The Human Use Of Human Beings

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.

Ethical IT Innovation

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.

Communication in Modern Social Ordering

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.

Der Rote Stern


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.

Bibliographic Guide to Education


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.

Zehn Gründe, warum du deine Social Media Accounts sofort löschen musst


Author: Jaron Lanier
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 345500492X
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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»Um „Zehn Gründe...“ zu lesen, reicht ein einziger Grund: Jaron Lanier. Am wichtigsten Mahner vor Datenmissbrauch, Social-Media-Verdummung und der fatalen Umsonst-Mentalität im Netz führt in diesen Tagen kein Weg vorbei.« Frank Schätzing Jaron Lanier, Tech-Guru und Vordenker des Internets, liefert zehn bestechende Gründe, warum wir mit Social Media Schluss machen müssen. Facebook, Google & Co. überwachen uns, manipulieren unser Verhalten, machen Politik unmöglich und uns zu ekligen, rechthaberischen Menschen. Social Media ist ein allgegenwärtiger Käfig geworden, dem wir nicht entfliehen können. Lanier hat ein aufrüttelndes Buch geschrieben, das seine Erkenntnisse als Insider des Silicon Valleys wiedergibt und dazu anregt, das eigenen Verhalten in den sozialen Netzwerken zu überdenken. Wenn wir den Kampf mit dem Wahnsinn unserer Zeit nicht verlieren wollen, bleibt uns nur eine Möglichkeit: Löschen wir all unsere Accounts! Ein Buch, das jeder lesen muss, der sich im Netz bewegt! »Ein unglaublich gutes, dringendes und wichtiges Buch« Zadie Smith

Constructing Soviet cultural policy

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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Die Rechenmaschine und das Gehirn


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.

Analysis II

Mit 437 Aufgaben
Author: Martin Barner,Friedrich Flohr
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110150339
Category: Science
Page: 449
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Constellation - In ferne Welten


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 ...