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Ubicomp: Computer Science Everywhere

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The computers have gone into hiding! Not long ago they were in your face saying "Look at me I'm a powerful computer". Now they are just as likely to be hiding in the crevices of your life. That’s one goal of Computer Scientists - to help the computers hide! You are probably so used to using your mobile phone you don't think of it as a computer, but that's what it is. Yours probably has as much computing power as the largest, most expensive computer did a generation ago. Researchers want to create new technologies like that that are both mobile and fit seamlessly into our world. That is a goal of ubiquitous computing, or ubicomp, research: designing and creating computer technologies that are truly ubiquitous - present everywhere...but invisible.