Ambient intelligence 2.0: towards synergetic properity

E.H.L. Aarts, F. Grotenhuis

Research output: Other contribution

13 Citations (Scopus)


Ten years of research in Ambient Intelligence have revealed that the original ideas and assertions about the way the concept should develop no longer hold and should be substantially revised. Early scenario’s in Ambient Intelligence envisioned a world in which individuals could maximally exploit personalized, context aware, wireless devices thus enabling them to become maximally productive, while living at an unprecedented pace. Environments would become smart and proactive, enriching and enhancing the experience of participants thus supporting maximum leisure possibly even at the risk of alienation. New insights have revealed that these brave new world scenarios are no longer desirable and that people are more in for a balanced approach in which technology should serve people instead of driving them to the max. We call this novel approach Synergetic Prosperity, referring to meaningful digital solutions that balance mind and body, and society and earth thus contributing to a prosperous and sustainable development of mankind.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-05407-5
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Ambient intelligence 2.0: towards synergetic properity'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this