Have you ever heard the rap song "Alphabet Aerobics"? If not, go listen to it now. I'll wait.
Now that you've heard the song, you're probably wondering what all of those random things the artists mentions have to do with each other. My conclusion is... not much.
CIO of the Federal Communications Commission, Dr. David Bray, agreed that "Alphabet Aerobics" is a great but somewhat random string of alphabetized words. So he improved it.
At yesterday's DigitalGov Summit, Dr. Bray explained how the Internet of Things is expanding in scope and complexity to become the Internet of Everything. He showed us what the connected world of the future might look like. He also examined how these changes will impact the way government--and everyone else--operates.
And he did all that with his own, more cohesive alphabet aerobics. So without further ado, here's Dr. Bray's A-Z explanation of IoE. (You might want to find someone to beatbox as your read.)
We all must address the digital divide
Bring your own _____
Be it earpieces, glasses, or watches... What we wear will be online
Correlations cross connected data
Crucial we protect privacy
Global Data in 2020 should exceed all words humanity has ever said!
Everywhere, everyone, everything
From fourteen billion devices now
In five years: Fifty billion (or more!)
How best to engage the public?
How best with local governments?
How best to help each other?
It's important to include
All perspectives in initiatives
Including those who opt-out of internet use
Just because data sources can be joined, doesn't mean we should
Joint discussions with the public on privacy by design
Key to keep in mind:
The public will help regularly remind
That we must serve benevolently and kind
Letting anyone reuse our code
License liberties will promote more trust
Leverage future reuse across our efforts
Makers movements means
More can manufacture
Mass fabricated tools affordably
Notions of what nations solely did
Near future may challenge
New tech is about networks
Open source and security
Open design and APIs
Open choices for us all
Promoting positive change
Perhaps the perplexing part: legacy processes
Future depends on purposeful transformations
Quite simply: Tech changes how we organize
Quite the question: How will we?
Regarding the future of security?
Rational online discussion?
Scale of change
Since it is not linear, it's exponential
Search by keywords one day will no longer suffice
Trying to tell what is important in the data deluge
Techniques, tools, and tactics transform how we will work
Ultimately it's about uses
Use by humans trusting humans
Use by machines trusting machines<
With the coming future
We're going where we've never been
We will need new ways to adapt
eXperiments to eXchange eXpertise
You matter more than ever
You can help transform our public service
You can be positive change agents
Zeros and ones - It's much more than that
Zooming towards the future while remaining true to 'we the people'
To learn more about IoE, you can access all of Dr. Bray's presentation slides here.