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EC Container 5
Enterprise Automation

Illustration: Efficient Homemaker

Efficient Homemaker
An executive who works half days on Fridays loves making cherry pies. She loves selecting cherries, kneading dough, caramelizing the sugar and butter when making a perfect crust. As a result, even in the limited hours she has available each week, she makes more pies than she or her family should eat.
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Illustration: Doctor's Office

Doctor's Office
A doctor chooses stored purpose metacomputer technology as part of an in home healthcare initiative. She installs a metacomputer host and terminals in her office as well as a beacon system that allows patient’s agents to register arrival when approaching the office.
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Illustration: Textiles

Textiles
A knitting club well known on Craigslist for selling beautiful sewing projects, decides to start its own textile company. They buy a metacomputer for the company with a nexus agent, a camera instrument and two weaver bots.

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Illustration: Transportation

Transportation
A family drives to a shopping area in downtown San Diego. They stop at a railroad crossing for an approaching train. When the train speedily passes before the car, another train breaks and waits. Mom works for Amtrak, so trains are a frequent family conversation topic. One of the twin teenage daughters asks, “Mother, could these two trains have collided?”
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Illustration: Littlebox Retail

Littlebox Retail
A teacher with an assistant agent goes shopping by car. He is interested in finding books and materials needed for an art project he will conduct with students.

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Illustration: Bigbox Retail

Bigbox Retail
In a Bigbox Retail establishment, an official store Greeter leads interactions with all guests to the location.
As each customer arrives in the store, they approach a registration kiosk and touch their personal mobile communicator and form of payment to a grey check-in display. This enables them to use their mobile device as a “shopping disk” for the length of stay. If they don’t have a communicator, they can pickup an in-store disk that looks like a small calculator.
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Illustration: Truly Intelligent Office

Intelligent Office
When I arrive at the office, automated security opens doors and climate control aligns with my last preferences at home. My work records are neat and orderly, in folders I didn’t organize. Before I've read an inquiry from a Customer, my assistant agent compiles research and prompts resolution options to my headset which I approve, silently.
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Illustration: A place for Stored Purpose computers in my practice?

Medical Practice
The lab notes the proximity of my patient, loads the scheduled imaging procedure, and illuminates the suite before we even press open the door. When scanning is complete, the results are displayed on the near HD display with potential anomalies highlighted for my review. After our consultation, my instructions are exchanged automatically with the pharmacy nexus and the patient’s assistant agent, helping to keep him on track with medications and exercise.
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EC Container 6