Chances are you’re already familiar with the term Internet of Things – and the acronym IOT – that keeps popping up all over in media of all kinds. In case you’re not…here’s a great definition from Technopedia
In 1999, Ashton said it best in this quote from an article in the RFID Journal:
“If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things – using data they gathered without any help from us – we would be able to track and count everything, and greatly reduce waste, loss and cost. We would know when things needed replacing, repairing or recalling, and whether they were fresh or past their best”.”
Many companies have been jumping on the IOT band-wagon. Here’s a nifty article and video from Hewlitt Packard that sums up their contribution:
The Internet of Things has exploded which means tremendous implications for apps, the cloud and the telecommunication service providers who keep it all connected.
While the term “Climate Change” brings about a host of responses when dropped into casual conversation, there have been many weather events that give credence to the idea that our planet is undergoing some pattern shifts. Since we don’t have written records that date back to the days of the dinosaurs, we have no way of knowing if the recent changes have occurred at some time previously – and, there was no Social Media to give us instantaneous reports back then either!
With all that being said – whether you believe in the phenomenon of “Climate Change” or not – UNESCO believes that it is important to educate today’s students on climatology so they are prepared for the future. They have designed a tool for teachers, released earlier this year, so that this topic can be discussed and explored. Regardless of your position on the politics, knowing about the weather and its effects can not be a bad idea for inclusion in the curriculum. Read about UNESCO’s publication here:
(If you want a more in-depth look at the content, you can download the publication using the link they provide on the right.)
Learn more about UNESCO’s programs to promote education, diversity, sustainable living and their other global impacts by clicking on the logo:
UNESCO is known as the “intellectual” agency of the United Nations. At a time when the world is looking for new ways to build peace and sustainable development, people must rely on the power of intelligence to innovate, expand their horizons and sustain the hope of a new humanism. UNESCO exists to bring this creative intelligence to life; for it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace and the conditions for sustainable development must be built.
What will your contribution be towards innovation that sustains our home planet?