Honey, could you pick up a 6-pack of computers on the way home? By: Paul Vang and Jovani Uribe u·biq·ui·tous adj. - being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent: “plodded through the shadows fruitlessly like an ubiquitous spook” (Joseph Heller)(Dictionary.com, 2003) Almost imperceptible, but everywhere around us--is rapidly becoming a reality How will it change us? How can we shape its emergence? Smart buildings, smart furniture, smart clothing even smart bathtubs Networked street signs and self-describing soda cans Gestural interfaces like those seen in Minority Report The RFID tags now embedded in everything from credit cards to the family pet All of the facets of the Ubiquitous Computing author Adam Greenfield calls “EveryWare” Greenfield explains how EveryWare is already reshaping our lives, transforming our understanding of the cities we live in, the communities we belong to--and the way we see ourselves The age of calm technology, when technology recedes into the background of our lives. Alan Kay of Apple calls this "Third Paradigm" computing. The method of enhancing computing use by making many devices (services) available throughout the physical environment, but making them effectively invisible to the user (Mark Weiser) Ubiquitous computing is roughly the opposite of virtual reality. Where virtual reality puts people inside a computer-generated world Ubiquitous computing forces the computer to live out here in the world with people. Ubiquitous computing is a very difficult integration of human factors, computer science, engineering, and social sciences Tries to construct a universal computing environment that conceals: ◦ Computing instruments ◦ Devices ◦ Resources ◦ Technology Many embedded, wearable, handheld devices communicate transparently to provide different services to the users Devices mostly have low power and short range wireless communication capabilities Devices utilize multiple on-board sensors to gather information about surrounding environments The promise of Ubiquitous Computing: ◦ A life in which our endeavours are powerfully, though subtly, assisted by computer Ubiquitous Computing will ◦ Bring people closer together ◦ Make obtaining information trivial ◦ Be like a pleasant walk in the woods http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uy7PIk5jJz A What do you think about the video? Do you think that one day school will take advantage of the usage of Smartphone and ubiquitous technology? Ubiquitous Computing seem more as if it would be a luxury rather than an essential to human life Is it really worth all the money that could be used for something better? Such as feeding and entire country or helping those in need. Would it be selfish much to have a home based on ubiquitous computing? New possibility Security Communication Interaction Easier Lifestyle Privacy concern Dependence on computer Virus problem possibility Amount of electricity need to power it Seem extremely harmful for the earth Laziness Any others? What the good about ubiquitous computing and everyware could be. How bad ubiquitous computing and everyware could be also and everything that would go wrong.