Extelligence

In a ubiquitous computing environment the new intelligence is extelligence: “knowledge and tools that are outside people’s heads”. When computational processes disappear, the environment becomes the interface. In such an environment - where the computer  has disappeared as visible technology - and human beings have become designable  and designerly information spaces - design decisions inevitably become process  decisions. Are our current designers, architects, policy makers equipped to deal with  these fundamental issues and dilemma’s, where what used to be media ethics has now  become building ethics itself?



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