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


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


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.

Transactional Analysis Journal

Official Journal of the International Transactional Analysis Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Transactional analysis

Page: N.A

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Eine kurze Geschichte der Kybernetik

Author: Thomas Rid

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843713103

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 6041

Wir leben längst in der schönen neuen Cyberwelt. Das "Internet der Dinge" wird bald zum Alltag gehören, selbstfahrende Autos und Containerschiffe, Assistenzroboter oder permanentes Lifelogging stehen vor der Tür. Kontrollieren wir noch unsere Maschinen, oder kontrollieren sie längst uns? Wie kam es überhaupt dazu, dass Maschinen nicht mehr nur unsere Muskeln, sondern auch unser Gehirn ersetzen? In seiner spannenden Kulturgeschichte der Kybernetik schildert Thomas Rid, international renommierter Cyber-Experte, die Entwicklung intelligenter Maschinen von den Anfängen bis heute. Es begann mit militärischen Erfordernissen im Zweiten Weltkrieg, setzte sich fort im Wettrennen zur Eroberung des Weltraums und führte zur Entfaltung der virtuellen Welt des Cyberspace, zum Internet und zum zunehmend automatisierten Cyber War. Ohne Kenntnis dieser Geschichte, so Rid, lässt sich die spezifische Gestalt unserer heutigen Cyberwelt nicht verstehen. Die erste Kulturgeschichte der Cyberwelt, die nicht nur die technologische Entwicklung seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg in den Blick nimmt, sondern auch die Phantasien, die die Idee menschlicher Maschinen in der Literatur oder im Kino ausgelöst haben.

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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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Photography

Page: N.A

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Books in Series

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835221092

Category: Monographic series

Page: 1756

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Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Futurum exactum

ausgewählte Schriften zur Kybernetik und Kommunikationstheorie

Author: Norbert Wiener

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783211834671


Page: 260

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Books in Print 1997-98

Author: R R Bowker Publishing,[Anonymus AC01535147]

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 9780835239400


Page: N.A

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