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Name: Jim Blythe

From: California

Bio: Computer science PhD researcher, had one of the first 100 web home pages

Area of Expertise: Research Scientist/Illuminator

Topic: Community/Culture

Headline: Ubiquitous network will change every aspect of our lives

Nutshell: With wimax and wearable computing, a digital companion will have global information wherever we go.

Vision: Already the web has changed the way we go about so many things, but the changes with a ubiquitous web will be much larger. Large groups will routinely self-organize meetings, traffic, entertainment, information exchange. Geographic differences will have reduced relevance, governance will be transformed. The technology is already here.

Date Submitted: 11/10/2004

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