Masking Narcissism with Charity As a person who lived with many different families as a child, dealing with severe physical and emotional trauma in almost all of these families, I understand perfectly, how narcissistic people use charity to cover their sickness.
Should All Software Be Free? Paul Anagnostopoulos, Richard Camp, Ted Laux, Jacqui Scarlott, and Priscilla Stevens Last but most, I thank Keith Mayers, for assisting with research, managing my software, reading all the chapters, being patient, running errands, finding other things to do while I worked building a guitar!
What if you lose your phone? Do people realize that when they synch their phone with other devices, their files become vulnerable at the level of the weakest security? Kill switches could remove content that infringes copyrights They could remove content that a company or government deems offensive What if malicious hackers found a way to operate the kill switches on our devices?
Governments in many countries have extensive censorship laws and require that communications services provide government access to communications Governments, in free and unfree countries, pressure businesses to act as the government prefers For more than years, governments and religious and social organizations have burned books that displeased them What pressures might governments put on companies to use the kill switches?
Will the impact of electronic kill switches be more devastating than attempts to prohibit printed material? Or will companies use them carefully for improved security?
Our new tools are remarkably powerful and remarkably vulnerable Social networking While all this razzle-dazzle connects us electronically, it disconnects us from each other, having us interfacing more with computers and TV screens than looking in the face of our fellow human beings Is this progress?
Section Change and Unexpected Developments 11 ial details of people s lives Gradually, social network companies developed sophisticated privacy controls and feedback systems to reduce problems, though they certainly have not eliminated them Overall, to most people, the benefits outweigh the problems, and social networking has become the new way of communicating In a phenomenon called crowd funding, social networks, Twitter, and other platforms make it easy to raise money in small amounts from a large number of people for charities, political causes, artistic projects, and investment in start-up companies How do social networking sites affect people and relationships?
People can have hundreds of friends and contacts, but have they traded quality of in-person relationships for quantity of superficial digital relationships?
Does the time spent online reduce the time spent on physical activity and staying healthy? It is still too early for definitive answers, but it appears that the many critics who anticipated a serious problem of social isolation were mistaken Researchers find that people use social networks mostly to keep in touch with friends and family and that the easy, frequent contact enhances relationships, empathy, and a sense of community On the other hand, young people who spend a lot of time on a social network do poorly in school and have behavioral problems Are these people who would have problems in any case?
Does the access to the networks exacerbate preexisting emotional problems? Just as researchers study social phenomena using the masses of data that smartphone systems collect, they also mine the masses of data in social networks For example, social scientists and computer scientists analyze billions of connections to find patterns that could help identify terrorist groups 8 A person you follow in social media might not be a person at all A socialbot is an artificial intelligence program that simulates a human being in social media Researchers More about artificial intelligence: Section tricked Twitter users into building relationships with artificial tweeting personalities, some of which gained large followings Political activists launched socialbots to influence voters and legislators The US military raised concerns about automated disinformation campaigns by enemies Advertising bots are likely to be common When the Internet was new, someone commented and many repeated that on the Internet, no one knows you re a dog It meant that we could develop relationships with others based on common interests without knowing or caring about age, race, nationality, gender, or physical attractiveness Some of those others might not even be people, and we might not know it Should we be comfortable with that?
What training or selection process is appropriate for volunteers who monitor these security cameras? Alan Turing, who developed fundamental concepts underlying computer science before there were computers, proposed a test, now called the Turing Test, for human-level intelligence Let a person converse over a network with the system on any topics the person chooses If the computer convinces the person that it is human, the computer passes the test Is that enough?
Many technologists think so assuming the actual test is well designed But is the computer intelligent? Philosopher John Searle argues that computers are not and cannot be intelligent They do not think; they manipulate symbols They do so at very high speed, and they can store or access and manipulate a huge quantity of data, but they are not conscious They do not understand; they simulate understanding Searle uses the following example to illustrate the difference: Suppose you do not know the 38 12 Change and Unexpected Developments 19 Chinese language You are in a room with lots of boxes of Chinese symbols and a large instruction book written in English People submit to you sequences of Chinese symbols The instructions tell you how to manipulate the symbols you are given and the ones in the boxes to produce a new sequence of symbols to give back You are very careful, and you do not get bored; you follow the instructions in the book exactly Unknown to you, the sequences you receive are questions in Chinese The sequences that you give back by following the instructions just as a computer follows the instructions of a program are the correct answers in Chinese Everyone outside the room thinks you understand Chinese very well Do you?
Searle might say that although Watson won at Jeopardy! Section at it?
How will we react when we can go into a hospital for surgery performed entirely by a machine? Will it be scarier than riding in the first automatic elevators or airplanes? How will we react when we can have a conversation over the Net about any topic at all and not know if we are conversing with a human or a machine?
How will we react when chips implanted in our brains enhance our memory with gigabytes of data and a search engine? Will we still be human?
Will knowing that Grandma has a robot companion ease the guilt of family members and lead them to visit less often? Will we come to view robot companions as positively as pets?
Smart sensors, motion, and control How do robots walk, climb stairs, and dance? A Microsoft researcher developed a system with which a user manipulates 3-D images with hand movements, without touching a screen or any controls Designers of buildings, machines, clothing, and so on, could use it to examine designs before implementing them Someone with dirty or sterile hands eg, mechanics, cooks, surgeons could examine reference materials while working What other applications will people think of?
Sensors in baby clothes detect when a baby is sleeping face down, at risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and warn parents on their cellphone A heart monitor in a firefighter s shirt alerts supervisors if the firefighter is too stressed and needs a break Trainers plan to use sensors in special clothing to better train athletes What other applications will we find for wearware?
Already we implant or attach microprocessor-controlled devices in or on human bodies: Biological sciences and computer sciences will combine in new ways Tools for Disabled People One of the most heartwarming applications of computer technology is the restoration of abilities, productivity, and independence to people with physical disabilities Some computer-based devices assist disabled people in using ordinary computer applications that other people use, such as Web browsers and word processors Some enable disabled people to control household and workplace appliances that most of us operate by hand Some improve mobility Some technologies that are primarily conveniences SWOT Analysis of Barnes and Noble The Four P's of Barnes and Noble Pricing- The Pricing of Barnes and Noble are competitive, low and affordable, while still making a profit.
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Barnes & Noble’s current method of supply chain management. With any retail company, inventory represents a massive cost, and with effective and efficient supply chain management Barnes & Noble can significantly cut their inventory costs.
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The operations management concern in this strategic decision area is to streamline the supply chain to support organizational objectives. Amazon does so through automation and enabling suppliers and buyers to access some of its IT assets.
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