Iot Opportunities and Challenges in Developing Countris

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 17:45
Oral Presentation
Chiara BERNARDI, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Abbas FAGHIH KHORASANI, University of Tehran, Iran
Terms such as smart cities smart data and smart world have become part of our daily language. We have grown accustomed to connectivity in this digital age. The mechanisms through which data, cities and the world become ‘smart’ however derive what is now being called Internet of Things (IoT) or the ability of remotely connecting devices and interact with them wirelessly. IoT, it will be argued, can be seen as a metaphor, indicating the metamorphosis of our attitudes and behaviors, as well as subjectivities.

Digitization of human existence, although not a new issue, is being further transformed through and thanks to IoT. This paper will address the potential effects of IoT on the life of citizens in the developing countries such as Iran. Particular emphasis will be put on the positive consequences of IoT such as a growing sense of responsibility toward others and the environment. The aim is to demonstrate how connectivity can go hand in hand a growing sense of responsibility and social cohesion.