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The Concept of Pervasive Computing and the Future of the Internet

Digital technology is our bright future that will make life easier for society.

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Today, the field of computer science undergoes constant and significant changes, aimed at developing and enhancing new possibilities for computer users. Therefore, beyond dispute, computer science is one of the main approaches to facilitating the life of the humankind. Considering the fact that the modern trends build the realities of the future, it is sound to point out the main priorities of computer science in the contemporary world. First and foremost, the expanding growth of social media makes both positive and negative influence on the life of its users. Thanks to the newest technologies, it becomes possible to monitor, study, and change the moods of the network members. Furthermore, it is possible to track the location of certain individuals; it, at the very least, gives a possibility to study the preferences of certain communities. What is more, it assures that the Internet becomes a popular espionage tool either on a global level or in terms of private tracking, committed by concerned parents or mates. In addition, there is no doubt that the access to the Internet provides a wide variety and amount of information. Moreover, the given accessibility is universal since it does not depend on users’ location, time, and other particularities that could have prevented a person from obtaining the needed information by other means. The other possible uses of the global net include the search of a job, mate, friends, or just the lost things. Finally, millions of people use social media as a hobby that helps to entertain and relax. Taking into account the given information, it is relevant to presume that the Internet expansion may grow into the Internet addition. To make things even worse, certain corporations searching for profit may make use of humans’ dependence on the Internet. Consider the case; the PewResearch Internet Project reports the newest statistics, as of September 2013, 73% of online adults use social networking sites. Furthermore, among these users, 71% of online adults use Facebook; 18% of online adults use Twitter; 17% use Instagram; 21% use Pinterest; and 22% use LinkedIn. Probably, even a stronger example is the claim, between February 2005 and August 2006, the use of social networking sites among young adult Internet users ages 18-29 jumped from 9% to 49 %. It goes without saying that the presented data presumes that the implementation of global nets is contagious and expands according to the rules of epidemic. Moreover, it is necessary to evaluate a brand new tendency, so-called location-based services.

The collaborator of the Pew Research Internet Project claims, the role of location in digital life extends together with the constant increase of the Internet users. The given associate scrutinizes that these phenomena take place because numerous individuals appends a new layer of location information to their posts, and a majority of smartphone owners use their phones’ location-based services. The latest study, conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project determines three major characteristics of the location-based services. Firstly, as a rule, people use their smartphones as a navigation tool for orientation in space. Consider the case; Zickuhr states, 74% of adult smartphone owners ages 18 and older say they use their phone to get directions or other information based on their current location. Secondly, the presented observation reveals that roughly 30% of today’s social users of eighteen years old and older confess, at least one of their accounts is currently set up to include their location in their posts. Thirdly, the number of people who employ check in location services lightly declined, which presumes that the individuals begin to apprehend the plausible role of check in location services in the life of the entire humankind. In other words, people begin to evaluate potential pros and cons of being tracked. It goes without saying that a given fact is comprehended by the numerous technology companies. That is why they endeavor to bring to life and implement the principles of pervasive computing as much as possible.

Nowadays, the phenomena of pervasive computing can be noticed almost in every home place. In addition, it can be seen just by observing the devices of common bystanders. The fact is that, in the modern world, most humans own more than one computer device; for instance, many people own a desktop computer at home, a laptop, and/or a smartphone. In addition, in their daily lives, a great number of individuals uses intelligent interactive devices at work, as well as at home, or even while being on the way. 

Consider the case; the practice of automatic pilots becomes more urgent from day to day and, therefore, the given partially intelligent systems are being implemented in different fields of daily life. Besides, there are numerous kitchen appliances that have been upgraded to be smart and, thus, are able to recognize the type of food and prepare it accordingly without any or with partial assistance of a human being. Moreover, modern climate control systems are another example of such device; they may choose the most appropriate temperature, moisture levels, and other important parameters. Undoubtedly, these systems provide a comfortable existence and enhance the life quality of people.

Nonetheless, in the modern world, the scientists remain unable to mount cognitive processes into the world of machines. For instance, a coffee-maker with an alarm clock is programmed to maintain a certain set of actions and its performance is triggered with specific stimuli. It means that a given device cannot change or go beyond the programmed actions. Currently, this fact is the basic difference between the machineries and the humanity; however, the computer scientists conduct various explorations and experiments in order to create a relevant combination. Beyond doubts, the given trend is simultaneously inspiring and intimidating.

Contrariwise, it goes without saying that smart digital assistants can facilitate humans’ existence changing the world into a safer and happier place. For example, the machines can substitute the labor of people successfully performing both a household work and job duties. In addition, thanks to the phenomena of pervasive computing, the chances to have digital medical personnel in the near future are high. Obviously, if such machinery helpers assist during, for instance, twenty-four hours surgery, their performance will be an essential contribution that will cause significant enhancement of the medical field and increase the ratio of successful operations. Therefore, the given scientific breakthrough ensures that, since the intelligent devices do not get tired, they can become more efficient collaborators than humans. Moreover, they are supposed to make fewer mistakes because machines are not exposed to any emotional influences, and the level of working capacity does not decrease over time. In the contemporary world, there is a significant shortage of clinicians; considering the given circumstances, the idea to create digital helpers seems to be even more attractive. Apart from that, today, the scientists work on designing the artificial limbs that may be controlled by the impulses of the human’s brains. Therefore, it goes without saying that such knowhow may essentially improve the lives of numerous disabled people. Consider the case; the installation of artificial limbs can reduce the level of inconveniences, whereas, the chances to find work may rise. Supposedly, it may help improve individuals’ self-esteem. Even if disabled people enjoy their lives a little bit more thanks to this scientific tendency, it will mean that a given approach is definitely worth trying. Moreover, due to the advancement in a digital world, the life of the entire humankind can become more comfortable. For instance, it would be possible to implement different climates into domestic (and may be into work places, as well) climate control systems with the purpose to create the sensation of various locations.

To sup up, today, the scientists, as well as common citizens, face an attractive possibility to advance the quality of life by on going tendency to implement digital technologies and make them smarter. Even students do not go without the help of modern technology in the process of essay samples for college admission creation It is obvious that the given trend is exciting and inspiring because it provides humanity with numerous benefits that encompass various spheres of life. Simultaneously, many people point out to the downside of the pervasive computing phenomena. It is not surprising because, for most individuals, it is pretty hard to lose (or at the very least to diminish) their social roles. Beyond doubts, such unfavorable changes may decrease the self-worth of numerous members of the society. To make the things even worse establishing the machinery-based manufacture endangers people to become outsiders that means remaining without livelihoods and, similarly, worsening of the criminal situation. Besides, people can develop the dear to be kept under the constant surveillance that may violate the rights and freedoms of citizens. It is important for every individual to save a certain level of privacy, which is hard to maintain knowing or at least suspecting the shadowing. That is why the given newest tendencies of location-based services and pervasive computing should be precisely evaluated and implemented with considerable caution.

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