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huh. that’s odd.

The elderly, children, prisoners and pets.

Besides being the first choice of populations who will be "beneficiaries" of ubiquitous technology (according to its proponents), what else do these groups have in common?

[Hint: they can't say "no"]

Categories: everyware, ubicomp
  1. john
    June 14, 2006 at 11:20 pm

    chip implants?

  2. June 15, 2006 at 9:57 am

    For pets and prisoners, it seems the answer to that question is yes. As for adults and the elderly, I think it's more about bracelets, lockets, and the like. More importantly, its the (rather invasive) sensor grid some proponents envision surrounding these subjects with: detectors at the doors, weight sensors in the floors…

    That's where it starts to get a trifle objectionable.

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