Unconscious computing

Kyle Baxter:

With the proliferation of powerful and cheap microprocessors and sensors for mobile devices, along with wireless technologies and the web, we have the potential to completely re-create what a computer is. Let’s do so in such a way that makes our lives better, and not just filled with more glowing screens.

Some interesting thoughts.

  • D Pauw

    I think this is why people were excited about Siri. You could just ask it a question and it would be able to intuit an answer and not just give you a list of of things and let you drill down from there. Obviously things are much harder than we would like but this really should be the goal.

  • There already is a word commonly used on Computer Sciences for this: Ubiquitous Computing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubiquitous_computing