In this week’s cast, we discuss how the Internet of Things affects personal productivity. All those smart devices (including your smartphones and tablets) make up part of the large interconnected web of items tethered to one another by the Web. We provide our thoughts on approaching the IoT productivity in your home and life. (If you’re reading this in a podcast directory/app, please visit https://productivitycast.net/086 for clickable links and the full show notes and transcript of this cast.) Enjoy! Give us feedback! And, thanks for listening! If you’d like to continue discussing IoT Productivity: How Internet of Things (IoT) Affects Personal Productivity, please click here to leave a comment down below (this jumps you to the bottom of the post). In this Cast Ray Sidney-Smith Augusto Pinaud Art Gelwicks Francis Wade Show Notes | IoT Productivity Resources we mention, including links to them, will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context. Big G – Google AssistantBig A – Amazon AlexaBig S – Apple SiriBig C – Microsoft CortanaBig B – Samsung Bixby Nest Thermostat Raw Text Transcript | IoT Productivity Raw, unedited and machine-produced text transcript so there may be substantial errors, but you can search for specific points in the episode to jump to, or to reference back to at a later date and time, by keywords or key phrases. The time coding is mm:ss (e.g., 0:04 starts at 4 seconds into the cast’s audio). Read More Voiceover Artist 0:00 Are you ready to manage your work and personal world better to live a fulfilling productive life, then you’ve come to the right place productivity cast, the weekly show about all things productivity. Here, your host Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud with Francis Wade and Art Gelwicks. Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:17 And Welcome back, everybody to productivity cast, the weekly show about all things personal productivity, I’m Ray Sidney Smith. Augusto Pinaud 0:24 I am Augusto Pinaud. Francis Wade 0:26I’m Francis Wade. Art Gelwicks 0:27 And I’m Art Gelwicks. Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:25 And Welcome, gentlemen, and welcome to our listeners to this episode. And what we are going to be doing this week is talking about the Internet of Things, and its impact on productivity on personal productivity. And what we’re going to cover throughout the episode is a little bit of a definition of what IoT is, what the Internet of Things is, and how it relates to personal productivity. Then we’re going to talk about what IoT we currently use in our own personal worlds or don’t use and what we may be planned to use in the near future. Then we are going to broaden the conversation then to what we think how we think IoT is going to impact productivity in the next few years for those of you out there, and we want to do it from this future perspective, so that we’re all a little bit more aware of how IoT works, and how it can work for you, and therefore help make you more productive. And I think that’s a good thing for all of us. So let’s start off with what the Internet of Things is. And so I’ll kick us off just with kind of the basic understanding of what the Internet of Things is. And I’m going to read you the really wonky Wikipedia definition, and then I’m going to interpret what I believe it is. And then I’m going to open it up to the floor for for the other gentleman here to give their views. So Wikipedia defines the Internet of Things as a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals, or people that are provided with unique identifiers, you IDs and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human to human or human to computer interaction. What that really means is that the Internet of Things are all the things that are uniquely identifiable on the internet and connected to one another without someone else having to facilitate that connection.