Computers are everywhere – Who asked for this ?
Anytime-anyplace! – Equals nowhere
Objects will be smart – And they will force us to do something stupid
Anything can be on the internet – Do you need e-mail in a toaster ?
Anything can get an interface – Will they all flash 12:00, like VCRs ?
We can invent the future – But don’t damage what already exists
Microchips are cheap – Dealing with them is expensive
Buildings get nervous systems – Inhabitants get nervous
You can monitor your family – Does that build trust ?
Stuff becomes programmable – I don’t have time
Stuff becomes programmable – I don’t like the way someone else does it
Systems anticipate needs – And they assume we need entertainment
Tags can carry intructions – Mind the step; eat your vegetables
System respond to you – Hi! You appear to be writing a letter !!
Smart conveniences – What, the curtains ?
People won’t tolerate this – Look how they took up mobile phones
Who could love a computer – Did the farmer love his plow ?
Big brother is watching – Through terabytes of data smog
It’s all about surveillance – And cars are all about emissions ? bad side effects
Computers crash – So do cars, but we still use them
The net boom is over – Computers are not going away; quite the contrary
I’m against technology – Except my dishwasher
Common objections to pervasive computing - Digital ground, Malcom McCullough