December 1, 2006 lecture by Eric Brewer for the Stanford University Human Computer Interaction Seminar (CS547). In this talk, Eric argues that decreasing costs of computing and wireless networking make this the right time to spread the benefits of technology, and that the biggest missing piece is a lack of focus on the problems that matter; he covers some example applications, including novel low-cost telemedicine.
CS 547: Human-Computer Interaction Seminar (Seminar on People, Computers, and Design) is a Stanford University course that features weekly speakers on topics related to human-computer interaction design. The seminar is organized by the Stanford HCI Group, which works across disciplines to understand the intersection between humans and computers. This playlist consists of seminar speakers recorded during the 2006-2007 academic year.