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ALSO CALLED: Transparent Computing, Ubiquitous Computing
DEFINITION: Transparent computing is a characteristic of pervasive computing, the possible future state in which we will be surrounded by computers everywhere in the environment that respond to our needs without our conscious use. In this context, transparent means invisible. A long sought goal of computer science, transparent computing would involve systems so subtle and responsive that they could, for example,  … 
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Leveraging RFID & Other Pervasive Technologies to Achieve Transaction Efficiency in Consumer Retailing
sponsored by Infosys Technologies Limited
WHITE PAPER: Providing customer satisfaction with retail operations allows organizations to gain the most revenue from their customers. Read this paper to learn how pervasive technology can be deployed to optimize operations and enable a superior customer experience.
Posted: 14 May 2007 | Published: 01 May 2006

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PERVASIVE COMPUTING DEFINITION (continued): …  solve various user problems without any knowledge on the part of the user of what was taking place. As a simple example, an invisible computer could respond to a glance at a particular Web site URL by calling up similar Web sites and listing them unobtrusively nearby. John Seely Brown, chief scientist at Xerox, writing in MIT's Technology Review, suggests that, in appearance, the future will seem like the pre-computer past: computers will merge with the background and eventually seem to cease to exist. Although computers are not expected to be visible in the environment, virtually all man-made … 
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