Ubiquitous Computer Application Kyunggin Jun 11.10.2008
What is the Ubiquitous? U. b iq. u i. t ous (yōō-bĭk'wĭ-t ə s ) existing or being everywhere, esp. at the same time; omnipresent: ubiquitous fog; ubiquitous little ants.
Ubiquitous Computing <ul><li>Ubiquitous computing names the third wave in computing, just now beginning. </li></ul>
First were mainframes, each shared by lots of people. Now we are in the personal computing era, person and machine staring uneasily at each other across the desktop. Next comes ubiquitous computing, or the age of calm technology , when technology recedes into the background of our lives. Alan Kay of Apple calls this "Third Paradigm" computing.
If the mainframe represents the era of "many people, one computer", and the PC is the era of "one person, one computer", then ubiquitous computing can be thought of as the era of "one person, many computers"
Examples of Ubiquitous. 1. Living Room - Interactive Wall paper As technologies merge and miniaturize, we will have flatter displays and sound systems, possibly becoming a 'living wallpaper' of sound and vision. This would create a living room with less clutter, where there are no 'black boxes', but only the sound and vision we wish to experience. These large, flat displays will be able to show multiple images at any size and in any position. Sound and light would also be intelligently controlled to optimize the ambience in the room.
2. Remote Eyes Remote eyes are small video cameras for the home. Once charged they are nomadic, the only limitation being the signal-transmission range. These cameras are ideal for security applications, remote monitoring of young children in the playroom, or checking the progress of a meal in the kitchen while in the garden. The applications are numerous. For children, it is a fun and engaging toy to play with.
3. Intelligent Garbage Can The Intelligent Garbage Can will optimize waste disposal by sorting, compacting and removing odor ready for collection. As the problems of waste increase and landfills become less attractive as a solution for waste management, more pressure will be placed on individuals to sort their waste into its constituent parts so that these may be recycled more easily and more efficiently.
A ubiquitous city or U-city is a city or region with ubiquitous information technology. All information systems are linked, and virtually everything is linked to an information system through technologies such as wireless networking and RFID tags.
Question. Which is the correct spelling? <ul><li>Ubiqutous </li></ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous </li></ul><ul><li>Uviquitous </li></ul>Answer : b. Ubiquitous
References. http://www.google.com http://dictionary.referenc-e.com/browse/ubiquitous http://www.ubiq.com/hypertext/weiser/UbiHome.html Ubiquitous city - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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