The Internet of Things and Beyond: Rise of the Non-Human Actors

  title={The Internet of Things and Beyond: Rise of the Non-Human Actors},
  author={Arthur Tatnall and Bill Davey},
  journal={InnovaInt. J. Actor Netw. Theory Technol. Innov.},
  • A. TatnallB. Davey
  • Published 1 October 2015
  • Business
  • InnovaInt. J. Actor Netw. Theory Technol. Innov.
In the past, it was rare for non-humans to interact with each other without any involvement by humans, but this is changing. The Internet of Things (IoT) involves connections of physical things to the Internet. It is largely about the relationships between things, or non-humans actors. In other cases the ‘Things' seem to have inordinate power. The authors will ask: where does this leave humans? Are the things taking over? As a consideration of interactions like this must be a socio-technical… 

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