Because they have become tiny, immaterial, camouflaged,
hybridized, and humanized, computers are less
and less visible to us, a predictable disappearance,
one that was programmed from their very beginnings.
They're also disappearing because, paradoxically,
they've never before been so widespread. In a world
where information technology is everywhere
and nowhere, humans are now connected all over
the planet without even being aware of it.
Because a simple chronological analysis is not enough
to explain the phenomenon. Because understanding
the evolution of information technology requires
a trip back through its history, following several leads.
And because by adopting a vocabulary free of technical
jargon and worthy of a suspense novel with witnesses,
suspects, clues, evidence, and investigative elements,
the producers of this disappearance can introduce
an element of suspense and create an entertaining visit.
The visitor is invited to explore five different leads:
REDUCTION: computers have become miniscule
DISSOLUTION: information technology dematerializes
OBLIVION: computers are only a memory
CAMOUFLAGE: computers hide themselves
HUMANIZATION: the computer thinks it's human