October 28, 2014

The Internet of Things and what it means for librarians

Many experts say the rise of embedded and wearable computing will bring the next revolution in digital technology. They say the upsides are enhanced health, convenience, productivity, safety, and more useful information for people/organizations. The downsides: challenges to personal privacy, over-hyped expectations, and boggling tech complexity. Lee Rainie shares the latest research from Pew about libraries and puts it into context with the expanding Internet of Things.

The Internet of Things and what it mean for librarians from Pew Research Center’s Internet Project