“Everyware” is a title of the lecture given by Adam Greenfield that I first stumbled upon about 2 years ago. In it he discusses current technological possibilities for computing as well as the deep questions that need to be asked as computing power progresses into the 21st century.
While I credit myself as being more tech savy than most, explaining the complexities of ubiquitous computing is beyond me. So, I will just offer you the link to his lecture in a set of clips in which Mr. Greenfield explains it better than I ever could. I urge everyone to watch the entire lecture, even though roughly 80 minutes is long for Youtube.
This is not science fiction. This technology is here, now, and we as a society, as Mr. Greenfield states, need to have a large open discussion as to what we want out of our technology. We right now are users of technology; I hope we do not one day become subjects to our technology.Published in