The philosophy of IoT: Will it help or hurt?

Big questions about the Internet of Things are on the agenda at a July conference

Some ask the big questions about the Internet of Things. Will it free up human potential? Will everyone share in its benefits, or just those who capitalize on it?

These are the types of issues that may be raised at the Philosophy of the Internet of Things conference in July at York St. John University in the U.K. Beginning July 3, this may be the first such conference organized around this topic. One of its organizers, Justin McKeown, head of the program for Fine Art and Computer Science at York St. John, explained some of the issues in an interview conducted via email.

Computer science and fine art are separate programs, but the university has introduced mandatory computer programming classes for all first year fine arts students with the "aim to produce creative and innovate individuals who are able to affect and adapt to changes," he said.

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