Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Pervasive Computing

I found a very good definition of pervasive computing:

It is characterized as a combination of distributed systems and mobile computing but also augmented by smart spaces, invisibility, localized scalability and uneven conditioning. A more detailed research space includes user intent, adaptation strategy, high-level energy management, client thickness, context awareness, balancing proactivity and transparency, privacy and trust.

When Edison finally found a filament that would burn, did he see the possibility of silent but pervasive electrical current flowing throughout our homes, cars and communities?

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