Section 1 living data

Packets of data representing people have acquired a protected home, the CumuLinker Trust which also offers a protected wearable communicator, the Whisperer. These work together to repair face-to-face conversation disrupted by the Great Trickster. Two senior female computer scientists apply their experience to repairing the now scruffy WWW and to project threats to society from … Continue reading Section 1 living data

Consequential computing

Section 1: Living Data Chapter 5: Consequential Computing April 20xx DellVille Arizona Back in DellVille, Casey was recovering from her disastrous trip to her OMG Reunion in Rolling Hills OHIO. Her reunion weekend plans had changed to include enjoyable futuristic conversations with former colleague, Sally Rhodes, now living in the nation's capitol. They'd shared reading, … Continue reading Consequential computing

Bonus screen play wearables, take a hike!

Wearables, Take a Hike!by Susan L. Gerhart, March 1 2018Synopsis: A group of hikers try out networked, wearable devices to enhance their outdoors experience. Things go wrong.CharactersProtagonist Jack: - hike leader; dull, well-intentioned techie,Jill (co-leader): knows her tech, problem-solver.Bob: data-driven, infatuated with his Quantified SelfCarol: - friendly, routine hiker, has puppy at networked home.Ted: -- … Continue reading Bonus screen play wearables, take a hike!

Risky Speaking

Section 2: Threats Get Real Chapter 1: Risky Speaking early May yy 20xx Dellville, Arizona. Casey sipped her coffee while watching her neighborhood quail on their early morning migration. Bending over her deck railing, she counted nine remaining fledglings bordered by echoing parents. These familiar noisy parades marked hourly breakpoints of shared existence around her … Continue reading Risky Speaking