Cybernetics And Society

Author: Norbert Wiener

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786752262

Category: Science

Page: 200

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Only a few books stand as landmarks in social and scientific upheaval. Norbert Wiener's classic is one in that small company. Founder of the science of cybernetics—the study of the relationship between computers and the human nervous system—Wiener was widely misunderstood as one who advocated the automation of human life. As this book reveals, his vision was much more complex and interesting. He hoped that machines would release people from relentless and repetitive drudgery in order to achieve more creative pursuits. At the same time he realized the danger of dehumanizing and displacement. His book examines the implications of cybernetics for education, law, language, science, technology, as he anticipates the enormous impact—in effect, a third industrial revolution—that the computer has had on our lives.
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A Value-Based System Design Approach

Author: Sarah Spiekermann

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482226367

Category: Computers

Page: 257

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Explaining how ubiquitous computing is rapidly changing our private and professional lives, Ethical IT Innovation: A Value-Based System Design Approach stands at the intersection of computer science, philosophy, and management and integrates theories and frameworks from all three domains. The book explores the latest thinking on computer ethics, including the normative ethical theories currently shaping the debate over the good and bad consequences of technology. It begins by making the case as to why IT professionals, managers, and engineers must consider the ethical issues when designing IT systems, and then uses a recognized system development process model as the structural baseline for subsequent chapters. For each system development phase, the author discusses: the ethical issues that must be considered, who must consider them, and how that thought process can be most productive. In this way, an ‘Ethical SDLC’ (System Development Life Cycle) is created. The book presents an extensive case study that applies the "Ethical SDLC" to the example of privacy protection in RFID enabled environments. It explains how privacy can be built into systems and illustrates how ethical decisions can be consciously made at each stage of development. The final chapter revisits the old debate of engineers’ ethical accountability as well as the role of management. Explaining the normative theories of computer ethics, the book explores the ethical accountability of developers as well as stakeholders. It also provides questions at the end of each chapter that examine the ethical dimensions of the various development activities.
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History and Philosophy

Author: Kai Eriksson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441145796

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Communication in Modern Social Ordering investigates the modern history of communication in relation to the thinking of the political community in the United States. By illustrating the intertwining of the technological developments in communication methods and its community-building effects, the different representations of society and their political implications are examined against the development of communication systems from the telegraph, to the telephone, to computer networks. It was the telegraph that made communication a continual process, thus freeing it from the rhythmical motion of the postal service and from physical transportation in general, and provided both a model and a mechanism of control. Using the theories of both Foucault and Heidegger to provide a lens for new investigation, the author studies not the meanings of communication and its logic as such but rather the conditions and structures that allow meanings and logic to be formulated in the first place. The book offers an original combination of historical analysis with an ontological discussion of the evolution of telecommunications in the U.S. as a phenomenon of modern social ordering.
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Author: Alexander A. Bogdanow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783955630041

Category:

Page: 192

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Nachdruck der sozialistischen Utopie von 1907. Bogdanow portratiert den Idealzustand einer kommunistischen Gesellschaft auf dem Mars.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816171590

Category:

Page: N.A

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... lists publications cataloged by Teachers College, Columbia University, supplemented by ... The Research Libraries of The New York Publica Library.
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Official Journal of the International Transactional Analysis Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Transactional analysis

Page: N.A

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cybernetics and governance in Lithuania after World War II

Author: Eglė Rindzevičiūtė,Universitetet i Linköping. Institutionen för studier av samhällsutveckling och kultur,Universitetet i Linköping. Institutionen för studier av samhällsutveckling och kultur. Tema Q.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789189315921

Category: Computers

Page: 277

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Author: John von Neumann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486819666

Category: Computers

Page: 77

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"The Computer and the Brain" war der Titel von John von Neumanns letzter hinterlassener Arbeit, in der er den wechselseitigen Beziehungen zwischen der Rechenmaschine und dem menschlichen Denk- und Nervensystem nachgeht. Diese Arbeit gibt ein zusammengefaßtes Zeugnis seiner eindringlichen und unorthodoxen Denkweise. John von Neumann gilt heute als einer der Pioniere der modernen Rechentechnik.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: N.A

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Author: Peter Bürger

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

ISBN: 3835341650

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

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Die Neuausgabe eines der wichtigsten Bücher linker Theorie der 1970er Jahre erweitert um neue Texte. Duchamp, Warhol, Picasso, Heartfield – was vereint diese und andere Künstler, deren Werke bei Ihrem Erscheinen in der Kunstwelt zunächst als bloße Provokationen wahrgenommen wurden? Peter Bürger sucht in seiner »Theorie der Avantgarde« nach Antworten auf diese und viele daran anschließende Fragen. Im Kern geht es dabei immer um die Bedeutung des Kunstwerks und der Kunst im Allgemeinen für die moderne Gesellschaft. Die »Theorie der Avantgarde« erschien 1974 und entfaltete sogleich eine beträchtliche Resonanz. 1976 kam der Antworten-Band von Martin Lüdke heraus, der Kritik sammelte. Auch in den USA stieß die 1984 erschienene Übersetzung lebhafte Diskussionen an. Die Neuausgabe der »Theorie der Avantgarde« vereint den unveränderten Text der Erstausgabe von 1974, das Nachwort der 2. Auflage sowie zwei neue Texte von Peter Bürger: einen Dialog mit Thomas Hettche über Entstehung und Wirkung des Buches sowie eine Reflexion über »das zwiespältige Erbe der Avantgarde«.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835221092

Category: Monographic series

Page: 1756

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Author: Claudia Gray

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641193958

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 464

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Einst wollten sie sich töten. Jetzt wollen sie füreinander sterben. Noemi ist ohne Abel auf ihren Planeten zurückgekehrt. Er, der so viel mehr ist als nur eine künstliche Intelligenz, soll ein freies Leben führen. Am anderen Ende des Weltraums wagt Abel kaum zu träumen, Noemi wiederzusehen. Doch das geschieht schneller als vermutet. Abels Schöpfer Burton Mansfield hat ihn aufgespürt und schickt ihm eine Botschaft: Noemi befindet sich in seiner Gewalt, und Abel hat vierundzwanzig Stunden, nach London zu kommen, sonst stirbt Noemi. Um seine große Liebe zu retten, folgt Abel dem Ruf seines skrupellosen Schöpfers. Doch dessen Tochter hat einen noch perfideren Plan ...
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ausgewählte Schriften zur Kybernetik und Kommunikationstheorie

Author: Norbert Wiener

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783211834671

Category:

Page: 260

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