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Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing by Adam Greenfield

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images Thesis 22

Everyware is relational.

One of the more significant effects we should prepare for is how fiercely relational our lives will become. In a world saturated with everyware, responses to the actions we take here and now will depend not only on our own past actions, but also on an arbitrarily large number of other inputs gathered from far afield.

At its most basic, all that "relational" means is that values stored in one database can be matched against those from another, to produce a more richly textured high-level picture than either could have done alone. But when the number of available databases on a network becomes very large, the ...

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