Ubiquitous computing was the only subject discussed at the 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on May 13-16, 2007. As reports the National Post, ‘in the future, everything will be a computer.’ As ultra small computers can now embedded in virtually everything, pervasive computing applications will have a double impact on our lives. On one side, they’ll be friendly, because almost ‘invisible.’ On the other hand, they’ll reduce our personal privacy. While the article mentioned above describes a whole range of pervasive applications, this post just looks at one which can gives us back some privacy: virtual walls.
Digital privacy behind virtual walls
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