Trillions: Thriving in the Emerging Information Ecology

Trillions: Thriving in the Emerging Information Ecology

Peter Lucas, Joe Ballay, Mickey McManus


We are dealing with a way forward for unbounded complexity.  no matter if that complexity is harnessed to construct an international that's secure, friendly, humane and ecocnomic, or even if it reasons us to careen off a cliff into an abyss of mind-numbing junk is an open query. The demanding situations and opportunities--technical, enterprise, and human--that this technological sea switch will deliver are with no precedent. complete industries might be born and others can be laid to damage as our society navigates this journey. 

There are already many extra computing units on the earth than there are people.  In a couple of extra years, their quantity will climb into the trillions. We placed microprocessors into approximately each major factor that we manufacture, and the price of regimen computing and garage is speedily changing into negligible.  we've got actually permeated our global with computation.  yet extra major than mere numbers is the very fact we're speedy knowing how one can make these processors speak with one another, and with us. we're approximately to be confronted, now not with 1000000000000 remoted units, yet with a trillion-node network: a community whose scale and complexity will dwarf that of today’s web. And, in contrast to the net, this may be a community no longer of computation that we use, yet of computation that we live in

Written by means of the leaders of 1 of America’s prime pervasive computing layout organizations, this publication offers a no-holds-barred insiders’ account of either the promise and the hazards of the age of Trillions. it's also a cautionary story of the head-in-the-sand angle with which a lot of today’s thought-leaders are at the present forthcoming those matters. Trillions is a box consultant to the future--designed to aid companies and their consumers arrange to prosper, in the information.

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