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WIoT: Women’s Intuition of Things

It appears women are a living, breathing template for Internet of Things. And for that, I think we should re-brand Women’s Intuition as WIoT: Women’s Intuition of Things. Let’s explore…

While Women’s Intuition can seem mythical, it does have some concrete traits in its makeup. Dr. Louann Brizendine’s research and book “The Female Brain” suggests Women’s Intuition includes remembering and feeling emotions, heightened senses and sensitivity especially to sound, and the psychic-like ability to understand a situation before it happens.

Plus, from her book we know that women use a different set of circuits in the brain (assuming a broader set) to reach a solution.

“In a German study, researchers conducted brain scans of men and women while they mentally rotated abstract, three-dimensional shapes. There were no performance differences between the men and women, but there were significant, sex-specific differences in the brain circuits they activated to complete the task. Women triggered brain pathways linked to visual identification and spent more time than men picturing the objects in their minds.
This fact merely meant that it took women longer to get to the same answer. It also showed that females perform all the cognitive functions males perform — they just do so by using different brain circuits.”

From my experience as an engineer and covering the IoT space in manufacturing and industrial enterprises, these female traits exemplify everything that IoT strives to be. Let’s break it down.

So, do you think Women’s Intuition is a template for IoT?

Lindsey Frick

@BigIdeaEngineer or WOMENFIX

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