There seems to be so many companies out these searching for the next big thing online, hoping to find the next YouTube or MySpace, but will the next big digital technology be online? Maybe it will be in our own world.

There seems to be so many companies out these searching for the next big thing online, hoping to find the next YouTube or MySpace, but will the next big digital technology be online? Maybe it will be in our own world.

Regine Batty has a great interview with Takashi Matsumoto of Okud Labs in Japan where he explains how computer technology and media content will evolve from box to our environemnt. Here’s an extract:

“Ubiquitous Content” is an idea of a new design objective of our lives in the post-PC era. In 20th century, a notion of media contents has been meant contents like movies, music, animations, video games etc. Figuratively speaking, such contents were entities supplied in containers designed as “boxes”. But now, a spread of networks and a realization of ubiquitous computing technologies are going to change those styles of media. The container is not like a “box” any more: It will change its forms freely to give us advanced computer augmentations in a specific context and it will be sometimes invisible embedded into our environments… As Ubiquitous Content project focuses on our lives and experiences, all things in our everyday lives are targets.

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