The scarce resource in the 21st Century will not be technology. It will be attention. - Mark Weiser

A person's primary task should not be computing, but being human.

Good design allows people to accomplish their goals in the least amount of moves. Calm Technology allows people to accomplish the same goals with the least amount of mental cost.

50 billion devices will be online by 2020. -Cisco

We’ve moved from many people to one computer to many computers to one person.

“A good tool is an invisible tool. By invisible, we mean that the tool does not intrude on your consciousness; you focus on the task, not the tool.” - Mark Weiser -- 1993

[edit] Eight Principles of Calm Technology

I. Technology shouldn’t require all of our attention, just some of it, and only when necessary

II. Technology should empower your peripheral attention

III. Technology should inform and encalm (technology should give you information while being relaxed)

IV. Technology should amplify the best of technology and the best of humanity. 1. Machines shouldn't act like humans 2. Humans shouldn't act like machines

VI. Technology should consider social norms

VII. The right amount of technology is the minimum amount to solve the problem

VIII. Technology should make use of the near and the far

We live in an era of interruptive technology. We need a Calm Technology.

Calm Technology: Principles and Patterns for Non-Intrusive Design 1st Edition by Amber Case

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