Prior to applying to business school, I took a stab at the prestigious MIT Media Labs – my dream school reminiscent of where all the X-Men collaborate along with Professor Xavier in doing great things and which provided an avenue to hone one’s skills in an effort to change the world. At last, I was not an X-Man but the process was an enlightening one.
In brief, before Internet of Things became all the rage and the term coined, I’ve always thought that near limitless bandwidth was an inevitability and that we would be limited merely by imagination constraining our abilities to exploit such medium. I foresee the network behaving like a global nervous system. There are widespread sensors acting like inputs that span across cities while the output mechanisms improve our effectiveness as a community, from optimizing traffic lights in real-time to rapidly monitoring the spread of diseases. We will also benefit from more vivid long distance communication possibly harnessing physical media to establish a greater sense of connection. The world can be viewed as it happens, in real-time, in extreme detail.