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The Resource Enchanted objects : design, human desire, and the Internet of things, David Rose

Enchanted objects : design, human desire, and the Internet of things, David Rose

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Enchanted objects : design, human desire, and the Internet of things
Title
Enchanted objects
Title remainder
design, human desire, and the Internet of things
Statement of responsibility
David Rose
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
We are now standing at the precipice of the next transformative development: the Internet of Things. Soon, connected technology will be embedded in hundreds of everyday objects we already use: our cars, wallets, watches, umbrellas, even our trash cans. These objects will respond to our needs, come to know us, and learn to think on our behalf. David Rose calls these devices--which are just beginning to creep into the marketplace--Enchanted Objects. Some believe the future will look like more of the same--more smartphones, tablets, screens embedded in every conceivable surface. Rose has a different vision: technology that atomizes, combining itself with the objects that make up the very fabric of daily living. Such technology will be woven into the background of our environment, enhancing human relationships and channeling desires for omniscience, long life, and creative expression. The enchanted objects of fairy tales and science fiction will enter real life. Groundbreaking, timely, and provocative, Enchanted Objects is a blueprint for a better future, where efficient solutions come hand in hand with technology that delights our senses
Summary
How should human beings interact with technology in the future? That's a question entrepreneur and MIT Media Lab scientist David Rose grapples with every day. Many believe the future will look like more of the same--ever more smartphones, tablets and other devices, with screens embedded in every conceivable surface. Rose calls this narrow vision the 'Terminal World'--a future that makes some people comfortable, especially smartphone makers. Rose has a different view--a future in which technology is present in everyday objects we already care about and know how to use, objects that will respond to our needs, come to know us, and even learn to think ahead on our behalf
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Writing style
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10320635
Cataloging source
JAI
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Rose, David
Dewey number
303.4834
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.R665 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Information technology
  • Technological innovations
  • Internet of things
  • Embedded Internet devices
  • Ubiquitous computing
Target audience
adult
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design, human desire, and the internet of things
Label
Enchanted objects : design, human desire, and the Internet of things, David Rose
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-285) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: My nightmare -- Part I: Four futures. Terminal world : the domination of glass slabs ; Prosthetics : the new bionic you ; Animism : living with social robots ; Enchanting everyday objects -- Part II: Six human drives. The dialectic interplay: fiction and invention ; Drive #1: Omniscience: to know all ; Drive #2: Telepathy: human-to-human connections ; Drive #3: Safekeeping: protection from all harm ; Drive #4: Immortality: a long and quantified life ; Drive #5: Teleportation: friction-free travel ; Drive #6: Expression: the desire to create -- Part III: The design of enchantment. The extraordinary capability of human senses ; Technology sensors and enchanted bricolage ; The seven abilities of enchantment. Glanceability ; Gestureability ; Affordability ; Wearability ; Indestructibility ; Usability ; Loveability ; Five steps on the ladder of enchantment -- Part IV : Enchanted systems. Transformer homes ; Collaborative workplaces ; Human-centered cities ; Six future fantasies ; A metaphor and a macro trend
Control code
ocn883141378
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 304 pages
Isbn
9781476725635
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012276721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)883141378
Label
Enchanted objects : design, human desire, and the Internet of things, David Rose
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: My nightmare -- Part I: Four futures. Terminal world : the domination of glass slabs ; Prosthetics : the new bionic you ; Animism : living with social robots ; Enchanting everyday objects -- Part II: Six human drives. The dialectic interplay: fiction and invention ; Drive #1: Omniscience: to know all ; Drive #2: Telepathy: human-to-human connections ; Drive #3: Safekeeping: protection from all harm ; Drive #4: Immortality: a long and quantified life ; Drive #5: Teleportation: friction-free travel ; Drive #6: Expression: the desire to create -- Part III: The design of enchantment. The extraordinary capability of human senses ; Technology sensors and enchanted bricolage ; The seven abilities of enchantment. Glanceability ; Gestureability ; Affordability ; Wearability ; Indestructibility ; Usability ; Loveability ; Five steps on the ladder of enchantment -- Part IV : Enchanted systems. Transformer homes ; Collaborative workplaces ; Human-centered cities ; Six future fantasies ; A metaphor and a macro trend
Control code
ocn883141378
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 304 pages
Isbn
9781476725635
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012276721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)883141378

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