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First Order Cybernetics, Lifecycle, And Construcvism

- I remember when Lars and the Real Girl first came out. I was looking through the newly released movies one evening and as I did Lars and the Real Girl‘s movie cover caught my eye. I recall being puzzled by the movie cover and by the title of the movie. I thought, I would like to watch this movie, but tonight is not the night. After that night I forgot about that movie until we watched it for class. It is great that we are able to apply the frameworks we have be taught to this amazing movie. The frameworks I will discuss are first order cybernetics, lifecycle, and construcvism....   [tags: Sociology, Anomie, Heteronormativity, Mores]

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Two Specialists in Cybernetics

- Two Specialists in Cybernetics Among the Romanian forerunners of cybernetics (i.e., Daniel Danielopolu, Paul Postelnicu), Stefan Odobleja is, undoubtedly, the most important. European recognition of his contribution to the foundations of cybernetics took place twenty years ago when his paper, "Diversity and Unit in Cybernetics" (presented at the Fourth Congress of Cybernetics and Systems in Amsterdam, August, 1978), was received with great acclaim. His work has been used by other Romanian scientists and philosophers like Constantin Noica, Mihai Draganescu, Alexandru Surdu, Georghe M....   [tags: Science Philosophy Papers]

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Cybernetics and the Security-State

- Cybernetics and the Security-State The mastery of nature, so the imperialists teach, is the purpose of technology. But who would trust a cane wielder who proclaimed the mastery of children by adults to be the purpose of education. Is not education above all the indispensable ordering of the relationship between generations and therefore mastery, if we are to use this term, of the relationship and not of children. And likewise technology is not the mastery of nature and man. Men as a species completed their development thousands of years ago; but mankind as a species is just beginning his....   [tags: Wiener Government Mechanics Papers]

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The Significance of System Cybernetics for Contemporary Philosophy- Post-Modernity in System Cybernetics

- The Significance of System Cybernetics for Contemporary Philosophy- Post-Modernity in System Cybernetics ABSTRACT: I call the union of cybernetics and systems theory 'Systems Cybernetics.' Cybernetics and systems theory might be thought of a major source of today's striking development in cyber-technology, the science of complex adaptive systems, and so on. Since their genesis about the middle of this century, these two have gradually come to be connected with each other such that they have now formed an integrative theory which can be called Systems Cybernetics....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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Psycho Cybernetics 2000

- Psycho cybernetics 2000 Psycho cybernetics is one of the best motivating novels I have read to this day. It is somewhat repetitive, but the author really does get his point across. There are many examples that show the different areas of self confidence and believing in yourself. There are examples that show how others opinions about you can affect your opinion about yourself, both in the positive and negative aspect. If someone has been belittling your knowledge and potential since you were growing up, it is almost impossible not to rub off on you in some way somewhere in your life....   [tags: Book Review Analysis Maxwell Maltz Bobbe Sommer]

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Narrative Therapy, Created by Michael White and Several Theorists

- Narrative Therapy was created by several theorist, among them was Michael White. Narrative therapy was developed in the 1990s when Michael White passed away in 2008 his. theory continued development and growth from David Epson. Michael approach originally involved cybernetics. It was understood that people can describe their issues and once there story is told listen to key words that cue the emotions that are the reason for their current demeanor. These emotions are not to a history but just to understand the here and now....   [tags: cybernetics, storytelling, clinician]

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The Effects Of Working Conditions On Productivity And Morale

- Organizations have been experiencing change, planned and unplanned, as long as organizations have existed. The example Burke (2014) uses of Moses is a perfect example of the need for organizational change. Studying how organization change occurs, however, is relatively new. Since the late 1800s many organizational change studies have been completed, including: Scientific Management, Industrial Psychology, Sensitivity Training, The Hawthorne Studies, and Survey Feedback. Learning about and understanding these studies help leaders to understand how organizational change occurs and those things that influence the success and failure of organizational change....   [tags: Management, Organization, Cybernetics, Feedback]

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Second Start Alternative High School

- Second Start Alternative High School is an educational setting for teens who struggle with the structure of a traditional high school. Many of the students struggle with emotional and behavioral disabilities that can hinder academic success. Additionally, many of the students are affected by outside factors that are beyond their control such as familial stressors. Second Start’s goal is to provide students with a safe place to get their needs met while also delivering them with an education. The social work courses that I have taken prior to my placement have provided me with the knowledge and skills to be successful with the students at Second Start....   [tags: Sociology, Systems theory, Cybernetics]

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The Cybernetic Plot of Ulysses

- The Cybernetic Plot of Ulysses A paper delivered at the CALIFORNIA JOYCE conference (6/30/93) To quote the opening of Norbert Wiener's address on Cybernetics to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in March of 1950, The word cybernetics has been taken from the Greek word kubernitiz (ky-ber-NEE-tis) meaning steersman. It has been invented because there is not in the literature any adequate term describing the general study of communication and the related study of control in both machines and in living beings....   [tags: Ulysses]

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How Social Systems Affect Your Ecosystem At A Micro And Macro Level

- As a social worker, when assessing clients it is important to look at how social systems directly impact every aspect of their ecosystem. This can be done by looking at every level. According to Turner (1974), there are two major levels to observe, which includes micro and macro. These levels of social work practice overlay and affect each other, so it is important to understand how each level directly impacts a person. While assessing an individual’s environment the information assessed includes family structure, boundaries, roles changes and environmental supports....   [tags: Sociology, Family, Systems theory, Cybernetics]

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The Importance Of Bike Storage On The University Of Waterloo Campus

- This participatory activity addressed an issue that many people recognize as a legitimate problem. As a result the charrette was able to gather useful information from the public to better understand the significance of bike storage on the University of Waterloo campus. The most valuable results that were obtained from this charrette were through observing who were the participants. Even though the topic was bike storage attendees was not cyclist. It was found that the lack of effective bike storage is a limiting factor in the number of cyclist....   [tags: Feedback, Control theory, Cybernetics, Better]

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The Family Systems Theory : A Brain Child Of Murray Bowen

- The Family Systems Theory, a brain child of Murray Bowen is designed around the idea that no human exists alone, ether as a person or biological entity (McCune, 2009). The basis of the theory is that relationships are triangular. When this system is within equilibria limits two lines on the sides of each triangle are in harmony and one line is in conflict. This is the basis for what Fine and Fincham refer to as the triadic relationship. The triadic relationship, most commonly involves a father, mother, and child, with traditional division of labor roles....   [tags: Family, Family therapy, Cybernetics, Mother]

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Family Development Theory And Family System Theory

- In this paper, a scenario of the Brice family from the book “The Family Crucible” will be described in detail. The Family Development Theory and the Family System Theory will be analyzed to understand the Brice’s family scenario. Also, the two theories will be compared to discover which theory is more productive when analyzing this family’s scenario. Finally, the importance of culture in family issues will be discuss as well as how it helps the development of the family and how it broader its perspective in global issues....   [tags: Family, Family therapy, Marriage, Cybernetics]

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General Systems Theory And Evaluation

- The assigned case study revolves around the life and various changes that are occurring to Mrs. Smith. The goal is to plan an Advanced Practice Nursing care for her that is personalized and specific to her circumstances, stressors, strengths, support systems and goals. It is based on the assessment of her physiological, social, emotional systems. In order to accomplish the goals and objectives, the General Systems Theory will be utilized to assist and guide the APRN in assessing and recognizing the problems present in the various aspects of her life and formulating interventions that will assist, guide, and direct her towards resolutions, health, wellness, acceptance and overall positive ac...   [tags: Systems theory, System, Output, Cybernetics]

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The For Confidentiality Purposes The Client

- For confidentiality purposes the client will be referred to as AB. AB is a 17 year old African American male. He is in the custody of Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. The state of Texas has permanent managing conservatorship of AB. AB is currently placed in a psychiatric hospital. Prior to his removal AB lived in another state with his mother, older sister and stepfather. The biological mother had previous abuse and neglect cases in that state. It was alleged she was addicted to drugs, prostitution and living with a known sexual offender....   [tags: Family, Foster care, Cybernetics, Child abuse]

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Comparing the Epistemologies Governing the First and Second Order Cybernetic Approaches

- Comparing the Epistemologies Governing the First and Second Order Cybernetic Approaches Critically compare the epistemologies governing the first-and second-order cybernetic approaches in terms of the following: 1. How is reality seen by each specific approach. 2. What does the diagnostic systems of each specific approach look like. 3. How does each specific approach deal with therapy. 4. What are the specific skills required by each approach. 5. How is the role and function of the therapist in each specific approach....   [tags: Papers]

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Cybernetic Immunology

- Cybernetic Immunology In the traditions of 'Western' science and politics--the tradition of racist, male-dominant capitalism; the tradition of progress; the tradition of the appropriation of nature as resource for the productions of culture; the tradition of reproduction of the self from the reflections of the other - the relation between organism and machine has been a border war. The stakes in the border war have been the territories of production, reproduction, and imagination. This chapter is an argument for pleasure in the confusion of boundaries and for responsibility in their construction....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Cyberethics - Ethics in the Age of the Internet

- Cyberethics - Ethics in the Age of the Internet In every society we live, we have to follow the rule of that place. The Internet is growing, growing in the number of users and growing in public perception. The Internet is the new American frontier due to the new technologies is radically transforming almost every aspect of how we communicate and with whom, as well as just about any dimension of our lives. Most Internet users are convinced of its general utility and positive benefits. However behind it, the Internet, as well as its technological offspring’s the World Wide Web has been compared to the Wild West, because no one owns the network and there is no law and regulations....   [tags: Internet Online Communication Essays]

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Interactivity In Art

- Interactivity In Art Abstract: This essay examines the nature of interactivity in the arts through a cybernetic model, to arrive at an understanding of how interactive artworks can maintain and augment the subjectivity of the viewer. The cybernetic discourse foregrounds the relationship between the physical artifact (machine and/or work of art), the participant/spectator, and information/data/content. By examining the shifts in focus from each part of the cybernetic equation, several models for interactivity in art emerge....   [tags: Art Design Artistic Essays]

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The Origin of Cognitive Science

- Cognitive science, in the study of how organisms process information as well carry out life functions. The study of Cognitive science is said to have been originated in the 1940's and 1950's when researchers in various fields of science began to develop theories on the mind based on "complex representations and computational procedures" (Thagard, Cognitive Science). There are numerous branches of science whose theories contributed to the development of Coginitive Science. These subdivisions include cybernetics, theoretical computer science, linguistics, experimental pyschology, and neuroscience....   [tags: Papers]

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Cyberspace Of Business Ethics

- The cyber world has become a most important part of our everyday lives. We spend an increasingly significant portion of our lives in it and use it to communicate with friends, acquaintances, loved ones, and business associates. We make use of our computers and Internet connectivity to look for and purchase all kinds of goods and services. We use the web and all its powerful resources to educate ourselves and to gain knowledge. We are able to look for, join and keep up with special interest groups and to discuss topics of interest to us....   [tags: Internet Business Ethics]

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Contagiousness of Conformity

- Contagiousness of Conformity The more people already agree upon or share a particular idea, the more easily a newcomer will in turn be be converted to that idea, and the more difficult it will be for one already converted to reject that idea. This "conformity pressure" can be explained by the fact that the newcomer will be subjected to expressions of the idea more often, and will more likely get in trouble if he expresses dissonant idea (Heylighen, 1992). Though conformity pressure is mostly irrational, often rejecting knowledge that is adequate because it contradicts already established beliefs, its alternative formulation, "consensus", is a criterion of the "INVARIAN.html" type, since it...   [tags: Papers]

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Cyborgs: a Twisted Double Standard

- It's difficult to imagine technology as an extension of our bodies, of ourselves. We use technology, we exercise all of a piece of a technology's resources, and then we dispose of it and replace it with a new, and frequently more advanced, technology. But if examined closely, it is evident that technology is not just a means of achieving desired results, but has become an integral and essential part of our lives. Shirts, heating, forks, laundry machines, all of these are technologies that we use to enhance ourselves and our lives....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Solution Focused Therapy For Children And Families

- As we grow up, we begin to forget what it is like to be a child and how sweet and innocent we were. We forget these things because of the daily stressors that are thrown at us as mature. In my future, I want to be able to help children hold on to their innocence; because for some, it is taken from them far too early. By providing counseling for children in need there is hope that therapists can guide their adolescent patients onto a path that will allow them to live a great life no matter what their goals are....   [tags: Family therapy, Solution focused brief therapy]

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Restorative and Enhancement Cyborgs in Modern Medicine

- I am a cyborg; today we live in a world of cyborgs. This makes statements such as these much more common. In the past cyborgs were consider freaks of nature and were one in a billion. Recently our society is has become no longer worried with whether you are a cyborg or not but rather what type of cyborg you are. Cyborg technologies have invaded nearly every aspect of our lives, including technologies such as vaccination, insulin pump, artificial organs, etc. For decades, cyborgs have been exclusively associated with science fiction and fantasy; only in the futuristic genre can the organic and inorganic combine to form a cognitive being....   [tags: Medicine, Technology]

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Mankind's Fear of Artificial Intelligence

- Mankind's Fear of Artificial Intelligence Fear is created not by the world around us, but in the mind, by what we think is going to happen. Why is it that in almost all of the movies starring cyborgs, the cyborgs are either inherently evil or the cause of trouble. We human beings seem to have a problem with the idea of a person enhanced with technology, or a robot enhanced with Artificial Intelligence (AI). Norbert Wiener, a mathematician, coined the term cybernetics . Although many of his idea's are still used today, Wiener himself began to second guess the value of his work....   [tags: Papers]

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Human Society, Societal Values, And Ethics

- How would the ability to achieve near immortality through technology affect human society, societal values, and ethics. The reason why I chose this research question in particular is because the idea of essentially uploading a human brain onto a machine is fascinating. Observing a society of almost immortal, longevity-wise, beings would be incredibly interesting. These sentient androids would think and behave much like humans, but they would be completely mechanical: human, but not human. Waters, Brent....   [tags: Human, Human evolution, Sapience, Science]

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Identity : Search Pops Up 198 Martin Barbero

- His books WorldCat Identities’ search pops up 198 Martín Barbero’s works in 457 publications in six languages and 2,517 library holdings since 1967 , when he published by the first time, until this entry was being edited, and Google Scholar provides more than 27,000 results under “Jesús Martín Barbero”’s search which reaches almost a half of million in regular Google search. However, according to Eduardo Santa Cruz , Professor of Communication and Cultural Studies at the Universidad de Chile, in Santiago de Chile, there are five key books where it is possible to map the main intellectual contributions of Martín Barbero: Comunicación Masiva: Discurso y poder (1978), De los medios a las mediac...   [tags: Sociology, Communication, Social sciences, Chile]

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Human Enhancement And Biotechnology : The World Of Ethics And Medicine

- The concepts of human enhancement and biotechnology are fairly new terms in the world of ethics and medicine. These words, although far from being unfamiliar, are not often heard in the medical field except in special cases. However, in the past few years, the research and use of biotechnology is on the rise and becoming more prevalent under certain situations. This week’s reading focuses on the issues of biotechnology in a historical and modern context, yet also addresses the pros and cons of such developments....   [tags: Human, Human evolution, Meaning of life, Race]

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Straight up the Spine: Bypassing the Body in the Future

- In her work How We Became Posthuman, Katherine Hayles criticizes the clamor for an information age “free from the material constraints that govern the mortal world” (13). The “posthuman” of the contemporary world currently strives towards the immaterial in an “information/matter duality” that scorns any hypothetical contribution from physical instantiation (ibid.). It is this transcendence that Geoff Ryman depicts in his novel Air. Direct, sensory experience is rendered obsolete with the institution of a new, powerful technology....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Dangers of Technology Exposed in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

- Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was a literary piece that touched on many different issues, not only in her time, but also today. The creation of life in Frankenstein was Shelley’s symbolic warning to the new industrialized era. “It also [can] be seen to be warning about the dangers of uncontrolled application of technology and its use without proper morality” (Brachneos). The warning in Frankenstein applies today more than ever because of the creation of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and computers that “think for themselves” The two are connected in a sense....   [tags: Mary Shelley, Frankenstein]

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The Internet Is A World Wide Broadcasting Medium

- The Internet is a world-wide broadcasting medium that is used for the collaboration and interaction between individuals and their computers regardless of their location. The foundation of the Internet was fostered by three individuals and a research conference, which changed the way technology was viewed by accurately predicting the future. Vannevar Bush wrote the first visionary description of potential uses for information technology with his description of the automated library system. Norbert Wiener invented the field of Cybernetics....   [tags: World Wide Web, Internet, Tim Berners-Lee]

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Daycare and Separation Anxiety: A Brief Overview

- Numerous advances led to Sigmund Freud’s inspirational Stages of Psychosexual Development, and it was Freud that introduced a clear theory explaining the process by which infants develop into adults. The transition from the Oral, Anal and Phallic stages begins to help us understand some of the processes that might lead to understanding attachment issues. Freud argued that humans are born “polymorphously perverse,” the idea that any number of objects could be a source of pleasure. While relief from stress observed in a child might be interpreted as simply the absence of emotional pain, on a deeper level, re-attachment and physical closeness to a caregiver after prolonged separation should res...   [tags: Child Care, Psychosexual Development]

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Narrative Therapy: Interpsychic Perspective vs Intrapsychic Perspective

- Topic This paper examines historical movements and theories considered in the developing the framework of narrative therapy and reduces each of them to two approaches, either an interpsychic or intrapsychic perspective. The combined use of these theories has provoked the authors to attempt to explicate the most effective and accurate method of how to encourage improvements of therapeutic observations in narrative therapy. Context This paper is relevant within the fields of psychology, more specifically psychoanalysis or psychotherapy, family therapy, and individual therapy....   [tags: narrative therapy]

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Security Breaches in Comunication and Data Systems

- We have learned many different things in the terms of cybernetics. In fact there are way more than what we ever imagined. Learning about all of the different ways that crimes can be carried out through the uses of technology and how communications are a very important part in giving and receiving specified information. How that all different organizations use this communication to put all of information together to get one big piece of information. What is an insider threat. Insider threat has been defined as a malicious hacker who is an employee of office of a business, institution or agency....   [tags: cyber terrorism, hacking, strategic intelligence]

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The Computer Revolution and Medical Research

- During the course of history, humans have battled to conquer the reins over nature. Now, in the twentieth century, with all of the technical developments in medicine and computers, humans have come closer than ever to reaching this decisive aspiration. However, along with the assistance of these innovative and speedily growing technical advancements come ethical, moral and social issues that should be given thought of consideration. The Computer Revolution has not only greatly enhanced communication and wrought astonishing quantities of data, but has also raised the questions of human privacy, social repercussions, and rights....   [tags: Information Technology]

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Studies of Human Behavior and Communications

- Since the early 20th century, there have been many stages of development, discovery, and new ways of thinking that has transformed or created new theories that are currently in use today in the field of communications. The refined theories have been built on top of the original frame work and research from its founders. With new technologies to convey messages to other individuals and to the masses, it has also brought new dynamics of interpersonal communication. It also brought the advancement and growth in communication research to help investigate different phenomenon and theories being refined even further....   [tags: interaction, communication, maslow]

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Schools of Thought in Strategic Management

- Strategy can be defined as the plans that businesses lay out to achieve their objectives (Sandberg, 1992). The plans that businesses set up in order to position themselves to make maximum profit include their mission, vision, goals, objectives, strategy, implementation and execution (Sandberg, 1992). For the previously mentioned plans to be successful good strategic management has to be in place. Good strategic management can be organized into three levels: corporate, business and operational levels (Ritson, 2013)....   [tags: strategy, strategic management, planning school]

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The Issue of Jurisdiction in Cyberspace

- Q) What is cyberspace. How can jurisdiction be assumed in cyberspace. Introduction “Cyberspace” is a term which is now frequently used among people. Through the advent of computers and especially the internet, our very lives have changed dramatically. Now starting from acquiring information to complex online transactions involving billions of dollars have become possible due to the cyberspace. The term “Cyberspace” was used for the first time by William Gibson in his book “Neuromancer” written in 1984....   [tags: internet, law, crime]

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The Controversies Around Human Cloning

- In today’s world, the human society is rapidly evolving and changing. One of these changes is the advancements in technology. This opens the door to a lot of opportunities for scientists, one of these opportunities has led to the possibility of human cloning. A clone is the result of an asexual reproduction of a molecule, cell, embryo, or organism. Human cloning is basically making a genetically identical copy of the human D.N.A. (de-oxy-ribo-nuclear-acid), for example identical twins can be considered as natural clones....   [tags: Scientific Advancement, Ethics]

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Attachment and Early Language Development

- Attachment theory is the joint work of John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth (Ainsworth & Bowlby, 1991). Drawing on concepts from ethology, cybernetics, information processing, developmental psychology, and psychoanalysis, John Bowlby formulated the basic tenets of the theory. He thereby revolutionized our thinking about a child's tie to the mother and its disruption through separation, deprivation, and bereavement. Mary Ainsworth's innovative methodology not only made it possible to test some of Bowlby's ideas empirically but also helped expand the theory itself and is responsible for some of the new directions it is now taking....   [tags: Parent-child attachment]

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Measuring success in Information Systems

- ... As defined by ISO in 2001, the six characteristics and 27 sub characteristics: • Functionality: The ability of the system to provide functions which meet stated and implied needs when the software is used under specified conditions; • Reliability: The capability of the system to sustain a stated level of performance when used under specified conditions; • Usability: The aptitude of the system to be comprehended, learned, used, and attractive to the user, when used under specified conditions; • Portability: The capability of the system to be transferred from one environment to another; • Maintainability: The ability of the system to be modified in the form of corrections, improvements, o...   [tags: Technology, Business]

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Budgeting : A Necessary Evil

- BUDGETING – A NECESSARY EVIL: AN ANALYSIS OF BUDGETARY CONTROL USING DIFFERENT THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES Despite being ubiquitous, the traditional budgetary control process and its end product (budgets) have been widely criticised in extant management control literature. Prior to the 1990’s concerns about budgeting were raised by academics and the concerns were mostly about ways of improving budgetary systems- Better budgeting (Argyris 1952). Now the criticisms are led by management consultants with an interest to persuade companies to change their management models by moving beyond the budgets (Hope & Fraser 1999, Wallender 1999)....   [tags: Management, Organization, Budget, Control theory]

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A Prison Or Torture Facility

- America. I haven’t been here in many any many years. All the memories I have of this place, What a hellhole it is, “Too many memories.” I muttered aloud. “ Well” said Darlene “ Hear we are. Five miles short of infernum “ “ You know, it might be a torture camp but they could at least make the name sound nice. I mean how the hell does infernum sound welcoming and inviting, it’s literally the latin word for hell.” “ I don’t really think they consider any of the above factors when naming a prison or torture facility.” “ I mean they really should, Sing Sing might be a horrible place to be, but at least the name is nice....   [tags: English-language films, Thought, Body, Mind]

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Animal Experimentation Should Be Stopped

- The question of whether or not animals ought to have rights, is perhaps one of the most hotly debated topics in the contemporary society. Many people widely regard animals as sentient creatures that do not have rights of their own. Such a notion has led to the increasing objectification of animals as human property. Consequently, animals are often utilized as service providers to human beings. However, an increasing number of people believe that animals are entitled to rights, which are equivalent to those accorded to human beings....   [tags: Animal rights, Animal testing, Biology]

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The Erotics of the Technological Body

- Since the beginning of the industrial age, representations of technology have always been associated with eroticism and gender roles. Industrial machinery, as well as cars, have been framed as objects of sexual desire and invested of techno-erotic impulses. Engines and machines have been described through sexual metaphors and have been made an object of cult by artistic movements such as Italian Futurism. The passage from the industrial to the digital age has modified our relationship to technology and the awareness of our body through the use of technological objects –yet techno-eroticism still remains a central drive....   [tags: Free Essays Online]

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Neurofeedback

- The following paper is an inquiry into my experience with neurofeedback (NFB), through the different problems and questions it raises regarding the old problem of body-mind and object-subject dichotomy, ending in a tentative attempt at applying Gilbert Simondon’s philosophy and notion of the individuation process to the study of the mind and the self, through brain-computer interfaces (BCI) in general and NFB in particular. In a sense, this can be said to fit well with Simondon’s work, where “an object of scientific study becomes the a subject for philosophical reflection”....   [tags: Neurofeedback]

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The Concept of Information

- The Concept of Information There is such a point of view that information is an abstract unit as an invariant of informational processes. Information consists of object, procedural and morphological components.We have an opportunity to consider that information consists of object and procedural components. So we have the relation-functional concept of information.Information has such attributes as syntactics, semantics and pragmatics. These attributes are relational definitions. Semantics and pragmatics are considered to be external features (characteristics) of the definite syntactics....   [tags: Exploratory Research]

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Planet Cyborg

- Planet Cyborg Since the beginning of civilization, the concept of a super-human has fascinated our species. Whether imagined as a semi-god, super-hero, or monster, the vision of some superior yet human-like being never seems to die out through time. An equal, if not more of a plausibility than artificial intelligence is the emergence of a sub-species of humans enhanced with artificial or computerized limbs, organs, and capabilities. Fundamentally, however, an increase in cyborg technology will alter our conception of intellgence just as much as the achievement of A.I....   [tags: Technology Science Medicine]

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Methodological Eclecticism in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

- Methodological Eclecticism in Teaching English as a Foreign Language "Eclectic", remarks Atkinson (1988, p. 42), "is one of the buzz words in TEFL at present, in part due to the realization that for the foreseeable future good language teaching is likely to continue to be based more on common sense, insights drawn from classroom experience, informed discussion among teachers, etc., than on any monolithic model of second language acquisition or all-embracing theory of learning . . . ". One problem with this position is that your "common sense" and your "insights" are apt to be different from mine....   [tags: Foreign Languages Communication Essays TEFL]

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How is our I-Function related to Impulsive Behavior?

- How is our I-Function related to Impulsive Behavior. What are impulses. We experience impulses every day. Why are you wearing your orange shirt today. Why did you pick a salad for dinner instead of steak. Why did you drive one route to work as opposed to another. I suppose some people are more spontaneous than others, but can impulses be called sporadic. Uncontrolled. Are they valid choices you have made - or are impulses something we do not realize we are powerless to. Can we choose to say certain things....   [tags: Impulses Neurology Papers]

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Lolita: The Etymology of a Nymphet

- Lolita: The Etymology of a Nymphet The novel Lolita concerns a relationship characterized by obsession by a middle aged man, Humbert, for a prepubescent girl, Lolita. This fictional relationship has been a source of many questions as to what the writer, Vladimir Nabokov, had in mind when he wrote the novel. Thus, the novel has been looked at from different aspects in attempting to come up with what it portrays. Humbert, in his flowery description of Lolita, uses the word "nymphet" to refer not only to her but also to other girls of her age and characteristics....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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America and the Cyberpunk Counterculture

- History has evolved through a series of counter-cultures, contraries to a community's subjective, shared system of beliefs that provide meaning to objective reality. Timothy Leary has defined the evolution of countercultures that range from the beatniks of the early fifties, the hippies of the sixties and seventies to the present day cyberpunks and new breeds (Vitanza 365). These groups have been met with resistance over the years as a result of their expressive attitudes and tendencies to break the molds of conformity which their culture had previously set....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]

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The Invention of the Internet

- The Invention of the Internet Perhaps one of the greatest inventions of out time is the Internet. Without a doubt, the net has had a profound effect on almost every aspect of our lives. The formation of the Internet has changed the way we do business, communicate, entertain, retrieve information, and even educate ourselves. Nevertheless, the Internet might have never materialized if it had not been for some innovated thinkers from the Advanced Research Project Agency, who created "ARPANET." In collaboration with several educational and research institutions, the agency created the packet-switching technologies that form the basis of the Internet today....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Cold War Era

- The Cold War Era Works Cited Missing The late 1940s to the mid 1980s the American society saw what could quite possibly be titled the biggest technological effect on society. This era, The Cold War, was a period in which fear of attack or invasion and a need to be superior reigned in the American society. It led to the development of space technology, during the Space Race, communication systems, and military technology in what has been appropriately deemed the Arms Race. On October 4, 1957 [1] a huge change concerning technology in society occurred....   [tags: United States Soviet History Essays]

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Development Of The Submarine

- Development of the Submarine Throughout history, navies have made significant impacts in the technological development of human kind. These impacts range from improvements in metal technologies made while perfecting the cannon to the advent of cybernetics, which allowed more precise targeting of weaponry. One of the more sophisticated developments in naval history has been the invention of the submarine. The submarine was born in 1620 as a leather-covered rowboat built by Cornelius Drebbel. After Robert Fulton came up with a more modern prototype in 1800, the military advantages of a nearly invisible warship were quickly divined....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Limitations on Robotic Technology

- Limitations on Robotic Technology Should the progression of robotic technology be limited. Are movies like Terminator foretelling what will happen as the twenty-first century expands its boundaries with robotics. Are robots becoming too smart. Should humans trust robots to learn and act on their own. Can and will robots turn on their masters. In the movie Terminator a robot from the future comes back to forewarn the people that if they do not change the direction that technology is going then the world would be over taken by robots....   [tags: Papers]

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Artificial Intelligence

- This paper will give a brief definition of the term Artificial Intelligence (AI). It will take an in-depth look at the origins and purpose of this exciting field in computer science. In particular, this paper will discuss a few of the many subcategories of research, applications and current technological obstacles that scientist face when developing AI. In addition, the author will look at AI’s various military specific applications for the purpose of training, target acquisition and command and control capabilities....   [tags: Computer Science]

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Humanities and Telecommunication

- Humanities and Telecommunication Contemporary technology in the form of electronically managed interactive telecommunications is compatible with the goals and values of the humanities. For Marx, machine-work tended toward being mechanically routine, repetitive, deskilled, and trivialized. In the case of discourse, the same criticism has been made of computerized communication. Immediacy is not authorial presence, but the experience of textuality that is maximized by participation in interactive communication....   [tags: Technology Marx Heidegger Papers]

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Technology in Education

- Technology in Education In our lives today we expect technology to make a difference, and particularly in furthering our education. We see technologies effects as beneficial. We look for it to change, and improve, what has come before it. Technology is the set of means without which certain kinds of constructive activity would be almost impossible. It supports our efforts to appeal to different learning styles which give us a way to interact with each other and extend the learning experiences. It is a good way to extend the essential skills and knowledge of students....   [tags: Technological Classroom Computers Essays]

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Artificial Intelligence

- In today’s rapidly changing world, technology has given us a possible future in the field of Artificial Intelligence. An August, 1999 article entitled “12: Machines Will Be Smarter Than We Are,” explains how Artificial Intelligence is inevitable. It also explains when and how it will transform civilization. The facts and examples used in the article may not give a full picture of the situation, but succeed in presenting a strong argument. The major strength of this article is the number of examples and quotes that the author uses to support his/her claim....   [tags: Free Artificial Intelligence Essays]

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Digital Angel

- Digital Angel What is Digital Angel. Digital Angel is a location and condition system that can alert you of the exact location or people, pets, or objects in real time. When you purchase the system, it comes with a clip-on system monitor and a ThermAlert watch. It will alert you when if the person wearing is in trouble, and since the monitor is accompanied with a Global Positioning System (GPS), you can pinpoint the person's location to 75 feet. You can also check the status of the person at any time of the day through a hotline, or visiting the website....   [tags: Digital Angel Technology Human Chips Essays]

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Control Processes Of Project Management

- Control Processes in Projects Within the steps of project management, control is very crucial. Project managers spend their time controlling all aspects of a project, but are mostly focused on time, scope and cost. This is due to how easy it is to lose sight of the project objectives, particularly, on large projects that can quickly spin out of control. Having mechanisms to control the project is of the utmost importance. The importance of control in the project is to stay ahead of any failure that may happen within the project scope....   [tags: Project management, Management, Feedback]

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A Study of Epistemology

- A Study of Epistemology In the sixth century B.C., Homer alludes to a separation of knowledge between the mortals and the gods. He speaks of both gods and human beings as “knowing things”- creatures of knowledge. However, there is a “great difference in the quality and the scope of the knowledge available to the two groups” (Everson, Pg.12). For the mortal human being the contrast between “divine and human knowledge”, paired with possible deception by the gods, has led him to question the idea of knowledge as it exists independently, reminding him that there are many things he cannot “know for certain” (Everson, Pg....   [tags: Philosophy Essays]

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Decision-Making Models

- Decision-Making Models Negotiations and decisions are a part of everyday business. In order to make a successful decision, it is necessary to understand how to make rational and sound decisions. Decisions that are rash, made on snap judgments, and past experiences can prove detrimental to a business. A deficit in basic thinking and decision making is felt at all levels of an organization (Gary, 1997). Decisions can have long term and short term impacts on organizations and their world in which they exist (Turner & Dean, 2008)....   [tags: Decision Making]

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From Fear to Love: Motivations in the Christian Search for God

- With weary eyes, wretched souls, and wounded hearts, people pray to God for deliverance. Throughout salvation history, in times of suffering, grief, and strife, fear motivates people to seek refuge in God. Simultaneously, love inspires people to remain steadfast in God, trusting that, “All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well” (Julian 80). Both fear and love dynamically shape the Christian search for God. The following essay will, firstly, examine how Israel’s state of fear and oppression in Exodus, in contrast with John’s assurance of love, shapes understandings of God; secondly, explore how fear “pushes” and love “pulls” Augustine closer to God; thi...   [tags: augustine, Martin Luther]

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ICP: Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

- Introduction Communication is a crucial process in the delivery of corporate messages and the response for individual needs, especially in an organization like the Walt Disney Company. Best known as Disney, the company is famous for its film, music, theater and the emergence of the diverse cultures. The Walt Disney World located in Orlando, Florida is the biggest entertainment studio where people’s “dreams come true”. Four theme parks, two water parks together with a large amount of resorts and golf clubs help to build the company’s identity and its cultural values successfully (Gabler, 2007)....   [tags: Business Analysis ]

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Pacific Rim, The Jaeger Challenges Our Conception As Act Of Subject Individual Beings

- In the movie Pacific Rim, the Jaeger challenges our conception as act of subject individual beings. In Pacific Rim, the Jaeger is made up of networks of identities. Jaegers are cybernetic unions of humans and machinery. Therefore, the battle between Jaeger and Kaiju is not merely individual vs Kaiju but it’s actually team vs Kaiju. I argue in this paper that the success of the Jaeger is the collaboration among humans, machines and the social order and not solely the individual Jaeger. This is important because one usually does not value the social type of subjectivity, but values the individual....   [tags: Sociology, Meaning of life, Prosthesis]

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A Cautionary Analysis of Transhumanist Philosophy

- In many popular science fiction novels, people can read about a future full of fantastic gadgets, advanced artificial intelligences, and superhuman cyborgs. Although some of these things may seem far-fetched, with recent scientific advancements, it may soon be possible for people to enjoy some the amazing technologies that they read about, such as life-extension therapies or cybernetic implants. A new philosophy known as Transhumanism has emerged in response to these innovations and has embraced this vision of a death-free future populated by enhanced posthumans....   [tags: Philosophy]

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The History and Future of Cyborgs

- In the latter half of the twentieth century society, culture and science evolved visions and capability around the common prefix ‘cyber’. It took on several virtual, computational, functional, scientific, sexual and criminal connotations. In the 21st Century, many computational notions have been replaced by ‘e’ to mean ‘of computer’ - however ‘cyber’, represented in music, words and films emerging at this time, which communicate the content of culture at the time, not simply technology – have not become ePeople, eMusic or eFilms, but remained postulated in cyberculture....   [tags: cyberculture essays]

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Man-vs-Machine: Who Wll Win the War?

- ... Cars replaced horses, typewriters replaced pen and paper, ATM machines replaced human tellers, and the list goes on. Are these developments helpful for mankind or just a mean to transform humans to greatly dependable creatures, not on their physicality and brains but on machines. Philosophers, futurists, inventors, and other humans who support the advancement in technology have many notable reasons for their stand. At the moment, the world is experiencing a rapid advance is in technology. It is expected that within the next decade, man will achieve more in the technological field than the entire past century....   [tags: atm, industrial revolution]

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Fukuyama 's Short Writing Transhumanism

- In Fukuyama’s short writing Transhumanism, he describes his view on what transhumanism is in the modern-day and he describes problems with the current economy, the possible repercussions of a world with transhumans, and possible side-effects of becoming a trans- human. It would not only affect society by having cyborgs and robotic super humans walking around, but he says that there would need to be a massive change in the government and the laws. There would have to be a defining line that stated the difference between a trans human and a regular human being; he then begins to ask very serious questions that would have to be answered about the sanity and safety of creating transhumans....   [tags: Human, Psychology, Thought, Transhumanism]

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Control Processes

- Discuss the types of control you and your friend would use and the control processes the two of you would implement as new owners of the firm. Control processes that should be implemented Cybernetic control system Is defined as a self regulating system in which standards of performance are determined, once operating can automatically monitor the situation and take corrective action. (Management Pacific Rim focus Bartol, Tein, Matthews, Martin 4 th edition). Cybernetic control makes performance comparisons between the standards and actual performance, and feedback provides information on the variances....   [tags: Business and Management Studies]

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Cyborgs: Are They Human?

- Cyborgs are a very common recurring motif within science fiction works such as books, movies, television, and so on. We see these cyborgs everywhere in this genre, but we only somewhat grasp the concept of humanity within cyborgs. A cyborg is an organism that consists of both artificial and natural components hence the full name “cybernetic organism.” For clarification, when I speak about cyborgs, I am referring to the organisms or beings that are artificially created rather than humans with cybernetic modifications....   [tags: Creation]

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The Technological Tower of Babel: Electronic and Digital Tongues in Media Society

- The Technological Tower of Babel: Electronic and Digital Tongues in Media Society Works Cited Missing Anticipate the moment at which all your personal electronic devices - headphone audio player, cellular telephone, pager, dictaphone, camcorder, personal digital assistant (PDA), electronic stylus, radiomodem, calculator, Loran positioning system, smart spectacles, VCR remote, data glove, electronic jogging shoes that count your steps and flash warning signals at oncoming cars, medical monitoring system, pacemaker (if you are so unfortunate), and anything else that you might habitually wear or occasionally carry - can seamlessly be linked in a wireless bodynet that allows them to function a...   [tags: Technology Technological Essays]

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Soulless Technology in William Gibson’s Burning Chrome

- Soulless Technology in William Gibson’s Burning Chrome An old adage states that the eyes are the windows to the soul. What if, however, those eyes have a trademark name stamped onto them. William Gibson’s short story "Burning Chrome" depicts an advanced but soulless society where most of the technological advances are portrayed as being perverted by commercialization and human mechanization, rather than dedicated to improving the quality of life. This paper will touch upon the frivolous consumerism of as well as the dehumanizing uses of technology in the world of Automatic Jack, the reader’s companion throughout the story....   [tags: William Gibson Burning Chrome]

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The Failure of Artificial Intelligence

- The reality of AI, or artificial intelligence, is generally regarded to be a teleological fait accompli: sooner or later, they argue, computers will actually think. Of course, with the backing of many a member of MIT's Media Lab and corporate IT departments anywhere, this conclusion is unquestionable. I would here like to avoid downplaying the great strides made in recent years by computer technologists in promoting this evolutionary vision. But certain aspects of this technological revolution have, indeed, already been achieved....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace by Richard Brautigan

- All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace by Richard Brautigan "Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all." John F. Kennedy, May 21, 1963 (676) In his poem "All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace," published in 1968, Richard Brautigan places the reader in a future realm: a sparkling utopia "where mammals and computers live together in mutually programming harmony" (1). He draws us in by juxtaposing images of nature, man and machine that challenge us to imagine this new world....   [tags: Papers]

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The Internet and Theories of Fantasy

- The Internet and Theories of Fantasy [Summary. This paper analyzes the work of Bertolt Brecht in relation to fantasy and reality. Theatre and the Internet today, reach several parallels this paper attempts to uncover; and also to answer the question is it ever really there at all. In conclusion this paper will make not that the internet is really just a space of play.] Brecht used epic theatre to bring forth an idea or meaning for the audience to consider while entertaining the audience. Epic theatre involves the use of alienation techniques to distance the viewer from the story but still concentrate on the overall meaning....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Personal Statement : ' The Dream Team ' Of Usa Basketball '

- It is with complete honesty that I tell you that as I am making this speech, my stomach is turning, not with nervousness but with the anticipation of the possibilities before us. We have been given the opportunity to start something truly special, combining the innovation and service that have historically made 2 companies great, and combining them to become the industry model for customer service and success. This is not an acquisition, or a merger, or a takeover. This is a partnership, a chance for competitors to come together and achieve greatness, similar to “The Dream Team” of USA Basketball....   [tags: Customer service, Customer, Better]

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