The trend toward ubiquitous computing does not represent simply a change in the way people access and use information. In the end it will have a profound effect on the way people access and use services, enabling new classes of services that make sense only by virtue of being embedded in the environment. Ultimately, these technologies will lead us to a world of ubiquitous commerce. The prospect of ubiquitous computing, therefore, poses a fundamental question to businesses: What will it mean to conduct commerce in a world where our physical environments are teeming with a variety of technologies capable of providing new classes of services? In this chapter we explore this question in the context of a number of examples.
- Mesh networks
- Pervasive computing
- Ubiquitous computing
- Wireless sensors
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
- Business, Management and Accounting(all)