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Ubicomp and LibrariesChris Peters and Michael Porter Internet Librarian, Oct. 2008
Terminology• Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp)• Pervasive Computing• Ambient Intelligence• The Internet of Things
What Trends and Technologies Will Power Ubicomp?– Cheap information processing– Cheap memory and storage– Wireless networking– Interoperability and open standards– Universal addressability (i.e. IPv6)– Sensors– Position awareness– Power
Visions of Ubiquitous Computing• Low cost, low power embedded in everyday objects• The Post-P.C. Environment• Computers should be invisible and unobtrusive• Technology should create calm