The invisible, ubiquitous computer has arrived, ensnaring almost any conceivable activity within its grasp. This raises wonderful opportunities and challenges to the field of human-computer interaction, for if the computer is everywhere, then everything is within our domain of study. It is time to consider where the next application areas might be. As I look to the future, I see numerous domains of concern, but with three large, overriding issues: the ever-increasing complexity of everyday things the ever-increasing burden of security, authentication, and identification the ever-increasing use of automation Obviously, this list of three hardly covers everything. After all,…
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