Ubisense, showed what some of those technologies may look like in a presentation earlier this month titled Location and the Internet of Things.Technologist Tim O'Reilly likes to say that the software of the future will be cloud-delivered data, augmenting mobile reality, based on real-world sensor feedback, in real time. Peter Batty (left), VP of geospatial technology at
"Your phone is going to be a proxy for yourself," Batty argues. For example, "before long our smartphones will open all doors for us, cars etc." Location, sensors and the web aren't limited just to our phones either. "As you're driving along," Batty says, "your [GPS and web-enabled] car will communicate with gas stations along your route and be negotiating for gas prices, doing things like reverse auctions. There will be factors involved like 'how much gas do you have left?'"IgniteSpatial and was written up today at GISUser.com.
Betty also writes an excellent blog called Geo Thought.