Transport Systems is a article about the new types of transports that technology has produced.
This article also has a great deal of information about “the internet of things” as it will be a driving force for the transport network of the future because people and organizations of the future will be able to organize their own transport networks. This will be achieved by probably using apps on their mobile telephones or iPads (or whatever exists in that future period) that have access to data and complex data analysis programs (apps also) that will give exact details of the transports available (possibly drone or automated transports that may or may not fly) and best route based on current traffic, and transport lane conditions.
The people that use “the internet of things” will also make use of the transport networks based on how they might be treated by their environment and home—that are also influenced by the internet of things.
The Segway transport has a very controversial history, but is a brilliant and fun idea.
🌎 Segway Personal Transporter [website]: http://www.segway.com/consumer
🌎 This is a wide introduction to personal transporters [website]: http://hexlab.blogspot.com.au/2010/05/new-era-of-personal-human-transporter.html
🌎 This is the Honda U3-X Personal Mobility Device [website]: http://world.honda.com/U3-X/
🌎 The walk assist device [website]: http://world.honda.com/Walking-Assist/
The Internet of Things: Introduction
🌎 These Ant-Sized Radios Might Power The Internet of Things [article]: http://gizmodo.com/these-ant-sized-radios-might-power-the-internet-of-thin-1633891966
Notes from article: “RFID tags and contactless smartcards can get their power the same way, drawing energy from a radio source, but Stanford’s radio has more processing power than those simpler devices, a university representative said. That means it could query a sensor for its data, for instance, and transmit it when required.”
The infrastructure for these RFID tags for the internet of things was probably laid down here: ☆ Internet Protocol (IP) address standard Version 6 (IPv6) [article]: http://wp.me/p10Tww-2iA
☆ Printoo and the Internet of Things [article]: http://youtu.be/yKl6D_c0dpk [small companies can develop the internet of things]
☆ Amazon Testing Drone Delivery System : http://youtu.be/Le46ERPMlWU [delivery by unmanned air-craft]
🌎 Jeremy Rifkin on the Fall of Capitalism and the Internet of Things : http://youtu.be/3xOK2aJ-0Js [ consumers can now take big data, analytics, and to maximize our production of energy, food, recycling, 3D printed products, information, transport (such as ordering groceries–unless our refrigerator or house will do that for us, transport will be through robotic vehicles and drones) ] Note: not all this is mentioned in the video…
🌎 Big Data: The Internet is Watching You!: http://youtu.be/l_a0ecZ2Oe0 [big data, analytics, and decision making, and a few concerns surrounding it]
🌎 What is The Internet of Things?: http://youtu.be/LVlT4sX6uVs [example of your house and surroundings collecting data from you, converting that data into analytics–data that makes sense for decision making, and your house and surrounding then respond to you at a specific time and place]
It is difficult to fully describe the internet of things because in a way it has the potential to alter our reality because our environment will start to react to our presence and even future wishes without being asked.
The idea that the internet of things can also increase our ability to produce energy, objects via 3D printers, recycling, food production, information production, and automate our transport needs is quite huge in itself. It will also enable to see ahead of time what conditions are like for our proposed path of travel and alter that path if required.
The internet of things also has applications for larger scale groupings, such a suburbs, cities, states, and even whole countries. To name a few: medicine, elderly care, transport, roadways, air-traffic, water quality, food production, business efficiency in delivering products and services, crowd and traffic control, maintenance improvements in all areas.
The Internet of Things: In a Nutshell
IP6 (www.worldipv6launch.org/infographic/) is setting the ground work for the Internet of things with 3.4*10^34 [internet] addresses. With the internet of things, your environment (both public and private areas) will react to who you are (http://youtu.be/LVlT4sX6uVs), but that will not be discussed here unless it is related to transport.
These internet addresses will allow for not only a whole bunch of new websites & blogs for example, they will allow nearly everything you can think of to have an internet address—including a check up on the health of the family pet, and household plants for example.
So how will the internet of things work? It will often use tiny radio transmitters that can be attached to anything that are much smaller then your finger nail [article]: http://gizmodo.com/these-ant-sized-radios-might-power-the-internet-of-thin-1633891966
These tiny radio transmitters (each having an internet address) will be attached to sensors that can detect various things. This may not seem impressive, but these sensors can monitor you health, or stress levels for example: Technology we wear that changes our social lives & health: Presenting OMsignal, technology woven into life [ video ]: http://youtu.be/hMiOmJHXyC4 (this also means that people don’t have to spend as much time in hospital).
These sensors (that are attached to radio transmitters, and have their own internet address) and are part of the stuff that makes up “the internet of things” and will probably be used in a Resource Based Economy to monitor the earths resources, energy, production, and a whole bunch of other things.
We now step up to the next level for the internet of things: the information level (all that information those sensors are collecting ha to go some place).
Information used by the sensors from the “internet of things” may be used as is, or it may be analyzed by complex or simple algorithms so that all that data makes sense to you–in the example of you monitoring the stress levels of your partner, or the heart rate of your elderly parent you might want to be alerted if stress levels are to high, or the heart rate suddenly changes to a higher rate or becomes irregular in some way; and analytical software can serve that function and give you the information you want.
You might also be interested in knowing how you will control the internet of things: you will most likely download apps to your mobile telephone, and those apps will control the internet of things—allowing you to tell the internet of things you are concerned with your partners stress levels and your elderly parents heart rate for example.
For transport systems the internet of things will impact on a management level (traffic flow, infrastructure care, hazard elimination, warning notices or users and so on) and on things like the possibility that automated flying drones will be a common sight in a Resource Based Economy—the drones often working to deliver things (http://youtu.be/Le46ERPMlWU) to people, like groceries from the automated supermarkets.
The Venus Project mentions transport: http://www.thevenusproject.com/technology/transportation and that sea going transports might also manufacture products while it moving from one place to another for example.
But technology is always changing, and the articles in The Venus Project can always be edited to reflect the newest technologies available to us and/or we can sometimes get impressions of what people living in a Resource Based Economy might be like and what kind of transport systems they use—because we ourselves start to fully understand how new technology might effect our lives.
Transport system of the future may not be like, or even resemble the transport systems of today. Part of the reason for this is that people in a Resource Based Economy will think differently from you, and because they don’t have to work to survive.
People in a Resource Based Economy can choose the times they want to work on their projects of interest; and they can choose how they travel or don’t travel.
The need to travel to a place in person may no longer be important: since people can use things like tele-presence (http://au.pcmag.com/double-telepresence-robot/review/303/double-telepresence-robot) or use online/virtual-reality meetings.
Children may also be able to hang out with their parents, and learn (for free of course) at their own pace using the online (internet) learning environment.
That means that there may be no more daily commuting to work, or school, and with the internet of things (sensors—in terms of historic mentions by The Venus Project) your refrigerator and food storage areas may order your food from robotic supermarkets (robots gather the grocery-order and send it to the dispatch drones) and drones may deliver your groceries directly your door or to your robot so it can be put away.
A Resource Based Economy will encourage people to exercise and socialize, so walking (for exercise) and going out to social places to eat might be very popular (since the food is free, it does matter where you eat it). Foot traffic, bicycles, or skate boards might be very popular in a Resource Based Economy for social interactions and for exercise needs.
Transport (free also) may might be used for things like: exploring the world; travel; visit online friends in person; or to take you to a place to exercise or socialize with other people. It is quite possible walking will also be quite popular in a Resource Based Economy.
Robotic (huge) boats might transport materials and manufacture things, but our transport system might also be filled with small automated wheeled, tracked and flying drones (http://youtu.be/Le46ERPMlWU). That means automated drones and robots might be a common sight for people that live in a Resource Based Economy.
The Internet of Things. The New Resource: YOU!
A new technology that will lay the ground work for the sensors that would be used in a Resource Based Economy—a technology and automation that if used to serve us has a great potential to improve lives for all 7 billion of us.
However in a monetary system it is also a new resource that can be exploited: YOU!
Edward Snowden has indicated some of the abuses of a surveillance network by the intelligence networks (the new guards or police of the internet era), but a much larger threat lies in simply treating your personal information and feelings as a resource or product to be plundered and yes even abused. With “the internet of things” your environment and home can react to you and even abuse you O_O
If you have watched the “Paradise or Oblivion” video: http://youtu.be/KphWsnhZ4Ag you will see how abusive we are to our resources: designing in failure to keep the market cycle moving products, profiting from wars, not doing anything about human suffering (hunger–http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2014/09/29/death-hunger-stalk-indian-tea-workers-in-industry-largely-unchanged-since/, disease (ebola)–exponential death rate (#scary) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebola_virus_epidemic_in_West_Africa#Timeline_of_reported_cases_and_deaths ) . With free food, free water, and free health care a lot of human suffering could be avoided, we have the technology to achieve this (and this technology is getting more advanced and easier to use, and approaching zero cost also—some companies are working on this new frontier of business ideas (or going out of business in the long term); where the companies show a high degree of care towards the people they serve).
This is a song to show you how abusive we are towards resources (and people at times) “The Money System Doesn’t Work” – Under Pressure [song]: http://youtu.be/a01QQZyl-_I
With the “internet of things” your environment will not only know how you think, it will also react to how you feel. Video of: Your house reacting to you as you come home: http://youtu.be/LVlT4sX6uVs
“The internet of things” has a great potential to bring humanity to a new stage of managing this world; that will also set the ground work for the physical sensor systems that are required by a Resource Based Economy.
This new technology may also bring us information of human suffering (like starvation and diseases (like ebola)) at a faster rate. If we can act faster it might reduce the death rate and suffering that occur because of starvation or disease for example. Tiny radio-transmitting Sensors (Tags) may also be attached to animals to prevent hunting (and we hope the people will be encouraged to seek out free health-care and free food—that they might produce as a substitute to hunting) and complex analysis of business (in the case of the tea estate workers loosing their jobs) might all be used to prevent problems from occurring in the first place.
Last edited in Jul 2014
Shortened link to article: 🌎 Transport Systems [article]: http://wp.me/p10Tww-376
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