- Thriving in the Emerging Information Ecology
- Narrated by: Nelson Runger
- Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 10-03-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: MAYA Design, Inc.
There are already many more computing devices in the world than there are people. In a few more years, their number will climb into the trillions. We put microprocessors into nearly every significant thing that we manufacture, and the cost of routine computing and storage is rapidly becoming negligible. We have literally permeated our world with computation. 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. 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. And, unlike the Internet, this will be a network not of computation that we use, but of computation that we live in.
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. 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. Trillions is a field guide to the future - designed to help businesses and their customers prepare to prosper, in the information.
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Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Zachary Crockett on 10-01-17
Thought provoking, dismissive
Inspiring vision for 10+ years from now in which there's a lot of truth, but the authors annoyingly dismiss current innovations as childish and short sighted. I really love the way they break up the sections read in the voices of the other coauthors.
By Thomas W. Culbertson on 19-05-13
Fuzzy minded crap.
Fuzzy minded crap. Self-aggrandizing. Awful presenter.
I endured it to the end thinking that there would be some specific information about their vision. No such luck. In the end I felt cheated out of the time I invested in reading it.
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