Light by Moore'sCloud and the future of M2M

Light by Moore'sCloud and the future of M2M

Summary: Inventor Mark Pesce talks to ZDNet about his internet-connected LED lamp, and shares his thoughts on machine-to-machine (M2M) devices.


In the future, almost everything will have an IP address and be connected to the internet. Some high-tech fridges and televisions are already internet enabled.

Networking vendor Cisco believes that by 2016, there will be an additional 9 billion internet-connected devices, so it's safe to say that other household items will soon follow down the machine-to-machine (M2M) path.

Inventor Mark Pesce has added lamps onto the M2M list, with his Light by Moore'sCloud. It is essentially an LED lamp with a Linux computer inside it that can be programmed to communicate and coordinate with other machines.

In this video, Pesce gives us a run through of his Light by Moore'sCloud, explaining how it's more than just a pretty lamp that changes colours, and the future of M2M.

Topics: Networking, Australia

Spandas Lui

About Spandas Lui

Spandas forayed into tech journalism in 2009 as a fresh university graduate spurring her passion for all things tech. Based in Australia, Spandas covers enterprise and business IT.

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  • Love the though process behind this..

    As he describes in the video, Phillips Hue and co have already become very popular amongst the tech lovers, but it's really interestng to hear the design ideals behind these. I think we have gotten so used to new services being offered for data collection and coraperate aims that it's sometimes refreshing to see products actually designed with a user in mind.

    I'm not quite sold on the unit itself; it's asthetics and the light it generates, but as a concept it is very interesting and open to massive expansion with the inclusion of more detailed displays; how your bedside or desktop lamp can send you messages, notifications, even audio. It goes beyond the idea of using an app to control a lamp or send a message, giving you a potentially inexpensive communication aid in something as typically ordinary as a lamp... Come baby monitor come infant mobile come... well shat do you want to do? This kind of innovation is always exciting.

    I also think the issue of the smart fridge is an interesting one. Whilst the interview focused on security and privacy, I can very much perceive of a not too far distant fridge sold at a subsidised cost by the likes of Tesco or Walmart, that is linked to their home delivery service. It is a more traditional model; they subsidise the cost and give you the convenience of ordering more milk before you go to work with a tap on the screen, and in return they get accurate info about how long 4 pints of milk lasts in a house that also buys three types of cheese, as well as the loyalty of using their store. This is the kind of privacy online shoppers and loyalty scheme users are already happy to share.
  • Light by Moore'sCloud and the future of M2M

    nice application. but they should make sure that those blinking lights are not synch to epileptic seizure frequency otherwise, they will end up in a hot seat. some enterprising tort lawyers
  • Adress

    So the IPV6 might need to become IPV8 sooner than expected.
    • Why?


      There are 3,400,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 possible IPv6 addresses, enough for 2.2827984e+31 IP addresses per square kilometre of the entire land mass on Earth.

      I think we're covered for a while.
      • But luckily...

        ... IPV6 addresses are limited enough that we've got a fighting chance when the nanobots try and take over
        Roger Bamforth