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Computing power everywhere

Ubiquitous computing (ubicomp) integrates computation into the environment, rather than having computers which are distinct objects.

Other terms for ubiquitous computing include pervasive computing, calm technology, things that think and everyware.

Promoters of this idea hope that embedding computation into the environment and everyday objects would enable people to interact with information-processing devices more naturally and casually than they currently do, and in whatever location or circumstance they find themselves.

Ubiquitous computing encompasses wide range of research topics, including distributed computing, mobile computing, sensor networks, human-computer interaction, and artificial intelligence.

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