Ubiquitous Human Computing

12 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2008

See all articles by Jonathan L. Zittrain

Jonathan L. Zittrain

Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Berkman Center for Internet & Society; Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

Ubiquitous computing means network connectivity everywhere, linking devices and systems as small as a thumb tack and as large as a worldwide product distribution chain. What could happen when people are so readily networked? This short essay explores issues arising from two possible emerging models of ubiquitous human computing: fungible networked brainpower and collective personal vital sign monitoring.

Keywords: ubiquitous human computing

JEL Classification: J22, J23, J24, J31, J32, J41, L23, M51, O30, O33

Suggested Citation

Zittrain, Jonathan, Ubiquitous Human Computing (2008). Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 32/2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1140445 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1140445

Jonathan Zittrain (Contact Author)

Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government ( email )

Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

1875 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Harvard Law School
23 Everett, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )

79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Do you have negative results from your research you’d like to share?

Paper statistics

Downloads
905
Abstract Views
7,452
Rank
48,667
PlumX Metrics