What if just about everything in our lives had some sort of computation device? No, no – not like cars or smartphones.
More like everyday, ordinary objects that you couldn’t tell had a little computer? That could be our future.
Everything or should I say “Everyware” there would be a computer!
Mark Weiser came up with 3 simple concepts for this idea:
- Boards- Display devices
- Tabs- Wearable devices
- Pads- hand-held devices
A very interesting translation is put on these concepts that can become of three different forms:
- Skin- can be translated into a fabric such as curtains or clothing
- Dust or Smart Dust– basically very small computing devices.
- Clay- Simply put…three dimensional objects
Can you imagine your clothing having calculations or your kitchen sink having a mind of it’s own. I know that probably isn’t the main goal with this project. Either way, it is very fascinating!
I love this idea, but at the same time. Is this necessary? Maybe it is for advancement as a species.
I’ve always been for space exploration. Who knows – Maybe this will lead us one step closer…