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Proceedings 2017, 1(3), 240; doi:10.3390/IS4SI-2017-03948

Is the Internet-of-Things a Burden or a Leverage for the Human Condition?

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Universidad de León, Faculty of Education, 24071 León, Spain
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Munich University of Applied Sciences, Department of General Studies, 80636 Munich, Germany
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Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena (UPSE), Department of Systems, La Libertad, Ecuador
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Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas (ESPE), Department of Security and Defense, Sangolqui, Ecuador
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ALGORITMI Research Centre, Minho University, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
Presented at the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–16 June 2017.
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Published: 8 June 2017
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Abstract

The very common Internet citizen has a very restricted autonomous capacity to move through the network which is becoming the ever stretching milieu where our lives take place. At the same time, the capacity to manage relevant information from ourselves and the environment we are living in offers new avenues to deal with healthcare, sustainability issues and problems of many different kinds and significant social concern which were previously insufficiently attended. While the actual structure of the Internet, geared by big-data technologies, exhibits a network topology highly concentrated, the authors propose a cyber-subsidiary model which may solve the conundrum where the human condition seem to be trapped in a blind alley.
Keywords: internet-of-things; network theory; cyber-subsidiarity; viable system model; autonomous agency internet-of-things; network theory; cyber-subsidiarity; viable system model; autonomous agency
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Díaz-Nafría, J.M.; Guarda, T. Is the Internet-of-Things a Burden or a Leverage for the Human Condition? Proceedings 2017, 1, 240.

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