The concept of Hive Mind and machine collective is not new. You may have seen the movies or series about Star Trek where the crew encounters the Borg – which basically is a machine society where each individual is part of a larger collective. And the collective makes each of the individuals stronger and more intellectual since it has a direct link with the Hive Mind.
Synx Hive enables the same principles and enables single network resources to become super intelligent since they can join the collective and jump between various morphic services. How intelligent a robot or a client can be is only limited to his own physical properties.
Let say you own a temperature sensor that provides temperature reading outside your house. The sensor only transmits celsius reading but it can become super intelligent if connected to the Hive. First it provides localized specific temperature to the Hive by capturing data from its surroundings. Second you can add this sensor ghost instance to a secondary service just by a simple command and the sensor gets morphed and inherits properties of this service as well. Let’s say that the service is your light control service that can be used to turn on and off light in your apartment. Now, by adding the temperature sensor to this service the sensor becomes a light switch. The service provider of the Switch service now gets access to the sensor data and can trigger ”lights on” when the temperature hits 20 degrees and “lights off” if 15 degrees.
Imagine how the temperature sensor can be used to turn on the coffee machine, lock doors, regulate heat on remote systems and much much more. The only thing that limits the behavior of the sensor is its physical properties which in this case is the variation of the temperature readings. Imagine what you could do if you had a robot with arms and legs or an autonomous vehicle.
When more and more services are created the collective becomes more intelligent and more reliable. Any device gets its functionality from the collective and the behavior can change based on which context (morphic service) the device is running. The collective will eventually grow and becomes a gigantic brain we call the Hive (or Real Time Web). The way you extract intelligent data from this brain is to make sure that you are on both sides of the network, since it’s your signature who determines when and what data you will get at each endpoint. Data from the collective services may be very personal that can solve personal tasks.
What makes the umbrella in the video below so smart is not the umbrella itself, but the fact that you can use Hive to pick and match which intelligence you wish to apply to it.
If you pick a service to lock your door, your umbrella is enabled to do so. And if you rather like your umbrella to turn on your outdoor light, you simply switch to a service enabling this.
Others may choose to have their drone following the umbrella, or to park their car in front of their house whenever the umbrella is heading out the door. In fact, there are over 20 million software developers globally who can all contribute by creating new solutions.
And the incredible thing is that any object – big or small, active or passive – can become intelligent using the same principles. This is what the Real Time Web is all about and why it will change the world.
Imagine making money by trading data from one web page to another page. This is not possible using the current web infrastructure (due to the nature of the linking topology). But with the Real Time Web (which supports bidirectional linking across domains) communication like this is possible. Data from resources like IoT objects can be tagged with a price label directly on the URL.
Whenever, data is consumed on various web pages, service providers that are part of the value chain may get paid for their resources. The network can monetize that anyone out there on the global internet is actually consuming data from a specific resource. This way anybody can make money online. The web becomes one gigantic shopping mall.
The Real Time Web opens a blue ocean market on how data can be traded and how one can trace the linking value chain across domains and networks.