Commanding Chaos for Coworking, Open Source and Creative Communities

Open Internet of Things Assembly | June 16 & 17th 2012, London

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 00:07 -- rprice

We, the undersigned, believe that the class of technologies currently described as the “Internet of Things” has genuine potential to deliver value, meaning, insight, and fun as well as a totalitarian control society. [Some words about potential to support evidence-based policy, catalyze the emergence of self-aware publics, and enhance the specifically political agency of human users.]

Its definition, however, is not self-explanatory, nor do we believe these benefits are by any means guaranteed. There are areas that need to be explored, understood and considered carefully in order to secure the potential we see, and act against the emergence of situations in which these technologies are used to underwrite exploitation or oppression.