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We have passed the era of Peak MHz. The race in CPU development is now for smaller, cheaper, and less power-hungry processors. As the price of powerful CPUs approaches that of basic components how ...

We have passed the era of Peak MHz. The race in CPU development is now for smaller, cheaper, and less power-hungry processors. As the price of powerful CPUs approaches that of basic components how information processing is used fundamentally changes. When information processing is this cheap, it becomes a material with which to design the world, like plastic, iron, and wood.

This talk discusses: What it means to treat information as a material; The properties of information as a design material; The design possibilities created by information as a material; How information as a material enables The Internet of Things, object oriented hardware, smart materials, ubiquitous computing, and intelligent environments.

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  • Information is a Material
    Mike Kuniavskydorkbot San FranciscoJuly 7, 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374899-7
    Pre-order now, ships in Sept.
  • Peak MHz
  • 1989
    2010
    $1500*
    $0.50
    * CPI Adjusted to 2008, original price: $900
  • Design Properties of Information
  • Automatically sense the world
  • Autonomously act on the world
  • Remember
  • Repeat exactly
  • Repeat exactly
  • Create complex behavior
  • Create complex behavior
  • Object-oriented hardware
  • BlinkM
    thingm.com/products/
  • Smart Things
  • The Internet of Things
  • Information as Decoration
  • Intelligent Environments
  • Intelligent ENvironments
  • Mike Kuniavsky
    mikek@thingm.com
    ISBN: 978-0-12-374899-7