Enchanted Objects: Innovation, Design, and the Future of Technology

By David Rose, David Rose
In the tradition of Who Owns the Future, an MIT Media Lab scientist imagines how everyday objects can intuit our needs, improve our lives, and form "an ethereal interconnection of gadgets and human desires that...will pervade our lives in the very near future" (The Wall Street Journal).

We are now standing at the precipice of the next transformative development, a world in which technology becomes more human. Soon, connected technology will be embedded in hundreds of everyday objects we already use: our cars, wallets, watches, umbrellas, even our trash cans. These objects will respond to our needs, come to know us, and even learn to think ahead on our behalf. David Rose calls these devices--which are just beginning to creep into the marketplace--Enchanted Objects.

In Rose's vision of the future, technology atomizes, combining itself with the objects that make up the very fabric of daily living. Such innovations will be woven into the background of our environment, enhancing human relationships, channeling desires for omniscience, long life, and creative expression. The enchanted objects of fairy tales and science fiction will enter real life.

Groundbreaking, timely, and provocative, Enchanted Objects is a "delightful" (The New York Times) blueprint for a better future, where efficient solutions come hand in hand with technology that delights our senses. It is essential reading for designers, technologists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and anyone who wishes to take a glimpse into the future.



    REVIEW QUOTES
"David Rose's vision for enchanted objects and their platforms is spot on. With this book, he offers innovators and businesses a convincing guide for success in this space."--Glenn Lurie, President, Emerging Enterprises and Partnerships, AT&T Mobility
Beyond the internet of things we find the internet of enchanted objects, a medium designed for pre-attentive cognition, conveying information subliminally and delightfully. I highly recommend this book. It is filled with evocative examples that will influence our imagination and help us move beyond our fixation on the screen. --John Seely Brown, former chief scientist, Xerox, and visiting scholar at the University ofSouthern California"
"David Rose has written a spectacular book. While glass slabs have already entered every nook and cranny of our lives, Rose paints a much more compelling future where we are deeply engaged with "enchanted objects." Rose's vision of human computer interaction is more exciting and persuasive than the current norm and this brilliant book gives us a road map for how to get there. While I'll continue to invest in many things that improve our glass slab world, I believe that the future is enchanted objects."--Brad Feld, Managing Director at Foundry Group



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Publisher Not available
Publish date 04/28/2015
Pages 320
ISBN-13 9781476725642
ISBN-10 1476725640
Language English