Embodiment: The Third Great Wave of Computing Applications


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Come hear about the next major wave of computing applications from Butler Lampson, a recognized leader in modern networking, and alumnus of Berkeley, Xerox PARC, and Digital’s Systems Research Center. Learn how computing applications evolved beginning with simulation, then communication, and how we're beginning to use computers for embodiment: nontrivial interactions with the physical world. Today there are sensor networks like the Inrix traffic information system, robots like the Roomba vacuum cleaner, and cameras that can pick out faces and even smiles. In a few years we will have cars that drive themselves, glasses that overlay the person you are looking at with their name and contact information, telepresence systems that make most business travel unnecessary, and other applications as yet unimagined. Hear about the new embodiment wave of computing applications from one of the leaders in the field.

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