The Invisible Future: The Seamless Integration of Technology Into Everyday Life

An elite group of industry leaders from an assortment of technology-related fields gather together here to speculate about the implications of the technology for business, entertainment, science, engineering and education after 2020, when computers will be everywhere and almost completely invisible, These futurists focus on exploring how information technology will be reshaping our world. What will business and society be like when technology has completely saturated the events of everyday life? The relationship between man and machine, man and information, and information and machine is going to have radical consequences (both positive and negative) on future generations. This title consists of essays by 11 visionaries, derived from the March 2001 Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) conference. The book offers strategic direction on the future of our world saturated with computers and networks.

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2 thoughts on “The Invisible Future: The Seamless Integration of Technology Into Everyday Life

  1. John Gehl

    A “Must-Read” for Futurists As co-editor of NewsScan Daily, the Internet publication focused on the social aspects of information technology, I consider “The Invisible Future” a “Must-Read” because it offers so many thought-provoking essays for people interested in computers, in the future, or the future of computers. Peter Denning has brilliantly edited the book to focus on what ‘s really important about computers — both now and in the future, both as they are and as they really ought to be (and…

  2. Anthony

    Thought-provoking perspectives from IT cognoscenti This is a collection of eighteen essays that came out of a 2001 ACM conference. The subjects centered around the future of computers in our lives, but some discussed robotics, bioscience, astrophysics and oceanography. Several focused on ubiquity or “ambient intelligence” as one author called it. Written by some leading minds in science, information technology and others, the essays discuss future challenges and possible scenarios in their respective fields.While a few of the papers…

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