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Ubiquitous computing ( ubicomp ) is a post-desktop model of human-computer interaction in which information processing has been thoroughly integrated into everyday objects and activities.
Reality is the state of things as they actually exist, rather than as they may appear or might be imagined. [ 1 ] In a wider definition, reality includes everything that is and has been , whether or not it is observable or comprehensible .
Art installation illustrating the mediated reality concept.
In metaphysics (in particular, ontology ), the different kinds or ways of being are called categories of being or simply categories.
Hyperreality is used in semiotics and postmodern philosophy to describe an inability of consciousness to distinguish reality from a simulation of reality, especially in technologically advanced post-modern societies. Hyperreality is a way of characterizing what our consciousness defines as "real" in a world where a multitude of media can radically shape and filter an original event or experience.
Simulated reality is the hypothesis that reality could be simulated—perhaps by computer simulation —to a degree indistinguishable from "true" reality, and may in fact be such a simulation.
Now ubiquitous, in current usage the term cyberspace refers to the global network of interdependent information technology infrastructures, telecommunications networks and computer processing systems in which online communication takes place. [ 1 ] The term "cyberspace" was first used by the cyberpunk science fiction author William Gibson , [ 2 ] though the concept was described somewhat earlier, for example in the Vernor Vinge short story " True Names ", and even earlier in John M. Ford's novel Web of Angels.
Mixed reality (MR) (encompassing both augmented reality and augmented virtuality ) refers to the merging of real and virtual worlds to produce new environments and visualisations where physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real time. A mix of reality , augmented reality , augmented virtuality and virtual reality .
Consensus reality is that which is generally agreed to be reality , based on a consensus view. The difficulty with the question stems from the concern that human beings do not in fact fully understand or agree upon the nature of knowledge or knowing, and therefore it is not possible to be certain beyond doubt what is real. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] Accordingly, this line of logic concludes, we cannot in fact be sure beyond doubt about the nature of reality. We can, however, seek to obtain some form of consensus, with others, of what is real.