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The Little Book of Sustainability for the Internet of Things. / Stead, Michael Robert; Coulton, Paul; Lindley, Joseph Galen; Coulton, Claire.

Lancaster : Imagination Lancaster, 2019. 49 p.

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abstract = "There are numerous loud and powerful voices promoting the Internet ofThings (IoT) as a catalyst for changing many aspects of our lives for thebetter. Think healthcare, energy, transport, finance, entertainment and inthe home – billions of everyday objects across all sorts of sectors arebeing connected to the Internet to generate data so that we can makequicker and more efficient decisions about many facets of our lives. But isthis technological development completely benign? Despite all their positivepotential, IoT devices are still being designed, manufactured and disposedof in the same manner that most other ‘non-connected’ consumerproducts have been for decades – unsustainably. Furthermore, little ofthe discourse around the IoT recognises or responds to this growing issue.We hope this Little Book will kickstart this important conversation and helpthose creating future IoT products and services to consider new approachesthat have sustainability baked-in. Further, we propose the re-characterisingof IoT objects as spimes1 to provide an alternative approach forenabling sustainable IoT device design. Spimes are a potential class ofinternet-connected objects which, unlike present day IoT devices, wouldbe designed such that they can be managed sustainably throughout theirentire lifecycle, from their initial design and production, to having theircomponents recycled and reused at the end of their life.",
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