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Ubiquitous Computing

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  • C. De Backer
  • J. Moons
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    De snelle technologische evolutie op het vlak van hardware en software enerzijds en computercommunicatie anderzijds heeft reeds meerdere malen geleid tot drastische wijzigingen bij het gebruik van de informaticatechnologie. In een periode van ongeveer 60 jaar kunnen reeds drie merkwaardige evoluties worden waargenomen: de mainframe evolutie, de personal computer (PC) evolutie en de Internet (r)evolutie. Na deze drie evoluties blijven computers nog steeds moeilijk toegankelijke objecten. Ubiquitous computing (Ubicomp) heeft als doelstelling om computers beter te integreren in het dagelijks leven van de mens. Computers zullen worden ingebouwd in allerhande gebruiksvoorwerpen en reageren onmiddellijk op wijzigende externe gebeurtenissen. In dit artikel bespreken we de evolutie naar ubiquitous computing en een aantal sociale risico’s van deze evolutie. Bovendien beschrijven we enkele belangrijke technologische uitdagingen en mogelijke oplossingen.

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    Article provided by Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfswetenschappen in its journal Review of Business and Economics.

    Volume (Year): L (2005)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 543-558

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    Handle: RePEc:ete:revbec:20050402

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