Should We Connect People or Things?

I know I said I was going to go on vacation and not write new posts for the next couple of weeks, but as with all well thought out plans…I got inspired on my last day before vacation.

“Connected society” and “the internet of things” are terms that we use more and more frequently. But what could they mean for sustainability and building a better future for consumers ?

 

 

Connected Society

There is certainly the possibility to achieve improved sustainability through person to machine interfaces;  how we employ ICT technologies to enable conscientious, environmentally collaborative relationships between people …

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Going Mainstream: Are Consumers Driving Sustainable Corporate Behavior?

A few months back, I did a piece on the Good Guide and how it might be helpful to consumers as they made decisions.  I certainly had fun playing with the Good Guide on my iPad at my home, but when it came time to use it in the grocery store – between scanning each item, the time it took to execute a query in the database, the fact that many items are not in the database, and then interpreting the result – I’m not certain it was worth it.

I enjoyed reading Marc Gunther’s piece on consumer behavior in …

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