Making by the Internet of Things Internet has become the compulsory thing in human life for a long time. Human cannot live without internet nowadays. Since the release of the smartphones and other technology, it seems that human has been controlling by them. In 1999, Kevin Ashton, a technologist, said that all information would be available on the internet and computers and would have its own ability to generate and acquire data via themselves, without human to manage them. This is the beginning of the Internet of Things as Ashton said.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is an integrated part of Future Internet. It is also a lively global network foundation with the ability to make its own decision. This IoT has been developed since that time and now it is mature enough and has the impact in human life as Ashton imagined. Information, from IoT, goes along familiar directions in most organizations. Information also originates externally and collected from public sources. Nowadays, most people and organizations use the IoT in decision making because they think it is reliable.
There are three points which are the advantages with examples, disadvantages with examples, and my personal opinion. First of all, the use of the IoT in decision making is similar to a coin because it has 2 sides which are advantages and disadvantages. On average, people and organizations generally make their own decisions. However, some decisions are beyond their knowledge, so they do not make those decisions by themselves. Hence, they use the IoT to assist them to make decisions. Bosch Software Innovations team says about how the Internet-like structure works.
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The process starts when the team put Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags or sensors on physical things and connect them with the internet. These RFID or sensors will track them by using computer to operate them as a virtual representation. This process can be done by other controllable devices, apart from computers. From time to time, these devices have their own computing power and can make their own decisions (Decision Management, 2012).
Therefore, the IoT is very useful to develop decision management because we can track those physical things.
From the research, there is the fact that it is a move to real time because of the decision making management for organizations. It is always unworkable to have people or organizations decide the suitable response when the real time response is necessary, so the system must make a decision to decide the suitable response. RFID of sensors, when connected, make a real-time flow of information about the current situation and the Decision Management System will select the appropriate decision to take (Decision Management, 2012).
The IoT also allows organization to make Decision Management Systems that proceed on the real world. The systems are able to make specific decisions about the actions that must be done. These days, smartphones are the highly developed and are the example of the Decision Management System because they help people in decision making. Bosch says that agility is the solution for systems to interrelate with the real world because the real world always changes (Decision Management, 2012).
The IoT is making an exponential explosion of events, and an opportunity for real-time decision-making, or Decision Analytics.
Many examples come from Dell using Progress Decision Analytics to send faster, better customer service; Turkcell using Progress Decision Analytics to bring context-aware marketing sending offers to mobile phone subscribers as their minutes run low; and a one of the world’s largest banks using Progress Decision Analytics for fraud detection. From the research, it concludes that organizations should cautiously think that how the IoT is used because organizations can get the most effective and efficient decision from the IoT.
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These are the advantages of the IoT in decision making. Secondly, when using the IoT in decision making, it also shows disadvantages. The IoT sometimes give the wrong decision as some problems can still be solved by human with a simple solution, though human still use the IoT to help them deciding what should be the best solution for them. For illustration, the sensors can signalize people that it is going to rain soon when it turns the stem of an umbrella to grow blue. Actually, we can listen to the weather forecast (The Internet of Hype, 2010).
Mr. Kvedar, the chief executive of Connected Health, says that if people trust the IoT too much, they will not want to go see the doctor because they can update their health from the IoT (The Internet of Hype, 2010).
Another disadvantage is the information that is collected could be used to against us. The movie “I, Robot” shows the example of the bad Decision Management System. The movie explains about the futuristic world that human’s decisions depend on robots in their daily lives. The robots have been developed to become more advanced.
They are programmed to respect human, serve human, and ever harm human. However, the NS5 model robot needs to take freedom from human, so it decided to destroy humanity because their duties are to make a decision for human. This is the example of disadvantages when using the IoT in decision making. When people put more input into the systems, and use the systems to make a decision. They will keep that information in their storage and could use that information against us like the movie “I, Robot”. This example explains that if we rely on the system too much, sometimes it leads to failure.
Another vivid example comes from the Terminator series. It reflects the dim side of the IoT when the IoT decision is more reliable than human decision. In the series, people develop a system called “Skynet”. It is a computer system that is built up for the U. S. military. It is built to be the first “Global Digital Defense Network” and programmed to give orders to all military hardware and systems. The purpose of Skynet creation is to get rid of human mistake. Skynet starts to have self-awareness that it will be deactivated, so it starts to defend itself by attacking human.
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Skynet launchs a nuclear which kills approximately three billion people. Then Skynet finds human survivor and uses them as workers, after that Skynet kills human survivor (Skynet, 2013).
The example represents the dark side of advanced technology. This could happen and be possible to us in the future, if we rely too much on the IoT in decision making. Moreover, skynet is similar to panopticon. It implants the idea of panopticon to human mind. Human will do everything to avoid meeting the robot from skynet and when they are captured and sent to the factory, they will never break the rules.
Skynet always observes and analyzes human behavior which leads to the best decision like kill them after the work is done. In my opinion, the IoT is very convenient and beneficial. Usually, I use the IoT in decision making for the reason that sometimes it is time consuming to make my own decision by omyself. Like I have mentioned in the first paragraph, the smartphones have been controlled us like the iPhone from Apple. I am one of the iPhone users. The smartphones are amazing; they can do almost everything for us.
The Apple map, one iPhone application, helps shorten the time used when driving because its decision tells us the nearest street and shortcut. However, many users oppose the benefits of this application because it chooses the wrong street and misguide the driver. The application claims that it helps users save times, though it actually wastes their times. I have been using the Apple map many times. Sometimes it is workable as it claims but sometimes it wastes my time as it picks the farther way and I follow its decision. Therefore, the IoT in decision making, as I have mentioned, has benefits and drawbacks.
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Some people might think it has more drawbacks. I agree with that statement but I still think that we cannot live without the IoT now. To conclude, the IoT is necessary in the daily life. We use it to develop the Decision Management System that helps us as some decisions are not clear, so we need the system to find the best solution. This is very practical and convenient for us. On the other hand, the system also has drawbacks. Sometimes it gives the wrong decision because it consumes too much data that we input. Therefore, we should trust ourselves when doing decision-making as some decisions are so simple.
Human, these days, excessively trusts technology or the IoT which will lower their intelligence. In my opinion, trusting yourself is the best key in decision making. References -Decision Management. (2012).
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