Defining context: enough already

These days I am invariably at odds with Ben’s take on ubiquitous computing and related issues, and the trend seems likely to continue. In On Context, Ben argues that we still don’t have a clear understanding of what context, among other terms, means. Come off it, really. We’ve known what context means for centuries, and Read more about Defining context: enough already[…]

Neuromancer style constructs by 2050?

An article from ABC news online reports that a BT scientist, Ian Pearson, thinks that by 2050 it will be possible for a person’s mind to be downloaded and stored by a supercomputer, rather like the constructs that William Gibson envisioned in Neuromancer and subsequent novels. The difference is that Gibson’s constructs were recorded personalities Read more about Neuromancer style constructs by 2050?[…]