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Ubiquitous Human Computing

12 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2008  

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 L., 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

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