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A presentation for college students about the development of ambient and ubiquitous technologies. Sometimes referred to as the 'paranoia talk'

A presentation for college students about the development of ambient and ubiquitous technologies. Sometimes referred to as the 'paranoia talk'

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  • Ambient Technology Where’s the Web Browser?
  • The Most Successful Ambient Technology? so far…
  • Mobile Telephony
    • Phones are everywhere
    • Ubiquitous
    • Coverage is more or less countrywide
    • Always available
    • Platform independent
    • You can call and txt any phone or network
    • But… txt itself is an unexpected technology
  • What is an ambient technology? Always available Always on Unobtrusive Embedded “ Obvious” interface Encourages human interaction (errr the mobile phone… again)
  • So what’s next? Is this another ambient technology?
  • The Ambient Orb Immediate but subtle information Updates on a project’s status in near real time Imagine a manager’s living room lit by the efforts of their project team. Vivid red for a project on the skids and blue/violet for a project going in the right direction
  • Ambient Umbrella Downloads weather information Displays forecasts as a colour coded display
  • Ambient Findability the strange connections between social software, human psychology, convergent architecture, smart mobs, reputation economies, learning organizations, nanotechnology and literacy
  • spime
    • Noisy objects that transmit data constantly. About everything. Trivial or not. Because what you think is trivial may not be to everyone else.
    • Bruce Sterling’s worldview???
  • The next step.. The internet of things
  • What other components for the Internet of Things? Should this happen? Or has it?
  • Computer Science Lab University of Washington Findable people and things rfid.cs.washington.edu
  • NavSpy.com …