In this episode, we talk with Dr. Lee Humphreys, chair of the Department of Communications at Cornell University.
We talked about the Internet of Things. Cornell recently received a grant to create a statewide network of interconnected devices. She’s been working with the town of Geneva on installing sensors in the town’s water plant. Imagine roads that can tell us when they’re slippery, a smart toilet seat that warns us we might be having health problems, and more.
We talked about how the IoT began with smart household devices like refrigerators and smart thermometers, where the technology might lead us, and how to keep it safe from hackers.