Jonathan Arnowitz, Elizabeth Dykstra-Erickson
Invasive Technology? Ubiquitous or pervasive (invasive), "in your face," human-gadget interaction, as presently designed, presents a bleak vision of things to come in "ambient intelligence." While our vision of what may be is indeed futuristic, the vision of how it will get there is based on the way systems are programmed today. I think there will be a major shift in this paradigm and that may answer some of the concerns expressed in the recent "Pushing the Envelope" column "Ambient Intelligence" (March-April 2005). First, though, pervasive computing is going to happen, whether we "vote" for it yea or nay.…
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