The internet of things: from networked objects to anticipatory spaces

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“In simple terms, the IoT stands for the connection of usually trivial material objects to the internet – ranging from tooth brushes, to shoes or umbrellas” (Mitew, T. 2014).

We could describe the regular household as a representation of the impact of “The Internet of Things,” which is a term to describe the “ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction” (Wikipedia. 2019).

Companies are now single-handedly using the IoT as an advantage to connect households with multiple devices from the same brand.

Chet Pipkin, the CEO and founder of Belkin has a very positive outlook on the future of connecting technologies in the house, stating “The world is made up of trillions of things — cars, planes, jet engines, exercise equipment, the items on my desk. And then there’s the Internet. This category is about all of these things and the Internet, as we know it, coming together. Anything I can do over the Internet blended with my things” (Forbes, 2014).

As technology becomes more and more integrated into our networked home, we find that everything can be connected, making home-life just a little bit more easy to control. Is that such a bad thing?




Forbes. 2014. Everything Is Connected: What ‘The Internet Of Things’ Means Now. Available at: [Accessed 1 September 2019].

Mitew, T. (2014) ‘Do Objects Dream of an Internet of Things?’, Fibreculture Journal, 2014 (23), 1-25.

Wikipedia. 2019. Internet of Things. Available at: [Accessed 1 September 2019].

2 thoughts on “The internet of things: from networked objects to anticipatory spaces

  1. Hey Rachel, first of all, I love your remediation, I think its quite funny. I also like the fact that your have described how businesses have utilised the IoT and have given an example. This was a little bit of a different approach to me as I focused more on how every appliance around us has the ability to be integrated with technology.


  2. I like how you approached the topic of IoT from a business standpoint by highlighting that companies are taking advantage of IoT and increased connectivity. I never even thought of how beneficial increased connectivity within households is for these businesses as like you stated, companies are able to sell “multiple devices from the same brand” to a household to promote connectivity. In relation to my blog, I discussed IoT in terms of the question, why is there a need for devices to be connected?

    This video is an informative source about IoT that explains the concept really well. I think it would be a great source for you to look at if you are interested 🙂


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