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Welcome to the Ubiquitous Community!  I started this community because all I could find were Collections, and I wanted a space where more open discussion could occur.  Ubiquity is a huge topic, and it would be ridiculous to try brainstorming about it all by yourself :-)

In addition, this Community can be used as a media dumping ground for articles and infographics about Ubiquitous Computing, AR, VR, AI, Microcomputing, Embedded Processing, Transhumanism, RFID, Smart Cities, The Intelligent Grid, and a hundred other buzzwords we'll be exposed to as this research continues.

For info on the #UbiquiCity project, click here: https://plus.google.com/collection/QJT9dB

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How's this for "ubiquitous"? The next generation of Roombas will have cameras and map your home, connecting to smart appliances and selling their data to BigData collectors.
Your next vacuum cleaner will spy on your living room and sell the data to Amazon

The new Roomba uses a camera to map the rooms of your house.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-irobot-strategy-idUSKBN1A91A5?il=0
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One of many techniques to hide from facial recognition cameras; it won't be marketed commercially but you can always find it on teh interwebz!

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Infographics – Top 5 Internet Issues and Their Troubleshooting

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"It's for your own good... It's for your own security... It's to improve your customer experience..." Maybe, but it seems that the panopticon is always sold to us as a matter of convenience and customer satisfaction...
Walmart is developing a facial recognition system to monitor customers at its checkouts for signs of anger and dissatisfation.

The technology uses video cameras at store checkout lines that monitor customers' facial expressions and movements to try and identify varying levels of dissatisfaction, according to a patent filing.

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The arrival of AR is imminent and it will be made enterprise-ready with special-purpose hardware built into mainstream devices. The race to develop smartphone components will accelerate next-generation glasses and goggles. AR will transform phones and phones will transform AR. Most importantly: It's all going to happen faster than expected.

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Jeremy Rifkin has been right about a lot of things before. Here he talks about how "Zero Marginal Cost" technologies - which have been progressing rapidly in certain industries and fields of human endeavor for a couple decades already - will continue to transform our society and ultimately undermine market capitalism itself.

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An interesting thought-piece on ways humans might continue to exert formative influence upon the robotic societies that may eventually replace us...

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Headline says it all...

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"Virtual assistants get infuriating when they fail to do something we expect to be within their capabilities. Viégas says that she’s interested in studying how people form expectations about what such systems can and can’t do—and how virtual assistants themselves might be designed to nudge us toward only asking things that won’t lead to disappointment."
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