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Autonomic Computing by Richard Murch

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Autonomic Computing Beyond the IT Industry

The ultimate scope of autonomic computing will go beyond just the IT industry. The technology of autonomic computing is based around sensors. The prospect of expanding this to other areas—particularly the consumer market—is enticing. Sensors are a concept that has been accepted for some time.

Once sensors are placed in everything, computing will truly be pervasive. Everything from cell phone to refrigerators and toasters, the clothes we wear, the cars we drive, and shopping malls that will pick up your preferences as you enter will be available to the consumer. Nor are these the only possibilities.

Smart homes are already a market with products and software services. A smart or intelligent home uses ...

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