The Internet of Things and the wisdom of crowds

RYAN BEGLEY | March 1, 2016

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As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues its explosive expansion, I find myself wondering how side effects of the Internet of Things will weave their way into our everyday lives.Emergence, says Wikipedia, is “a process whereby larger entities, patterns, and regularities arise through interactions among smaller or simpler entities that themselves do not exhibit such properties”-as I was reminded when I listened to a Radio Lab podcast on just that topic. In it, the host spoke of Sir Francis Galton, a Victorian statistician, sociologist and psychologist who pioneered the application of statistical methods to the study of human differences and inheritance of intelligence.

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