Enchanted Objects by David Rose audiobook

Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things

By David Rose
Read by  Corey Brill

Simon & Schuster Audio
7.68 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781442375079

In the tradition of WhoOwns the Future? and The Second Machine Age, anMIT Media Lab scientist imagines how everyday objects can intuit our needs andimprove our lives. We are now standing at theprecipice of the next transformative development: the Internet of Things. Soon,connected technology will be embedded in hundreds of everyday objects wealready use: our cars, wallets, watches, umbrellas, even our trash cans. Theseobjects will respond to our needs, come to know us, and learn to think on ourbehalf. David Rose calls these devices—which are just beginning to creep intothe marketplace—Enchanted Objects. Some believe the future willlook like more of the same—more smartphones, tablets, screens embedded in everyconceivable surface. Rose has a different vision: technology that atomizes,combining itself with the objects that make up the very fabric of daily living.Such technology will be woven into the background of our environment, enhancinghuman relationships and channeling desires for omniscience, long life, andcreative expression. The enchanted objects of fairy tales and science fictionwill enter real life. Groundbreaking, timely, andprovocative, Enchanted Objects isa blueprint for a better future, where efficient solutions come hand in handwith technology that delights our senses. It is essential reading fordesigners, technologists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and anyone whowishes to understand the future and stay relevant in the Internet of Things.

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In the tradition of WhoOwns the Future? and The Second Machine Age, anMIT Media Lab scientist imagines how everyday objects can intuit our needs andimprove our lives.

We are now standing at theprecipice of the next transformative development: the Internet of Things. Soon,connected technology will be embedded in hundreds of everyday objects wealready use: our cars, wallets, watches, umbrellas, even our trash cans. Theseobjects will respond to our needs, come to know us, and learn to think on ourbehalf. David Rose calls these devices—which are just beginning to creep intothe marketplace—Enchanted Objects.

Some believe the future willlook like more of the same—more smartphones, tablets, screens embedded in everyconceivable surface. Rose has a different vision: technology that atomizes,combining itself with the objects that make up the very fabric of daily living.Such technology will be woven into the background of our environment, enhancinghuman relationships and channeling desires for omniscience, long life, andcreative expression. The enchanted objects of fairy tales and science fictionwill enter real life.

Groundbreaking, timely, andprovocative, Enchanted Objects isa blueprint for a better future, where efficient solutions come hand in handwith technology that delights our senses. It is essential reading fordesigners, technologists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and anyone whowishes to understand the future and stay relevant in the Internet of Things.

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Author Bio: David Rose

Author Bio: David Rose

David Rose is an award-winning entrepreneur and instructor at the MIT Media Lab, specializing in how digital information interfaces with the physical environment. A former CEO at Vitality, a company that reinvented medication packaging, he founded Ambient Devices, which pioneered technology to embed Internet information in everyday objects like lamps, mirrors, and umbrellas. Currently Rose is the CEO of Ditto Labs, and his work has been featured at New York Museum of Modern Art and in The New York Times, and parodied on The Colbert Report. A frequent speaker at conferences and for corporations, he lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Technology & Engineering
Runtime: 7.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English