images Thesis 66

For many of us, everyware is already a reality.

Maybe it's time for a reality check. We should be very clear about the fact that when we raise the question of ubiquitous computing, we're not simply talking about the future—even the near future—but also about things that actually exist now.

Far from presenting itself to us as seamless, though, everyware as it now exists is a messy, hybrid, piecemeal experience, and maybe that's why we don't always recognize it for what it is. It certainly doesn't have the science-fictional sheen of some of the more enthusiastic scenarios.

There are systems in the world that do begin to approach such ...

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