the Information Age is because solar panels on the roofs of residential homes is in striking contrast to the traditional one's. It looks different. Architecture is changing to accommodate our changing lifestyle.
We are becoming more efficient with electricity use. Solar panels are more efficient because technology has made it possible to capture more electricity from sun light. It has become Smart to use solar panels.
Just because it is Smart does not mean it is appropriate. Early adopters are trend setters. The government is offering incentive for middle class homeowners. It is not quite 'normal' yet.
It is normal for 'geeks' and 'penny pinchers'. The relative normalcy depends on our social connections. It is all network etiquette. Popular culture in large sub-groups of our population and the government support solar. It is a movement. Whoa!
A surreal moment in time happened when I saw solar panels in East Los, East Los Angeles. In that moment I realized what informatization was. A new normal where were all Geeks.
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