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Power of the Internet (03:57)


At the Consumer Electronics Show, exhibitors demonstrate the latest gadgets. Appliances such as sinks and toilets are connecting to the Internet and using Alexa. (Credits)

Smart Assistants (02:21)

Google and Amazon want to know as much about consumers as possible. By 2020, Wikipedia expects 30,000,000,000 devices to join the Internet of Things. Companies that shape our world are based in San Francisco.

Investor Pitch Day (03:27)

Products that improve performance with data collection draw investors. Kristina Cahojova runs KEGG, a device that obtains data about a woman's fertility cycle. Companies measure heart rate, breathing, and sleep cycles; data brokers collect information from the cloud and sell it to other organizations.

Monitoring Consumers (03:14)

Eric Umansky describes receiving a call from his insurance company about using a C-Pap machine incorrectly. They deny him a new mask because he has not been compliant. KEGG wins the Investor Pitch Day contest.

Tech Abuse (03:31)

Ferial Nijem describes how her abuser used her smart home as a form of harassment. The Internet of Things takes away autonomy and control from consumers.

Third Industrial Revolution (03:33)

Jeremy Rifkin studies the implications of digital evolution. Improved communication technologies, new sources of energy, and modes of logistics merge, transforming how humans live their life.

Shenzhen, China (05:54)

About 90% of the world's electronics pass through the city. Cahojova describes why she came to Shenzhen to create the KEGG prototype. Citizens in Hangzhou participate in the social credit system which rewards and punishes individuals for their behavior.

Predictive Policing (06:05)

An AI algorithm hypothesizes where crime may occur in Vancouver, Canada. If an officer goes to a forecasted location, he or she has a 30-60% chance of apprehending the criminal. In Los Angeles, Stop LAPD Spying Coalition opposes Predpol.

Sidewalk Labs (05:32)

Google's parent company Alphabet proposes an adaptive city that has the Internet built into everything. Citizens worry about how much data will be shared and for what purpose. The #Blocksidewalk movement worries about the ethics behind privatizing municipal infrastructures.

Fab Lab City Vision (04:17)

Barcelona rejects the privatization of personal data and pledges to be self-sufficient by 2054. Data should be used for a common good instead of for capitalistic purposes. Smart citizen sensors collect data about CO2 emissions, pollution, and noise.

Green Fab Lab (03:29)

Open Source Beehive teaches individuals how to make a smart beehive that monitors the health of its bees. People need to build frameworks for the future.

Purpose of the Internet (04:10)

Fab Lab Barcelona wants to use the World Wide Web to solve problems. Cahojova launches a crowd-funding campaign to bypass Amazon. Technology is not good, bad, or neutral.

Credits: The Internet of Everything (02:27)

Credits: The Internet of Everything

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The Internet is invading all aspects of your life. No longer confined to your computer or your phone, the Internet is now in garbage cans, refrigerators, and the infrastructure of our cities. The future will either be a surveillance nightmare or an eco-utopia, the outcome determined by startups in Silicon Valley and Shenzhen. This program captures our present moment, when both futures still seem possible.

Length: 53 minutes

Item#: BVL210881

ISBN: 978-1-64867-991-9

Copyright date: ©2019

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