cse118-intro-2010

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The Exciting Future of Computing Bill Griswold Computer Science and Engineering
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“The Engineer of the future will have to think more like a science fiction writer.” – Vernor Vinge 2
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Nanotech convergence - Bio, Physics, Eng, and IT 2 mm HP MemorySpot Mems - 1000x Magnification 2 micron DNA-Conjugated Microbeads Nano - 400x Magnification IBM Quantum Corral Iron Atoms on Copper 5 nanometers 400,000 x ! 3
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4 Embedded Processors Everywhere Embedded processors are everywhere Most aren’t networked, nor need be But what if more were? Should your fridge call the grocery store?
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5 A Nomadic Information Society Distributed work environments, travel Contact friends and colleagues easily, find you We depend on good information, and lots Decision making, prioritizing Information glut On-the-fly as opportunities emerge Much of what we do is move information between artifacts Fridge out of milk b order milk from store Anywhere, anytime? Ubiquitous as text?
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6 Example - UCSD’s Challenge Campus will grow by 10,000 students in 10 yrs Students are increasingly nomadic live, work off-campus; transfer to UCSD as junior Facing disintegration of community University creates, imbues “culture of learning” Campus environment reinforces this focus Values not transmitted if overwhelmed, part-time How make growing campus feel like small one? Can technology help, rather than harm as usual?
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Scenario - Sarah’s Day at UCSD A transfer student, slow in becoming full participant in campus life Having troubles seeing applications of her coursework to real-world problems How can network technology help? Suppose Sarah is carrying mobile smart phone Use to make opaque campus infrastructure transparent Help her take advantage of previously unseen opportunities for learning and cultural enrichment 7
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Embodied Virtuality make information and knowledge manifest in the physical world http://www.hdb.gov.sg/ Andrei Pungovschi / AP AE Innovations Bango 8
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9 Embodied Virtuality Ubiquitous Computing Pervasive Computing Augmented Reality Cyber-Physical Systems Sensors, networks, and (mobile) computers… linking the physical and virtual worlds… everywhere, all the time, for everyone. A unique focus on people and their needs
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Second Life ericrice @ flickr 10
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11 Opportunities Abound
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12 So, why doesn’t it all just work?! The technology is just getting here
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2011 for the course CSE 118 taught by Professor Griswold,w during the Fall '08 term at UCSD.

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