Is the user being considered in the design of technology? Kind of. Performance is not the only aspect of humanity to consider though. What about privacy, social connectivity, happiness, physical activity, etc...?
opaque technologies that require stories to understand. There is often no visual representation available to truly understand a technology
physicality is missing - hitting the computer won't make it faster. ubicomp will evolve rapidly and fit into our lives, and people will continue to make up stories in order to understand them (put ipod in freezer, etc...).
these stories don't have any physical proof necessarily.
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