Paul&Jovani Ubiquitous Computing and EveryWare ppt

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Honey, could you pick up a 6-pack of computers on
the way home?
By: Paul Vang and Jovani Uribe
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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)
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Almost imperceptible, but everywhere around us--is
rapidly becoming a reality
How will it change us?
How can we shape its emergence?
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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”
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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)
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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
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Tries to construct a universal computing environment
that conceals:
◦ Computing instruments
◦ Devices
◦ Resources
◦ Technology
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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
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The promise of Ubiquitous Computing:
◦ A life in which our endeavours are powerfully,
though subtly, assisted by computer
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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
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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?
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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?
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New possibility
Security
Communication
Interaction
Easier Lifestyle
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Privacy concern
Dependence on computer
Virus problem possibility
Amount of electricity need to power it
Seem extremely harmful for the earth
Laziness
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Any others?
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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.

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