Edge computing: could it move centre stage?
Edge computing promises to increase local intelligence in our networks, but will it break out beyond operational technology in manufacturing and bring smart processing to our physical environments?
Edges occupy a particular place in our culture: forgotten, unloved and forlorn places, edges hide secrets and surprises in their shadows. Not for nothing did Roman historian Tacitus put words in the mouth of Scottish leader Calgacus, having him say: “there are no tribes beyond us, nothing indeed but waves and rocks, and the yet more terrible Romans”.
The edge served Roman propaganda as a frontier between civilisation and wilderness. You might, if you were ...