engineering aspects

Commoditising complexity

  • e.g. Firefly

Control vs. measurement

  • e.g. universal governor, Euro fighter, Segway, autonomous cars

Accuracy vs. computation

  • e.g. FireFly, submarine tracking

Best vs. good enough

  • ACID vs. noSQL, satisficing

Physical–digital ecologies

  • e.g. mobile learning, books

Defuse sensing and opportunistic data

  • e.g. medical data, engine monitoring