March 28, 2013

Internet of Things is coming. Tell your kids!

BY :     March 28, 2013

Why is European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, sitting behind camera explaining the internet of things for dummies? Well, because “Things” are extremely important for the future of Europe. Just have a look at the Digital Agenda for Europe here and know what it’s all about. You can skip the video, the message is clear.

Now that you know that the internet of things is coming, what to do with it? Prepare your
kids. Educate them and they will have the best preparation for new jobs that are coming.
In the video you’ll see Ayay Bdeir, she’s an engineer, inventor and interactive artist, Ayah
received her master’s degree from the MIT Media Lab the founder of Little Bits.

Little Bits is how your kids learn how the internet of things work. It’s an open source system
of preassembled, modular circuits that snap together with magnets – making learning about electronics fun, easy and creative. . LittleBits was named Best of Toyfair, has won the editor’s Choice award from MAKE magazine, and has been acquired by MoMA for its
collection.

Menno van Doorn

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Menno is Director of the Sogeti Research Institute for the Analysis of New Technology (VINT). He mixes personal life experiences with the findings of the 19 years of research done at the VINT Research Institute.

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