Wireless Personal Communications

, Volume 53, Issue 3, pp 437–442 | Cite as

Users, Economics, Technology: Unavoidable Interdynamics

  • Rui L. Aguiar
  • Ertan Onur
  • Knud Erik Skouby
  • Mari Carmen Aguayo-Torres
  • Thomas Skjødeberg Toftegaard
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Abstract

This paper briefly presents some conclusions of a brainstorming session on the way technology is evolving in ICT. Technology advances have overcome society ability to answer, both in economic and in human aspects. The current design paradigms, of agnostic technology development, need to be reconsidered, and the user needs to be repositioned at the center of future developments.

Keywords

Technology evolution Society and multidisciplinary approach 

Notes

Open Access

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rui L. Aguiar
    • 1
  • Ertan Onur
    • 2
  • Knud Erik Skouby
    • 3
  • Mari Carmen Aguayo-Torres
    • 4
  • Thomas Skjødeberg Toftegaard
    • 5
  1. 1.I.T.Universidade de AveiroAveiroPortugal
  2. 2.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  3. 3.CTIFCopenhagenDenmark
  4. 4.University of MalagaMalagaSpain
  5. 5.A.S.E.Århus UniversityÅrhusDenmark

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