The Internet of Things (IoT) has become a known concept for the smart city vision of the future. However, current implementations are often limited to sensing only: the Internet as dashboard, with sensors in the real world. In this arrangement, urban innovation stops at collecting data, visualizing it on an app, and opening it for insights. But how fast could the city adapt if things in the real world could respond to data? If they could not only sense but also act?
Iskander is working At TU Delft Connected Everyday Lab as visiting professor to shape a research program to these new roles of intelligent things in the future cities; will things become citizens?