Top 5 Legal Issues in the Internet of Things, Part 5: Physical Safety

In this series of articles on the Internet of Things, we’ve examined two ways in which IoT devices can be intentionally abused (data security, invasion of privacy), and two systemic limitations that could impede the IoT’s growth (bandwidth overload and lack of interoperability between copyrighted software).  The final topic I will address in this series–physical […]

Sock Puppetry in Social Media: an Interview With Daniel Suarez

Daniel Suarez is a New York Times bestselling author of three amazing hi-tech thrillers, and has become a darling of the augmented reality community.  But his books, his real-world experience in IT security, and his ideas go far beyond any one technological field.  His latest novel, Kill Decision, follows a covert military intelligence team as […]

Living in IPv6: What Happens When Everything & Everywhere Goes Online?

What happens when every physical object and place has an internet IP address?  This could happen in the very near future, and the impact on daily life could be profound. Several trends are already moving in that direction: Hardware: We already see RFID tags used to track the whereabouts of consumer goods.  Consumer electronics, vehicles, […]

Political Activism, Social Change, and Augmented Reality

Superimposing digital data on the physical world is not just for the 1%.  As more of our innovators, artisans, and marketers experiment with augmented reality, the tumultuous politics of our times are beginning to follow suit. Protests and Social Change This year’s Occupy movement broke new ground in various ways that will keep sociologists and […]

AR & the Law – My Presentation at the Mobile AR Event

On October 11, I had the great honor of presenting at the Mobile AR Event, held in San Diego during the CTIA Enterprise & Applications Conference. It was a privilege to share the stage with representatives from such AR pioneers as daqri, Layar, GoldRun, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Metaio, Second Site, and others. My subject, appropriately enough, […]