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SNS Subscriber Edition Volume 15, Issue 39 Week of October 1, 2012



    Connecting Digital Earths




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Digital Earths


Building the Sensor Planet

M2M and Nature

Earth II and World Wind

Commercial vs.

Academic Earths

Uniting Worlds

The Reality Machine and the
Global Prediction Machine


Quotes of the Week




From Multiple Input Genetics to Equilibrium Genetics

A New FiRe

HP Fails the Smell Test


Takeout Window


HP's Long-Term Decline

Japan's Balance of Payments




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Members Making News


Upcoming SNS Events

& Media Links


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New Members' Welcome

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Connecting Digital Earths


Building the Sensor Planet


I recently ran a panel at the Mobile Future Forward Conference on Machine to Machine wireless communications. Conference founder (and FiRe Wireless Ambassador) Chetan Sharma had picked up a quote from Ericsson indicating that we could expect up to 50B devices talking to one another by around 2020.


People have been talking about so-called M2M communications for quite a while, but it seems as though we haven't really gotten our arms around it yet. Everyone agrees it will be big, but no one knows how big. I figure that Ericsson, the largest wireless infrastructure company on the planet, probably has it pretty well calculated.



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