Webeverywhere Short

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

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Webeverywhere Short

  1. 1. Ambient Technology Where’s the Web Browser?
  2. 2. The Most Successful Ambient Technology? so far…
  3. 3. Mobile Telephony <ul><li>Phones are everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage is more or less countrywide </li></ul><ul><li>Always available </li></ul><ul><li>Platform independent </li></ul><ul><li>You can call and txt any phone or network </li></ul><ul><li>But… txt itself is an unexpected technology </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is an ambient technology? Always available Always on Unobtrusive Embedded “ Obvious” interface Encourages human interaction (errr the mobile phone… again)
  5. 5. So what’s next? Is this another ambient technology?
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Ambient Umbrella Downloads weather information Displays forecasts as a colour coded display
  8. 8. Ambient Findability the strange connections between social software, human psychology, convergent architecture, smart mobs, reputation economies, learning organizations, nanotechnology and literacy
  9. 9. spime <ul><li>Noisy objects that transmit data constantly. About everything. Trivial or not. Because what you think is trivial may not be to everyone else. </li></ul><ul><li>Bruce Sterling’s worldview??? </li></ul>
  10. 10. The next step.. The internet of things
  11. 11. What other components for the Internet of Things? Should this happen? Or has it?
  12. 12. Computer Science Lab University of Washington Findable people and things rfid.cs.washington.edu
  13. 13. NavSpy.com …

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