Psycho-Pass: Dystopian future of IoT

This about the story, the creation of people imagination which takes place in dystopian future when people completely relying upon IoT. Somehow, we couldn’t take aside people imagination that has come in the movies. At some point, those imaginations become true, especially if it is about technology and the internet.

We know those examples from movies that familiar for us, such as technology in Iron Man movie for his suit and Jervis. You could buy the Jet Pack “Iron Man” in London, and Jervis is also part of Smart Home. Some technologies nowadays also inspired by Doraemon from Japan animation!

Then what about Psycho-Pass? Psycho-Pass is an animation TV-series that tells about the future which full of technology equipped with the Internet. However, it shows how society is worn out because of technology along with IoT. That’s why, we also couldn’t take aside the possibilities of the Dystopian future of the Internet of Things (IoT). Those imaginations alone are enough to warn us how frightening IoT can be.

Psycho-Pass: Dystopian future of IoT
Psycho-Pass depicts the possibility of IoT dystopian future.

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The story takes place far in future Japan when technology becomes so advanced and has integrated into daily life. That advanced technology, therefore, could give what many people dream for, a utopia society. Actually, thanks to technology, Japan becomes the only place on the planet that provides peace to its people. Yeah, at the moment, when most of the place on the planet fall into chaos, Japan could control its society to maintain its welfare.

The result of the technology is the Sibyl System. The system has the ability to dictate the lives of Japan’s citizen. The system at first is to monitor a person mental-health through modern and advanced devices connecting with the internet. Yet, the accuracy of the system is able to predict more than it used to, which is the future course of a person’s life.

On the surface, the Sibyl System is nothing but a benefit to society. It is a perfect system that could lead people into utopia society. Although, the dark secret behind this system is beyond the imagination of society. Behind the Sibyl System, there are a lot of people who leave and take control of the system. They leave as a brain alone without a body. As a group of people who evaluates other people, several errors could occur. As a system, they dispose of those errors and make it right as they believe. Consequently, they limit the best capabilities of a person and label it as a criminal. As the criminal regarding the system, it means death or isolation.

Everything in that society, people or objects, adjusted by the device which connects to the system. Wherever it is, there is the only system that will judge them and it is the Sibyl System.

Psycho-Pass Technology

We might not know but the technology in Psycho-Pass related to the found technology recently. Below is the technology in Psycho-Pass that you familiar with:

Psycho-Pass Technology
Smartwatch connecting with the internet for video call, voice call, receiving email and a lot of information. Photo taken from Draggle’s Anime Blog
Psycho-Pass Technology
Smarthome equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI). Photo taken from suntzuanime
A program that could monitor a person mental health
A program that could monitor a person mental health. Photo taken psychopass.fandom.com

Smart Home add your convenience at home

As a result of the internet of things, Smart Home becomes a great offer for the society. Get to know why Smart Home would become a great offer for you and your family which could add your convenience at home.

Smart Home is the result of the internet of things which gives us a lot of conveniences at home. Then, what are the convenience that Smart Home could offer for you and your family? You can scroll down this page and find out your self about Smart Home.

What is the Smart Home?

A smart home is where your home is in your hand and give you a lot of convenience within the touch of your finger. Photo taken from Immersa Lab

Smart Home is a house equipped with the technology that could make all the devices and system in the house connected into each other. In that case, you could control all devices in the house remotely as the owner of the house. You will get notifications or take full control for those devices to give you and your family more convenience at home. Even though, you are not in the house you still know what is happening with your house. That’s one of the convenience of Smart Home provides for you.

More benefits of the Smart Home

Smart Home is the best choices for you who is a busy person with high mobility outside your home. Smart Home provides convenience where you are far from home. Take examples when you have a meeting until late of the night but nobody is at home. You could turn on the light in the house and decreased its exposure through your phone. This also could help you to decrease the usage of your electricity and save your expense as well.

With Smart Home system you could increase the security of your home either you are in the house or not. You even can complete your security system with CCTV and anti-theft alarm if a stranger comes into your house. Especially if you have babies, it will be very useful to know what they do during day and night using the same devices.

Smart Home in Indonesia

Smart Home Technology is being said as the concept of future occupancy. There are several tech companies in Indonesia that support the concept of Smart Home in society. They already launched several home devices that could easily connect with your phone. Those companies also provide you with system and device that prevents you from thief and not only see it through CCTV when the theft was taking your things.

That is about the Smart Home and the benefits that it could provide you with all its convenience at your home. So, are you interested to make Smart Home as the concept of your house?

If you want to know about Smart Home performance, check the video below!

This is what Smart Home provides you with convenience for all of your family member. Video taken from YouTube

Source:

Mengenal Smart Home System di Indonesia, https://citraraya.com/smart-home-system/ Accessed Dec 12 2019

Home Automation: Ketika ‘Jarvis’ Iron Man Ada di Indonesia, https://www.cnbcindonesia.com/tech/20190119091614-37-51432/home-automation-ketika-jarvis-iron-man-ada-di-indonesia Accessed Dec 12 2019

Popular wristwatch: Smartwatch gives you benefits

Smartwatch recently becomes popular nowadays. Not only to show the current time but Smartwatch also gives you a lot of benefits at once. Scrolled down to find more about Smartwatch.

Maybe some of you are unfamiliar with this device, even this device called Smartwatch is popular nowadays. As part of the internet of things, the smartwatch is bravely standing along with any other smart devices, like the smartphone in your hand. For you who not familiar with this device, let’s find out together about Smartwatch and its benefits for you.

What you need to know about Smartwatch

Smartwatch, a portable device which forms like a wirtswatch could give you a of benefits only on thtough your wirst. Photo take from HeatlhTech

Smartwatch is a portable device which is designed like a wristwatch and could be worn on a wrist. The popular smartwatch uses a touchscreen for the user to operate the device and it could offer several apps carried from the device itself. The existence of this device is to encourage people to use a mini portable computer on their wrists.

Most of the smartwatch becomes a wireless Bluetooth adaptor to connect with user smartphone. That is why through the smartwatch, we could have control over the smartphone without taking our phone out of pocket. Consequently, it gives you some benefits for efficiency with Smartwatch is on the wrist.

Benefits of using the Smartwatch

Because of the Smartwatch capabilities to connect with your smartphone, you could receive calls and replay message instantly with only to a glance to your wrists. You even can get notifications from social media immediately. Some smartwatch also provides voice support so it will be more efficient to give command through your voice instead.

In addition, Smartwatch also could facilitate you with a fitness tracker and healthcare. As examples, this device could help to analyze your heartbeats or monitor patients for a chronic condition. In the HealthTech website, they tell that smartwatches give helps to collect heart health data. Some hospitals even launched the system program to better track their patients especially patients with chronic diseases.

Furthermore, with fancy and elegant design from the Smartwatch, it could support your sense of fashion. There are more smartwatches out there that have a stylish design suit with your style and it could make you look more fashionable.

There is a lot of type and design for the smartwatch that will give you benefits depending on your needs. Photo taken watchranker.com

In the end, the smartwatch is not about telling time alone. It does help its users as fitness track, or maybe as health monitoring, or for daily life used as it could give quick access to your smartphone.

However, you still have to keep in mind the benefits of it as well as the disadvantages of relying on smart devices too much. Finally, you can choose which smartwatch that suit you in the market and just give it a try using this device. See it yourself the benefits that you might get this smart device, Smartwatch.

Her (2013): when people rely too much on the Internet

Have you ever watched a movie titled Her (2013)? Do you know what happens with people and the computer equipped with the Internet in the movie? Through this movie, we could see how the Internet of Things could influence people life when people rely too much on the program of the Internet.

Her is an American science-fiction romantic drama film which published in 2013. This movie has written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze. This film was based on speculative science that researched carefully for depicting the reality of the world in the future. The film is not only about the romantic drama between two entities. It is about the value that the writer wants to deliver about the possibility of the internet in the future. This is about how people are too absorb within the internet and they rely too much on it.

Her (2013) synopsis

Her 2013- when people rely too much on the Internet
When the main character of the movie feels alone, he relies too much upon the voice command technology called OS1 which is part of the Internet of Things. Photo taken from KINCIR

The story is around a lonely man named Theodore Twombly who is a professional love letter writer in the modern era in future. So desperate with her divorced with his wife, Theodore buys an Operation System (OS). This OS is equipped with voice command and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for easily adjusting and developing on its own.

Theodore chooses a female voice for the OS to fulfil his emptiness because of his divorce. The OS introduces her self as Samantha and it tries to adjust with Theodore needs and personalities. Through the film goes on, Theodore has fallen in love with Samantha. He does everything that usually most couples do in real life with Samantha.

Theodore ex-wife even thinks that he is crazy for falling in love with a computer. Even so, Theodore doesn’t care and still continues his relationship with Samantha. He also finds out that his friend Amy who divorces with her husband is dating with her OS.

Unfortunately, without any notification, Samantha disappears because the program needs to be upgraded. In this part, Theodore realizes that everyone starts to talk with their OS. When Samantha comes back again in the program, Theodore asks her about her love for him and the answer is Samantha indeed loves Theodore just like she loves her other users.

Of course, in the end, Theodore only finds himself upset because of Samantha before he knows that there a woman truly falls for him. Finally, the ends up when Theodore and Amy are finally together.

Related to the Internet

Thus, we could assume it would not be that far in the future when the internet would be we really easy to use as well as the smart device which supported the internet. From the story in the film, we could see how the human relationship is falling apart because people rely too much upon the internet even it is for simple conversation between human.

It certainly shows how the internet facilitates people life, but on the hand, it could keep people apart with others. At the end of the story, it as well depicts carefully how precious the relationship between human emotionally.

So, which part you want to choose from using this internet? Do you want to become the people that rely too much on the internet and forget the precious relationship between others, or otherwise?

Top 5 Online Shops in Indonesia during 2019

Do you want to buy clothes for the Christmas party? or buy some gift for your friends and family back home? You could choose from the 5 top online shops in Indonesia below, that most of the Indonesian visits buying things for their beloved ones.

According to ipriceinsights and ASEANUP below are the most popular and visited online shops in Indonesia. Nonetheless, there are only the top 5 online shops in Indonesia from so many online shops in the survey.

Before we go further, it is better to know what online shop is about. So, online shops or they would call it, e-commerce (electronic commerce) sites are the place where the activities of buying and selling products on online services or through the internet.

Hence, E-commerce or online shops could simplify the activities of shopping. You could choose from online shops below that suite you better.

Tokopedia

Top 5 Online Shops in Indonesia during 2019
Online shops in Indonesia. Photo taken from fajarpos.com

The largest and the most popular online shop that most people visit is Tokopedia. Indeed, it shows from its Monthly Traffic Estimate is around 148,500,000. It might be the result for Tokopedia to allowing individuals and business to freely open and easily manages their own stores on the platform. Tokopedia also received a lot of funds from their sponsor, from Japan’s Softbank to Sequoia Capital, The famous American tech venture capital firm.

Shopee

Meanwhile, Shopee claims to be the first online shop using a mobile marketplace app with the concept of Consumer-to-consumer (C2C). Shopee is the first online shops that provide Live Chat feature which distinguishes them from any other online shops. Later, other online shops followed their steps for this feature to enrich their own platform.

Bukalapak

Bukalapak is another top online shop in Indonesia which provide brand as well as individual to buy and sell their product online. This online shops originally made by Indonesian and they apply the concept of Consumer-to-Consumer (C2C). Furthermore, the thing you have to remember from Bukalapak is they provide extra financial guarantees for their customers.

Lazada

Lazada is an online department store and a marketplace which provides a lot of product from electronic devices, book, kid toys, medical devices, beauty product, and many more. However, Lazada Indonesia is also a branch from Internationa Lazada Group in Southeast Asia, which is a subsidiary of internet network company of Rocker Internet. Rocket Internet is an Internet company which incubate and invests in internet and technology companies globally.

Blibli

Blibli is like an online shop which resembles the mall in real life. Therefore, they provide a lot of products from gadget to computer, all kinds of fashion, from health to beauty products, stuffs for mother and children, products for home and its decoration, and even for automotive things. It also provides tickets and could give special promotion and vouchers for their users.

Top 5 Online Shops in Indonesia during 2019
Buy things in online shop using the e-wallet. Photo taken from Actualitate

You could also pay things in online shops through e-wallet that they provide to make your payment easier. Thus, that is the top 5 online shops in Indonesia! Do you already choose which site to buy things that you want?

Get to know what is the Internet of Things (IoT) for your daily life

The Internet of Things is what that makes your life easier! Your phone exactly is one of the many results of the Internet of Things. So, what exactly the Internet of Things (IoT) is all about? Let’s know further about it!

Maybe some of you are already familiar with these words, the Internet of Things or some others may not know about it? but really, we are living with the Internet of Things closer than we know.

Let’s see everything becomes much easier nowadays. You don’t have to go to the supermarket to buy things if you could shop online; you are now could bring less and less cash and pay things online instead; wi-fi is all around the places wherever you go. That alone could give you at least a picture about IoT.

Then, what is the Internet of Things (IoT)?

Internet of things is about the concept of the system that could transfer data through the network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. This system itself basically is about connecting everything in the world, not only people but also things around us, from people-to-people, people-to-things, and things-to-things.

To put it simply, according to McClelland in his website, iotforall.com:

the Internet of Things means taking all the things in the world and connecting them to the internet

He also tells there are three categories from things that are being connected to the internet. First, things that could collect information and send it. Second, things that could receive information and act according to the received information. Third, things could do both of the commands before.

Moreover, the word “things” in the Internet of Things is about the subject that has equipped with IoT devices. Takes examples for a house with an anti-theft sensor, people with e-wallet for payment online, wireless speaker that you used at home or even Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) for the patient to remotely controlled from home.

IoT for our lives

The example of the Inther if things for Medical Care. Photo taken from InnovHealth twitter

Nowadays, people already rely on the Internet of Things for daily life. Just say that the way you use your phone is part of it. Even the way you reach this website is part of the Internet of Things too. The way IoT influences our lives is how our lives become much easier.

You can touch and swipe your phone to get more convenient transportation. E-wallet and barcode to pay things are also popular nowadays. You can even make your own fitness schedule with your coach online. See? All of those is thanks to the concept of the Internet of Things.

There are many predictions out there about how IoT could influence societies in the world. They even said that there will be over 10 billion connected devices in 2020. Who knows? More importantly, IoT could help human life and indeed brings a lot of benefits for our daily life. The using of IoT could lead to smart people with smart devices and this can lead to a smart society as well.

However, IoT also could push people to do things that could give harm to others. So, in the end, everything is all up to you to use it wisely and smart. At the end of the day, all choices are in your hand.

Digital platforms: making the world a more complicated place

Robert Demir, Lancaster University; Christian Sandström, Chalmers University of Technology, and Christofer Laurell, Stockholm School of Economics

Digital platforms, the websites and apps which compete for our precious screen time, have successfully invaded the traditional territory of many sectors of the “old economy”. They have become the preferred – expected, even – domains for many kinds of human behaviour, from banking and property buying, to dating and entertainment.

In doing so, Airbnb, Amazon, Uber and (many) others have swiftly managed to shift economic behaviour from the world of physical bricks and mortar to a digital world powered by algorithms.

These companies are often praised for apparently providing consumers with ever more choice. But in fact, the fundamental idea behind the algorithms which power these platforms is to reduce the variation of options available.

This is because digital platforms are meticulously designed to appeal to individual users at both ends – sellers or providers, and consumers or users. In theory, this reduces the complexity of decision-making, and increases the speed of digital interaction.

Yet in many regards, digital technology has simply made things more complicated. And there are three main ways in which they have managed to do this.

First, while the boundaries between physical and digital space have become blurred, so too has the distinction between producer and consumer.

This is because social media platforms have given consumers a new and stronger voice. Likes, shares, dislikes, comments and reviews all provide information that was not available in a pre-digital age.

This voice informs both well-known brands and start-up entrepreneurs about how their products are being perceived. Consumers become part of the marketing operation in a way that was not possible before, complicating the way we value products and services.

Second, the ways in which business initiatives attract funding has also altered considerably. Specifically, crowdfunding has become a popular way of raising finance for new ideas or projects, attracting donations through collaborative contributions. And recent analysis suggests that crowdfunding is fuelling a wide array of ideas that go well beyond what would be possible in the context of traditional funding (from banks or wealthy investors).

As new business ventures gain funding and momentum more easily through the digital landscape, they increase the overall complexity of the marketplace. The speed (and scope and scale) at which markets are redefined is accelerated by entrepreneurs who create new offerings.

Third, the digital media landscape has given rise to a plethora of platforms enabled by information and communications technology for the exchange of goods and services. Specifically, the “sharing”, “access” and “community-based” economies represent new ways in which exchanges of goods and services take place on platforms such as Airbnb, Uber and Couchsurfing.

The sharing economy, however, has recently been shown to be expanding into various new sectors including fashion and sports, adding complexity by going beyond the previously dominant sectors of transportation and accommodation.

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In light of all these rapid developments, which change the conventional view of what a market-based economy is, there are several serious challenges facing society.

A simply complex situation

These concern how we all – consumers, producers, investors – manage communication, privacy and cyber security. Given the nature of the algorithmic world, voices are increasingly raised about the risks of artificial intelligence (AI) for humankind.

But before we even reach this level, the risks are great for the idea of human liberal thought, when the ways in which we are being persuaded are unclear to so many of us.

Consumers, firms and policymakers are already feeding AI-enabled online robots with ever more information aimed at improving automated digital solutions for everyday decisions, issues and concerns.

Can we balance the value generated from such digital platforms with the potential risks? Probably. But concerted action from governments and businesses is needed to enhance transparency about the risks of algorithmic solutions and decisions. That’s the only way we can all be expected to understand this brave new digital world.

Robert Demir, Lecturer in Strategic Management, Lancaster University; Christian Sandström, Associate Professor of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, and Christofer Laurell, Docent, Stockholm School of Economics

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