Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Internet of Things

Now, after Facebook has brought the social network to the web, it's time for the internet of things :-).

I think Google is one of the few companies that are able to start building the internet of things, with all their server farms, smartphones, TVs and some self-driving cars ;-).
Then you no longer need to query Google's search engine for timetables or nearby shops and restaurants. The internet of things just tells you everything you need to know.

It is really interesting which technologies will clear the way for the interconnected mesh of systems. Thereby Erlang will hopefully find its way to more and more backend systems :-).


  1. Currently websites are dead documents on the server side. Only the clients (browsers) bring them alive. For something like the Internet of Things the content providers for websites should be active objects (e.g. Erlang processes) that are able to inform listeners of changes even if they are not currently displayed. And there has to be a HTTP method für adding listeners to the content providers of the underlying data (maybe using leases).