Mediated Reality: University of Toronto RWM Project
Linux has eliminated the need for pirated copies of poorly written commercial operating systems. Freely distributable software has resulted in improved operating system software and changed the nature of intellectual property.
Similarly, there is the issue of Humanistic Property. Humanistic Property was formerly free for others to steal, but now a technological means to prevent theft of Humanistic Property is proposed. This means that in the future, individuals will decide what advertisements they would like to see or not see.
For example, I am currently not interested in seeing advertisements for cars, cleaning products or condoms. However, I am currently in the market for certain components that I need to build the next embodiment of WearComp, so I would very much welcome the opportunity to see any advertisements by vendors of these products. I do not believe we will see the end of advertising, just the end of unwanted advertising—the end of theft of our visual attention.
Thanks to Kodak and Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) for assistance with the Personal Imaging and Humanistic Intelligence projects.
Steve Mann inventor of WearComp (wearable computer) and WearCam (eyetap camera and reality mediator), is currently a faculty member at the University of Toronto, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Mann has been working on his WearComp invention for more than 20 years, dating back to his high school days in the 1970s. He brought his inventions and ideas to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991, founding what was to later become the MIT Wearable Computing Project, and received his Ph.D. degree from MIT in 1997 in this new field he established. Anyone interested in joining or helping out with the “community of cyborgs” project or the RWM project may wish to contact the author by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
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