Instead of reading this column, you really should be reading Steve Case’s new book, The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future (Simon and Schuster, 2016). Seriously. It’s not only a fascinating view of his experience at the dawn of the Internet age, it’s also a blueprint for how organizations must form partnerships with governments and others if they’re going to succeed in this age of technological innovation.
But since you’re here, I’ll try to make this synopsis worth your while. The wave of which Case writes is one in which the “Internet of Everything” is giving rise to ideas and companies that have the potential to totally disrupt the way we do things. He describes it as “a phase where the Internet will be fully integrated into every part of our lives—how we learn, how we heal, how we manage our finances, how we get around, how we work, even what we eat.”
Case calls it the Internet of Everything instead of the Internet of Things, because the Internet is impacting nearly every aspect of our lives. And it can do so much more. Real time tracking of vital signs, fitness and nutrition has the potential to transform health care and our relationships with our medical care providers. Monitoring student achievement more closely can help us tailor teaching to each student’s needs. And the agriculture industry, already a voracious consumer of data, is on the precipice producing food and ensuring safety in new ways.
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