Sushobhan Mukherjee

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Internet of Things


Year 2014 was congested with SMAC and IOT. SMAC stands for “Social Mobility Analytics Cloud” and IOT stands of “Internet of Things”.

We intent to connect anything and everything and collect lot of information (big data) from different sources, Analyse, structure and use them as per our need.

We are talking of Smart cities where everything, everyone is connected using fibre, wireless in lightning fast speed so that collection of information happens in a flash and decision making becomes faster even before we can think.

But what all we are connecting?

We are trying to connect non IT elements ( since IT elements like computers, storage, router, switch , firewall, server, mobile etc are meant to be connected by default) like UPS, Genset, Air conditioner, Biometric, CCTV, Passive Cables, Rooms, Doors, Gates, Apparels and anything else you may think. We are deploying RFID, Wi-Fi, Cable and other technologies to connect.

But interestingly we are trying to connect elements which are not having life.

What happens to the living elements? How do we connect with our near dear ones, our friends, relatives and even unknowns? How do connect with animals, trees, other living creatures? Can we collect data of minds, thoughts, emotions, dreams and analyse?

Can we connect with souls, spirits, and living creatures outside this solar systems?

The answer is “Big No”.

Then what is the fun in concentrating on SMAC and IOT? Rather it is de-focusing from self, from our insight.

Can we not practice and concentrate the powers we have within? Our monks did so for years in ancient ages.

They could concentrate the power of mind, could connect with the other mind, and read them. They used to analyse the astronomy and relate with bodily elements and in effect could able to do the trend analysis (let it be past, present or future).

Did we think of this data systems? Is this not big data? Is this not analytics?

Is this not connectivity?

Trust readers could visualize the picture demonstrated in the movie “Avatar”


Friends can we bring our focus back to the real power which can connect life.

The real “Internet of things”.