There are two mindsets when it comes to creating, adopting and implementing new technologies. One is geared towards careful consideration and a methodical implementation, while the other is oriented more towards a lightning fast pace. Stacey Higginbotham, of GigaOm, recently reported on China’s rapid approach and how the Internet of Things is becoming a social phenomenon in the world’s most populous country.
Higginbotham’s article outlines China’s rapid embrace of IoT and how it benefits from a unique technology development model. IoT in China turns on the interrelationship between powerful social networks that are supported by manufacturers focused on developing complimentary IoT technologies. The result, according to Higginbotham, is a faster implementation cycle less concerned with a carefully choreographed approach and possibly more suited toward quick innovation and groundbreaking partnerships.
China’s approach could benefit its consumers in ways that westerners can only dream about in the short term. What are your thoughts on global IoT and how do you feel about the two approaches and the implications?
Contributed by Freescale Staff