Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing

Adam Greenfield

  • 出版商: New Riders Publishing
  • 出版日期: 2006-03-20
  • 售價: $1,290
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,226
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 288
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0321384016
  • ISBN-13: 9780321384010

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From the RFID tags now embedded in everything from soda cans to the family pet, to smart buildings that subtly adapt to the changing flow of visitors, to gestural interfaces like the ones seen in Minority Report, computing no longer looks much like it used to. Increasingly invisible but present everywhere in our lives, it has moved off the desktop and out into everyday life–affecting almost every one of us, whether we're entirely aware of it or not.

Author Adam Greenfield calls this ubiquitous computing "everyware." In a uniquely engaging approach to this complex topic, Greenfield explains how such "information processing dissolving in behavior" is reshaping our lives; brief, aphoristic chapters explore the technologies, practices, and innovations that make everyware so powerful and seem so inevitable.

If you've ever sensed both the promise of the next computing, and the challenges it represents for all of us, this is the book for you. "Everyware" aims to gives its reader the tools to understand the next computing, and make the kind of wise decisions that will shape its emergence in ways that support the best that is in us.

 

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We haven’t been paying attention as a burgeoning population of smarter, smaller, and ever-present devices plugs us into the grid full time, transforming the world around us, but we should. Networked computers that we’re unaware of communicate about us constantly. This accelerating trend of ubiquitous computing, or what author Adam Greenfield calls “Everyware,” has profound implications on the shape of our lives. Everyware illuminates the astonishing promise of ubiquitous computing, and its disturbing possibilities, so that we can all have a voice in its development.

•    This eye-opening preview of the emerging technology called “Everyware” will change the way you see the world.
•    Author and information architect Adam Greenfield (of the popular v-2.org) is a thought leader in the field of ubiquitous computing.
•    Author’s unique and engaging approach to this complex subject combines clear, concise explanations of the enabling technologies, compelling analyses of the issues, and personal meditations on Everyware.