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Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing by Adam Greenfield

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Everyware surfaces and makes explicit information that has always been latent in our lives, and this will frequently be incommensurate with social or psychological comfort.

Remember BodyMedia, the company responsible for the conformal, Band-Aid–sized SenseWear sensor? BodyMedia's vice president for product design, Chris Kasabach, says the company thinks of the living body as a "continuous beacon": "signals can either fall on the floor, or you can collect them and they can tell you something higher-level" about the organism in question.

Stripped of its specific referent, this is as good a one-sentence description of the data-discovery ...

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