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This Pervasive Day

Author : Jeremy Pitt
ISBN : 9781848167483
Genre : Computers
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This book explores the potentials - and perils and pitfalls - of the new technology of pervasive adaptation. Miniaturisation and Moore's Law have combined to make pervasive computing a reality, while advances in intelligent software make adaptation of those pervasive computing environments possible. This opens up a wide range of interesting and beneficial applications in health, commerce and entertainment; it also offers the possibility of every behaviour, preference and even emotion being sensed and recorded digitally, and then, possibly, being used in a way that is less desirable: for surveillance, invasions of privacy, reduction or removal of rights. This Pervasive Day: The Potential and Perils of Pervasive Computing will investigate the science and technology of pervasive adaptation from a human-centred perspective, and consider social, ethical and legal issues. It will offer an overall view of innovative technologies from a techno-political standpoint, with recommendations where research should (or not) go into, as well as bringing up specific controversial issues, on which some of the contributors might not be in full agreement.


Author : Nick Bostrom
ISBN : 9780199678112
Genre : Computers
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Human beings occupy a dominant position on our planet, not because we have stronger muscles or sharper teeth than other species, but because we have smarter brains. Our brains developed the technologies and the complex social organization that make us powerful. For example, our smartness gave us bulldozers and knives that are stronger and sharper than any animal's muscles or teeth.If machine brains come to surpass human brains as ours surpass those of other animals, the machine brains could become as powerful relative to us as we are to the other animals. Extreme levels of machine intelligence - superintelligence - would potentially be in a position to shape the future. What happens to humanity, whether humanity would even survive, would then depend on the goals of the superintelligence. The possibility of a machine intelligence revolution is therefore an extremely important topic. Perhaps it is the most important topic.Readership : Suitable for general readers as well as academics in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Computer Science, and Philosophy.

Ubiquitous Computing

Author : Stefan Poslad
ISBN : 9781119965268
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book provides an introduction to the complex field of ubiquitous computing Ubiquitous Computing (also commonly referred to as Pervasive Computing) describes the ways in which current technological models, based upon three base designs: smart (mobile, wireless, service) devices, smart environments (of embedded system devices) and smart interaction (between devices), relate to and support a computing vision for a greater range of computer devices, used in a greater range of (human, ICT and physical) environments and activities. The author details the rich potential of ubiquitous computing, the challenges involved in making it a reality, and the prerequisite technological infrastructure. Additionally, the book discusses the application and convergence of several current major and future computing trends. Key Features: Provides an introduction to the complex field of ubiquitous computing Describes how current technology models based upon six different technology form factors which have varying degrees of mobility wireless connectivity and service volatility: tabs, pads, boards, dust, skins and clay, enable the vision of ubiquitous computing Describes and explores how the three core designs (smart devices, environments and interaction) based upon current technology models can be applied to, and can evolve to, support a vision of ubiquitous computing and computing for the future Covers the principles of the following current technology models, including mobile wireless networks, service-oriented computing, human computer interaction, artificial intelligence, context-awareness, autonomous systems, micro-electromechanical systems, sensors, embedded controllers and robots Covers a range of interactions, between two or more UbiCom devices, between devices and people (HCI), between devices and the physical world. Includes an accompanying website with PowerPoint slides, problems and solutions, exercises, bibliography and further reading Graduate students in computer science, electrical engineering and telecommunications courses will find this a fascinating and useful introduction to the subject. It will also be of interest to ICT professionals, software and network developers and others interested in future trends and models of computing and interaction over the next decades.

Divining A Digital Future

Author : Paul Dourish
ISBN : 9780262015554
Genre : Computers
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A sociotechnical investigation of ubiquitous computing as a research enterprise and as a lived reality.

Shaping Sustainable Fashion

Author : Alison Gwilt
ISBN : 9781849712422
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The production, use and eventual disposal of most clothing is environmentally damaging, and many fashion and textile designers are becoming keen to employ more sustainable strategies in their work. This book provides a practical guide to the ways in which designers are creating fashion with less waste and greater durability. Based on the results of extensive research into lifecycle approaches to sustainable fashion, the book is divided into four sections: source: explores the motivations for the selection of materials for fashion garments and suggests that garments can be made from materials that also assist in the management of textile waste make: discusses the differing approaches to the design and manufacture of sustainable fashion garments that can also provide the opportunity for waste control and minimization use: explores schemes that encourage the consumer to engage in slow fashion consumption last: examines alternative solutions to the predictable fate of most garments – landfill. Illustrated throughout with case studies of best practice from international designers and fashion labels and written in a practical, accessible style, this is a must-have guide for fashion and textile designers and students in their areas.

Data And Goliath

Author : Bruce Schneier
ISBN : 039335217X
Genre : Computers
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Bruce Schneier s amazing book is the best overview of privacy and security ever written. Clay Shirky"

The Ecology Of Games

Author : Katie Salen
ISBN : 9780262693646
Genre : Games
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An exploration of games as systems in which young people participate as gamers,producers, and learners

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