Trillions. Thriving In The Emerging Information Ecology
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Trillions. Thriving In The Emerging Information Ecology

2 239 р.

We are facing a future of unbounded complexity

And, unlike the Internet, this will be a network not of computation that we use, but of computation that we live in

But more significant than mere numbers is the fact we are quickly figuring out how to make those processors communicate with each other, and with us

Entire industries will be born and others will be laid to ruin as our society navigates this journey

In a few more years, their number will climb into the trillions

It is also a cautionary tale of the head-in-the-sand attitude with which many of today’s thought-leaders are at present approaching these issues

The challenges and opportunities-technical, business, and human-that this technological sea change will bring are without precedent

There are already many more computing devices in the world than there are people

Trillions is a field guide to the future-designed to help businesses and their customers prepare to prosper, in the information.

We are about to be faced, not with a trillion isolated devices, but with a trillion-node network: a network whose scale and complexity will dwarf that of today’s Internet

We have literally permeated our world with computation

We put microprocessors into nearly every significant thing that we manufacture, and the cost of routine computing and storage is rapidly becoming negligible

Whether that complexity is harnessed to build a world that is safe, pleasant, humane and profitable, or whether it causes us to careen off a cliff into an abyss of mind-numbing junk is an open question

Written by the leaders of one of America’s leading pervasive computing design firms, this book gives a no-holds-barred insiders' account of both the promise and the risks of the age of Trillions