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Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing by Adam Greenfield

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images Thesis 29

Everyware is strongly implied by the needs of an aging population in the developed world.

At the moment, those of us who live in societies of the global North are facing one of the more unusual demographic transitions ever recorded. As early childhood immunization has become near-universal over the last half-century, access to the basics of nutrition and healthcare have also become more widespread. Meanwhile, survival rates for both trauma and chronic conditions like heart disease and cancer have improved markedly, yielding to the application of medical techniques transformed, over the same stretch of time, by everything from the lessons ...

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