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A level playing field for building and testing digital projects.

According to an estimate by Cisco Systems, 50 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020. The transformative potential of such exponential interconnection is vast, unruly and demands our attention.
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As well as suggesting tech approaches to ensure maximal interoperability between sub-communities of devices, we should also consider social and political requirements. An internet of things ‘Bill of Rights’ is proposed, including the right of an individual to access data created about them by others, in full resolution and in a standard format. The fostering of widespread technological literacy should also be considered crucial

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Supported by Sony and Forum for the Future, IoTA – the Internet of Things Academy – is an attempt to provide an open, inclusive, inviting platform for people to imagine, build and test projects, playing “at the intersection of the physical and the digital”.

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