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EC Container 5
Metacomputer

Illustration: Musician

Musician
The goal of this scenario is to illustrate use of Intelligent Computer technology in the home.  
There are several characters mentioned, Richard - the writer and musician, Janet - his wife, Jimmy - his son, Trent - a band member and Dahlia - Trent's daughter.
The scene takes place in the family home and starts with Richard home alone at the piano.
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Illustration: Hospital ER - Part 1 of 2

Hospital ER
The goal of this scenario is to introduce the concepts of efficiency levels, prediction, context space (the ER entry area), and network visibility (cannot see the parking lot). There are two key characters, Janet - Director of Ecopoesis at a large health care organization and Richard - Janet’s musician husband. The scene takes place in the ER.
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Illustration: Hospital ER - Part 2 of 2

Hospital ER
The goal of this scenario is to introduce the concepts of efficiency levels, prediction, context space (the ER entry area), and network visibility (cannot see the parking lot). There are two key characters, Janet - Director of Ecopoesis at a large health care organization and Richard - Janet’s musician husband. The scene takes place in the ER.
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Automation Appliance Design

Automation Appliance Design
The metacomputer consists of three types of components: objects, symbols and logic.
Objects are the physical and data elements of the metacomputer and may include items such as: display instrument devices, lighting controllers, legacy stored program software and documents.
Symbols are the knowledge of the system and may include items such as: the Platonic Forms of a door or “Greek” yogurt, or a Purpose to maintain hospital lawn.
Logic is the algorithmic processing of the system and includes functions such as: processes of the General intelligence algorithm (Gia), the Synthetic File System (SFS) and curtailment.
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Automation Appliance Platform

Automation Appliance Platform
A minimal Stored Purpose computer consists of two archiving hosts and an interface instrument running the following agent classes a.boot, a.nexus and a.archive.
Kernels
Kernels are minimal enablers that make it possible for the Operating System to run on each Instrument type. They provide an interface between logic and the underlying technology. Kernels must be very small and reliable.
Metacomputing OS
Currently, the Automation Appliance reference platform has no distinct operating system. Development requires a build of kernels, communications primitives, memory propagation, core agent templates, core knowledge, core technology and base instrument services.
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Automation Appliance - Overview

Automation Appliance Overview
The Automation Appliance (Automapp) is a metacomputer designed and developed in the United States by wJones. It was created as a reference platform for development of enterprise, factory automation and consumer product solutions based upon the Stored Purpose computer architecture, and is not offered for direct sale.
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Communicator

MobilePC
Two watt personal computer will be available in several forms, tailored to specific applications.
The options will range from fully enclosed units for industrial use, to wall mounted room displays, to pocket devises for office and personal use.
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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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What is a metacomputer? Is it consumer mobile, smart medical devices, a plane, a train, a city’s emergency management system, self running delivery bots or something that can help coordinate a business, an office building, or a hospital?

Questions and Answers
All the above. We’ve prototyped extending the logic, memory and communications of a metacomputer to Instrument form factors that could enable a metacomputer to comprise any combination of lights, dials, sensors, controllers, medical instruments, factory machines, engines, program processes, door locks, documents, media objects, displays, desktop computers and mobile phones. Instrument technologies can include smartdust-like low-power (TI CC430), handheld mobile (OMAP/NVIDIA CUDA), and larger systems (INTEL/AMD x64/NVIDIA CUDA) processors.
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Statement on Labor and Automation

Statements
On Feb 15, 1962, US President John F. Kennedy declared automation “as the major domestic challenge of the Sixties -- to maintain full employment at a time when automation, of course, is replacing men.”
Nearly fifty years later, a typical American worker made no product of labor. He shopped in malls and markets where except for groceries, medicines, financial services and easily copyable media, the goods he or she consumed were made in another country and often bought with money borrowed from the savings of citizens in another country.
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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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Illustration: How could Stored Purpose computers help education?

Education
When we enter the classroom in the morning, the students' computers have all the handouts, assignments and references I scheduled for the day. My prepared presentations auto-play at the right time. The system knows each student's learning style and abilities and provides them with the smartly tailored subset of learning materials. Parents' calendars are auto-synchronized with scheduled trips, conferences and recitals. The system monitors student progress and provides me with a comprehensive report and recommendations...
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Statement on Automation and Small Business

Statements
The face of small business has radically changed over recent decades as community designs have physically separated retail establishments from residential dwellings. Franchises have replaced most neighborhood based “mom and pop” shops knowledgeable of both customers and products. Remote manufacturing and operationally efficient distribution companies have replaced community based artisans and manufacturers. Intelligent Automation offers a path for a return of the artisan and the small retailer, as smart tools will enable even the smallest business to participate in a new model of coopetition as they become both customers and suppliers to the competition.
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