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Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things by David Rose
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“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
David Rose, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
“we must also see ourselves as wizards and artists, enchanters and storytellers, psychologists and behaviorists.”
David Rose, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
“Always design a thing by considering it in its next-larger context—a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.”
David Rose, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
“between 50 billion and 1 trillion devices will be connected to the Internet in this decade, resulting in $14.4 trillion of economic impact.”
David Rose, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
“It took some time for me to understand why the smartphone, while convenient and useful for some tasks, is a dead end as the human-computer interface. The reason, once I saw it, is blindingly obvious: it has little respect for humanity.”
David Rose, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
“the clock “is completely useless if you want to know the time, but otherwise very informative.”
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“when I’m teaching a class at MIT. Thirty students, thirty laptops open.”
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“The life that you seek you never will find:”
David Rose, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
“when the gods created mankind, death they dispensed to mankind,”
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“life they kept for themselves.”
David Rose, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
“Stomach stapling or intestinal reduction surgery is invasive, you run the risk of infection, and you will probably suffer reflux the rest of your life. You could even die from complications of diabetes.”
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“But you, Gilgamesh, let your belly be full, enjoy yourself always by day and by night!”
David Rose, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
“Make merry each day, dance and play day and night!3”
David Rose, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
“LumiTouch frames come in pairs and glow when the other person approaches their frame.”
David Rose, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
“Squeeze the edge of the frame to illuminate that edge and “blow a kiss.”
David Rose, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
“jacket that inflates to give the wearer a hug when a friend likes their Facebook post.”
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“compared to his sixty-six-thousand-square-foot, $63 million primary residence on Lake Washington.”
David Rose, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
“wallet prototypes provide tangible feedback.”
David Rose, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
“Enchanted objects: ordinary things made extraordinary.”
David Rose, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
“Marc Andreessen, the inventor of the Netscape browser, said, “Software is eating the world.”
David Rose, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
“One becomes harder to open as you approach your monthly budget.”
David Rose, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
“The information the barometer had to offer could be ascertained with a quick look—it was glanceable”
David Rose, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
“half of the population of the United States is prescribed some medication by a doctor,”
David Rose, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
“The other puffs up so you can feel a recent electronic deposit.”
David Rose, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
“on any given day 50 percent do not take their pills as prescribed, often with serious health consequences and at an onerous cost to society—the”
David Rose, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
“jacket that gives you a little hug when someone likes your Facebook post; a paintbrush that samples any color or pattern you tap the brush on and turns it into digital paint; tables that listen, furniture that melts into the floor or into the wall when it’s not needed; lights that understand your activity and adjust their intensity and focus appropriately; watches that help students meet other people like them and prompt face-to-face conversation; E Ink Post-it notes that dynamically update to show place-based messages; a key fob that displays the traffic situation on your commute ahead.”
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“The fantastic technologies we have invented over the centuries, the ones of ancient tales and science fiction, enable us to do things that human beings earnestly want to do but cannot do without a little (or a lot) of help from technology. They make it possible to fly, communicate without words, be invisible, live forever, withstand powerful forces, protect ourselves from any harm, see farther and travel faster than the greatest athletes. They are tools that make us incredible, supercapable versions of ourselves. These”
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“The Google Latitude Doorbell lets you know where your family members are and when they are approaching home.”
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“mass production of lifelike, low-cost avatars that can be uploaded with the contents of a human brain, complete with all the particulars of consciousness and personality.”
David Rose, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things