October 2008

Internet promises aura of intelligence

By Thomas David Petite

Thee most remarkable aspect of the proliferation of the Internet has been replacing the Public Switch Telecommunication Network (PSTN) and, for the most part, replacing orbital satellite systems.

The Internet is not like any distribution network man has ever seen. It does not provide a sole dedicated service that supports a dedicated business model, such as TV, radio, and telecom services.

The Internet does not care about traditional individual applications or market consumption rules that govern multimedia markets applications. Nor, for the most part, does it rely on connected usage consumption rules for always-on connected applications, which go against traditional multimedia models controlled and monitored by usage and consumption.

By allowing non-traditional markets an open soft circuit with continuous connections to migrate data from almost everything that is imaginable, the Internet can provide an "inner-wise" neural type processing that enables instant feedback on an economical scale that is also completely novel.

When you breakdown the essential elements of the Internet, it is an open neural networking system with interconnected nodes that create a neural connectivity processing system. The nodes have varying functions that when connected can invoke intelligent change or can provide more logic for aggregation decision processing. 

Much like the human brain, if the hand is not connected, the hand cannot function to evoke change or accept change, or to give feedback that provides additional knowledge on what the hand could do to evoke change. So without an Internet connection, do we have smart devices?

My opinion is NO.

As we have witnessed the last 10 years, the Internet has achieved historic levels of expansion with various new business vertical applications creating new levels of technological advancements.

Ever since the Internet has extended to various new applications, we hear or read about a new product evolution of smart devices, smart grid, smart houses, smart actuators, and so forth. Is it the ability to connect these devices that makes them smart, or is it the device themselves smart?

Would they be smart if they weren't connected?

By continually extending the Internet, we will constantly create new disruptive levels of business environmental conciseness. We will experience an aura of such intelligence that we will be able to accurately see things before they happen.

So will the devices be smart or intuitive?

Instant data infusion and feedback provides our ability to intuitively predict and validate change in behavior for most any environment that is connected. Intelligence results from the instant data infusion and the feedback that enables change to processors that become part of a collective soul of smarter devices. The question is, when does a single processor become a smart device?

Is a sensor processor connected to a network of nodes in a neural system creating a massive brain concept a smarter enlightened system? Yes.

What are the key difference to between smart devices and intuitive devices? In the last 13 or so years, we have witnessed the simple birth of the Internet. Just as the radio, TV, computing systems, and telecom industries evolved, so will the Internet. However, because of its processing openness, it will be at a much faster speed. These new evolutional global applications will save and change the world in many ways.

Wall Street will look at crops and commodities as never seen before due to the connected sensors that intuitively monitor the crops, which will give real-time updates on soil and water conditions throughout regions and continents, accurately projecting volumes of crop that will see harvest.

Get ready for a new Internet layer, one that has a collective soul of intuitively thinking devices.

Just as our own mind engages possibilities to change by creative thought before action, so will the intuitive devices once connected to a smart Internet. 


Thomas David Petite (dpetite@ewmesh.com) is an inventor and entrepreneur. He is a passionate and recognized creator in the energy and communications industries and holds 25 U.S. patents (www.uspto.gov). He is president and chief executive of IntusIQ.