Emerging technologies and technology convergences Web resources compilation For WENT2001
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Technologically-speaking, most of us are still 24.7 deskprisoners!
6 The problem was my unhappiness with this computer lifestyle. I'm *really* tired of sitting indoors looking into a piece of glass, getting sore eyes and sore mouse wrist, and at the end of the day, nothing tangible to show. Spending day and night in back rooms with computers, it's easy to lose touch with what's happening in the street, in the cafes, in public meetings etc. Binary love life. Coffee-addict. Mouse-dependent. Constantly on survival Modem. Life? What life? Original image >> free-use image from www.freephoto.com
A new generation of devices is moving computing power off the desktop and into everyday items--TVs, phones and even park benches--making access quick, easy and less costly. “Not Very PC”, JENNIFER L. SCHENKER TIME Magazine, 28 February 2000 Ambient computing, which involves moving computing power from the desktop and embedding it in everyday objects, is supposed to help make this happen. "We need to translate technologies into things that people like and understand," says Irene McWilliam, a senior manager in design research at Dutch electronics giant Philips and coordinating partner for the E.U.'s Connected Community research projects.
It’s about getting out and about without losing connectivity.
Ambient computing into unwired mobile lifestyle
Technological Convergence: What Nicholas Negroponte labeled the transformation of "atoms to bits," the digitization of all media content. When words, images and sounds are transformed into digital information, we expand the potential relationships between them and enable them to flow across platforms.Nicholas Negroponte [Henry Jenkins, director of the Program in Comparative Media Studies at MIT]
The Internet Text + data voice Multimedia Mobile connectivity
Mobilemania! Three mobile phone giants join to define universal specs Latest iMode figures show nearly 23 million subscribers. Woman invents disposable mobile-phone Heart patients to have check-ups via their mobiles Britons carry around £370 worth of gadgets daily Chinese mobile phone users has exceeded 100 million Mobile phone sales reach 98 million in second quarter 2000 Special Mobile Phone Launched for Deaf & Mute
Other Appliances Fax Messenger Internet Radio AutoPC Internet Fridge www.Kitchen Internet Fax
The Future As the song says, "the future's so bright, I gotta wear shades." Many of today's wireless limitations will go away as advances in bandwidth, protocols and hardware come to light. >>
>> Are we there yet? Yes, if your expectations are low, if you don't mind slow access and limited functionality. There is definitely an industry shift from a PC-centric Internet to a mobile one. Jump in at any time. “Are We There Yet? – Wireless Internet” Keith ReichleyKeith Reichley - 28 Apr 2001
It’s not over. www.wired.com www.internet.com www.netaction.org www.ananova.com www.allnetdevices.com www.pfeifferreport.com www.girlgeeks.com www.multimedia.com www.gsmworld.com www.etdn.com www.cnet.com www.zdnet.com www.techweb.com www.nttdocomo.co.jp www.busygirl.co.uk www.handbag.com/tech/ IT goes on and on and on... www.wired.com www.internet.com www.netaction.org www.ananova.com www.allnetdevices.com www.pfeifferreport.com www.girlgeeks.com www.multimedia.com www.gsmworld.com www.etdn.com www.cnet.com www.zdnet.com www.techweb.com www.nttdocomo.co.jp www.busygirl.co.uk www.handbag.com/tech/