Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things

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Simon and Schuster, 15 lug 2014 - 304 pagine
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In the tradition of Who Owns the Future? and The Second Machine Age, an MIT Media Lab scientist imagines how everyday objects can intuit our needs and improve our lives.

We are now standing at the precipice of the next transformative development: the Internet of Things. Soon, connected technology will be embedded in hundreds of everyday objects we already use: our cars, wallets, watches, umbrellas, even our trash cans. These objects will respond to our needs, come to know us, and learn to think on our behalf. David Rose calls these devices—which are just beginning to creep into the marketplace—Enchanted Objects.

Some believe the future will look like more of the same—more smartphones, tablets, screens embedded in every conceivable surface. Rose has a different vision: technology that atomizes, combining itself with the objects that make up the very fabric of daily living. Such technology will be woven into the background of our environment, enhancing human relationships and channeling desires for omniscience, long life, and creative expression. The enchanted objects of fairy tales and science fiction will enter real life.

Groundbreaking, timely, and provocative, Enchanted Objects is a blueprint for a better future, where efficient solutions come hand in hand with technology that delights our senses. It is essential reading for designers, technologists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and anyone who wishes to understand the future and stay relevant in the Internet of Things.
 

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ENCHANTED OBJECTS: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things

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MIT Media Lab instructor Rose explores the ramifications of the coming human-machine interface as it impacts the designs of and experiences we have with the things in our lives.Screens are a dead end ... Leggi recensione completa

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FOUR FUTURES
15
Living with Social Robots
33
Enchanting Everyday Objects
47
Fiction and Invention
61
HumantoHuman Connections
85
Protection from All Harm
99
A Long and Quantified Life
113
FrictionFree Travel
135
The Extraordinary Capability of Human Senses
157
The Seven Abilities of Enchantment
173
Five Steps on the Ladder of Enchantment
193
Transformer Homes
213
Collaborative Workplaces
227
Six Future Fantasies
251
A Metaphor and a Macro Trend
265
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David Rose is an award-winning entrepreneur and instructor at the MIT Media Lab, specializing in how digital information interfaces with the physical environment. A former CEO at Vitality, he founded Ambient Devices, which pioneered technology to embed Internet information in everyday objects like lamps, mirrors, and umbrellas. CEO of Ditto Labs, Rose has been featured in The New York Times and parodied on The Colbert Report. A frequent speaker at conferences and for corporations, he lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children. Enchanted Objects is his first book.

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