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Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing by Adam Greenfield

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images Thesis 30

Everyware is strongly implied by the ostensible need for security in the post-9/11 era.

We live, it is often said, in a surveillance society, a regime of observation and control with tendrils that run much deeper than the camera on the subway platform, or even the unique identifier that lets authorities trace the movements of each transit-pass user.

If some of the specific exercises of this watchfulness originated recently—to speak with those who came to maturity anytime before the mid-1980s is to realize that people once showed up for flights with nothing more than cash in hand, opened savings accounts with a single check, or were ...

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