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Ubiquitous Network Societies

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This publication summarizes the materials and conclusion of a workshop held by ITU from 6 to 8 April 2005, organized by the Strategy and Policy Unit (SPU). This workshop served as a forum for policy-makers, regulators, mobile operators, content providers, industry players, consultants, academics and sociologists to exchange information, experiences and visions relating to future ubiquitous network societies. Topics covered include the impact of ubiquitous technologies on the traditional telecommunication industry, the role and application of RFID, privacy and public policy issues. Country case studies on Italy, Japan, Korea and Singapore are also featured.

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Ubiquitous network societies the case of radio frequency identification

It was over a decade ago that the late Mark Weiser outlined his vision of a world in which technologies “weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it”. Declaring that the most profound technologies are those that disappear, he heralded the dawn of the era of “ubiquitous computing”.

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