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Editorial


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The Business of Software

With its valuable characteristics, software is the most effective knowledge storage medium, making it the future currency of the world.

Digital Village: A Cyberpublishing Manifesto

The distribution of digital information on physical media is just not effective. Information belongs in cyberspace.

Digital Immortality


Closing the Circle of Information Technology


Virtual Beings


Cyborgs


Digital Experience


The Desktop Fab


Look to the Past to Envision the Future


Affecting Humanity


The Future Is Ours


Astronauts and Mosquitoes


-User Interfaces: Disappearing, Dissolving, and Evolving

User-computer interfaces are a necessary evil.

When Everything Is Searchable


Bandwidth and the Creation of Awareness


The Paradox of Place


The Wireless Web


The Digital Physics of Data Mining

If we were logical, the future would be bleak indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work. —Jacques Cousteau, oceanographer

When Computers Speak, Hear, and Understand


When the Network Is Everything


Wearables in 2048


Pushing Functionality Into Even Smaller Devices


Computational Bioimaging For Medical Diagnosis and Treatment

"The future of radiology is not getting the data. We have plenty of data. The need is how to make use of all the data we have." —Dr. William Orrison, chairman, Department of Radiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Computers and Biology


Continuum Computer Architecture For Exaflops Computation


Never Lost, Never Forgotten


Spiritual Life and Information Technology


Ultimate Cryptography


Promise and Peril?the Deeply Intertwined Poles of 21st Century Technology


The End of Computing Science?


The Computer-Mediated Economy


Be Absolute For Death: Life After Moore's Law


Accountability Through Transparency;: Life in 2050


Toward a New Politics of Intellectual Property


Forget the Past to Win the Future


The Demise of Sovereignty


Electronic Empire


A Larger Role in the Public Policy Process For User Control


Inventing the Future


Can Freedom Withstand E-Books?


Many Zeros Ahead


Insurance and the Computer Industry


The Future of the Internet Digital Divide


Developing the Future


Will Software Ever Work?


A Just-in-Time Software-Based World


Back to the Future


The Ubiquitous Beauty of User-Aware Software


Computer Security?an End State?


A Commonsense Opportunity For Computing


Keep (Over)reaching For the Stars

The year is 50,000 B.C. By a stream in the woods, very close to San Francisco Bay, stood Gulden Gote both nervous and excited about the experiment he was about to perform. The elders of the tribe stood close by in rapt attention …

Education Is the Key to Future Dreams


Universal Literacy?a Challenge For Computing in the 21st Century


The Computer Isn't the Medium, It's the Message


Closing the Fluency Gap


Inside Risks: Computers: Boon or Bane?