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Ubiquitous Computing for Business: Find New Markets, Create Better Businesses, and Reach Customers Around The World 24-7-365 by Bo Begole

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2. Profound Technologies

The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it.

—Mark Weiser, 1991

Ubiquitous Computing is the use of technologies to accomplish both simple and complex tasks throughout our work and personal lives. Ubiquitous Computing systems are embedded in the environment or carried on the body and adapt to the natural interactions of people. In contrast to terms such as personal computing and mainframe computing, which are derived from the type of computer used to do the work, Ubiquitous Computing is not intended as a description of the ubiquity of computer devices themselves; it’s a description of how computing fits in our lives ...

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