Diffusion of Pervasive Technologies: A Preliminary Investigation


Ha-Kion Daniel Wong

Baylor University



Dwayne Whitten

Texas A&M University




Abstract: Computing technologies have grown to saturate every aspect of human life, with faster speed and in broader aspects. As a result, a major revolution in information technologies is emerging in the form of pervasive computing technologies.  Pervasive computing is a technology that integrates intelligent instruments, appliances, information sources, and information analysis tools by high speed wire or wireless networks into a new class of ubiquitous intelligence appliances.  This new class of appliances allows users to have the ability to function at any time and anywhere which provide convenient access to relevant information and applications. This paper will address some of the key issues related to pervasive computers as they relate to the diffusion of this broad array of new technologies