Achieving Ubiquity: The New Third Wave
Mark Weiser, a chief scientist at world-renowned Xerox PARC, envisioned a third wave of computing, one with “hundreds of wireless computers in every office,” which would come about as the cost of electronics fell. Indeed, from his perspective in the late 80s and early 90s, this prediction made imminent sense. Technologists had seen a dramatic shift in computing: from the many-people-to-one-computer environment of mainframes to the one-to-one relationship of the personal computer era. Drawing this trend out, Weiser foresaw the emergence of a world where one person would interact seamlessly with many computers - a development that he believed would lead to the age of ubiquitous computing.
Research Team: Chris Harrison, Jason Wiese, and Anind K. Dey
Harrison, C., Wiese, J., and Dey, A. K. “Achieving Ubiquity: The New Third Wave.” IEEE Multimedia, July-September 2010, 17(3). IEEE, Washington, D.C. 8-12.