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The Internet Of Us Knowing More And Understanding Less In The Age Of Big Data

Author : Michael P. Lynch
ISBN : 9781631491863
Genre : Philosophy
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"An intelligent book that struggles honestly with important questions: Is the net turning us into passive knowers? Is it degrading our ability to reason? What can we do about this?" —David Weinberger, Los Angeles Review of Books We used to say "seeing is believing"; now, googling is believing. With 24/7 access to nearly all of the world’s information at our fingertips, we no longer trek to the library or the encyclopedia shelf in search of answers. We just open our browsers, type in a few keywords and wait for the information to come to us. Now firmly established as a pioneering work of modern philosophy, The Internet of Us has helped revolutionize our understanding of what it means to be human in the digital age. Indeed, demonstrating that knowledge based on reason plays an essential role in society and that there is more to “knowing” than just acquiring information, leading philosopher Michael P. Lynch shows how our digital way of life makes us value some ways of processing information over others, and thus risks distorting the greatest traits of mankind. Charting a path from Plato’s cave to Google Glass, the result is a necessary guide on how to navigate the philosophical quagmire that is the "Internet of Things."
Category: Philosophy

Campaigning Online The Internet In U S Elections

Author : Santa Barbara Bruce Bimber Associate Professor of Political Science University of California
ISBN : 9780195348583
Genre : Political Science
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The Internet is now a part of American democracy. A majority of Americans are online and many of them use the Internet to learn political information and to follow election campaigns. Candidates now invest heavily in Web and e-mail campaign communication tools in order to reach prospective voters, as well as to communicate with journalists, potential donors, and political activists. How are their efforts paying off? Are voters influenced by what they see on the Internet? Do they use online resources to learn about issues and candidates that mainstream media are not covering? Is the Internet empowering the shrinking electorate to return to the polls? Campaigning Online answers these questions with a close-up look at the dynamics of the 2000 election on the Internet. Examining how candidates present themselves online, and how voters respond to their efforts - including measures of whether they learn from candidates' web sites and whether their opinions are affected by what they see, the authors present the first systematic depiction of the role of campaign web sites in American elections. The authors paint a portrait of the voters' side and the candidates' side of campaigning on the Internet that has been unavailable so far. They report on a wealth of new data and evidence drawn from national and state-wide surveys, laboratory experiments, interviews with campaign staff, and analysis of web sites themselves.
Category: Political Science

The Internet Of Elsewhere

Author : Cyrus Farivar
ISBN : 9780813549620
Genre : Computers
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Through the lens of culture, The Internet of Elsewhere looks at the role of the Internet as a catalyst in transforming communications, politics, and economics. Cyrus Farivar explores the Internet's history and effects in four distinct and, to some, surprising societies--Iran, Estonia, South Korea, and Senegal. He profiles Web pioneers in these countries and, at the same time, surveys the environments in which they each work. After all, contends Farivar, despite California's great success in creating the Internet and spawning companies like Apple and Google, in some areas the United States is still years behind other nations. Surprised? You won't be for long as Farivar proves there are reasons that: Skype was invented in Estonia--the same country that developed a digital ID system and e-voting; Iran was the first country in the world to arrest a blogger, in 2003; South Korea is the most wired country on the planet, with faster and less expensive broadband than anywhere in the United States; Senegal may be one of sub-Saharan Africa's best chances for greater Internet access. The Internet of Elsewhere brings forth a new complex and modern understanding of how the Internet spreads globally, with both good and bad effects.
Category: Computers

Us Power And The Internet In International Relations

Author : M. Carr
ISBN : 9781137550248
Genre : Political Science
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Despite the pervasiveness of the Internet and its importance to a wide range of state functions, we still have little understanding of its implications in the context of International Relations. Combining the Philosophy of Technology with IR theories of power, this study explores state power in the information age.
Category: Political Science

The Internet Of Things

Author : Michael Miller
ISBN : 9780134021331
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 55.41 MB
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How the Internet of Things will change your life: all you need to know, in plain English! The Internet of Things (IoT) won’t just connect people: It will connect “smart” homes, appliances, cars, offices, factories, cities… the world. You need to know what’s coming: It might just transform your life. Now, the world’s #1 author of beginning technology books has written the perfect introduction to IoT for everyone. Michael Miller shows how connected smart devices will help people do more, do it smarter, do it faster. He also reveals the potential risks—to your privacy, your freedom, and maybe your life. Make no mistake: IoT is coming quickly. Miller explains why you care, helps you use what’s already here, and prepares you for the world that’s hurtling toward you. --What is IoT? How does it work? How will it affect me? --What’s realistic, and what’s just hype? --How smart is my “smart TV” really? (And, is it watching me?) --Can smart IoT devices make me healthier? --Will smart appliances ever be useful? --How much energy could I save with a smart home? --What’s the future of wearable tech? --When will I have a self-driving car? --When will I have a nearly self-driving car? (Hint: Surprisingly soon.) --Is IoT already changing the way I shop? --What’s the future of drones, at war and in my neighborhood? --Could smart cities lower my taxes? --Who gets the data my devices are collecting? --How can I profit from the Internet of Things? --What happens when the whole world is connected? --Will I have any privacy left at all?
Category: Technology & Engineering

Building The Internet Of Things With Ipv6 And Mipv6

Author : Daniel Minoli
ISBN : 9781118647134
Genre : Computers
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"If we had computers that knew everything there was to knowabout things—using data they gathered without any help fromus—we would be able to track and count everything, and greatlyreduce waste, loss, and cost. We would know when things neededreplacing, repairing or recalling, and whether they were fresh orpast their best. The Internet of Things has the potential to changethe world, just as the Internet did. Maybe even more so." —Kevin Ashton, originator of the term, Internet of Things An examination of the concept and unimagined potentialunleashed by the Internet of Things (IoT) with IPv6 andMIPv6 What is the Internet of Things? How can it help my organization?What is the cost of deploying such a system? What are the securityimplications? Building the Internet of Things with IPv6 andMIPv6: The Evolving World of M2M Communications answers thesequestions and many more. This essential book explains the concept and potential that theIoT presents, from mobile applications that allow home appliancesto be programmed remotely, to solutions in manufacturing and energyconservation. It features a tutorial for implementing the IoT usingIPv6 and Mobile IPv6 and offers complete chapter coverage thatexplains: What is the Internet of Things? Internet of Things definitions and frameworks Internet of Things application examples Fundamental IoT mechanisms and key technologies Evolving IoT standards Layer 1/2 connectivity: wireless technologies for the IoT Layer 3 connectivity: IPv6 technologies for the IoT IPv6 over low power WPAN (6lowpan) Easily accessible, applicable, and not overly technical,Building the Internet of Things with IPv6 and MIPv6 is animportant resource for Internet and ISP providers,telecommunications companies, wireless providers, logisticsprofessionals, and engineers in equipment development, as well asgraduate students in computer science and computer engineeringcourses.
Category: Computers

The Internet Of Things

Author : Samuel Greengard
ISBN : 9780262527736
Genre : Computers
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A guided tour through the Internet of Things, a networked world of connected devices, objects, and people that is changing the way we live and work.
Category: Computers

The Internet Of Things

Author : Christian Floerkemeier
ISBN : 9783540787303
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference for Industry and Academia on the Internet of Things, IOT 2008, held in Zurich, Switzerland, in March 2008. The 23 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 92 initial submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on EPC network, middleware, business aspects, RFID technology and regulatory issues, applications, and sensing systems.
Category: Computers

The Internet Of Risky Things

Author : Sean Smith
ISBN : 9781491963586
Genre : Computers
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By 2020, the Internet of Things (IoT) will consist of millions of computational devices intimately connected to real-world aspects of human life. In this insightful book, Professor Sean Smith, who worked in information security long before the web appeared, explains that if we build the IoT the way we built the current internet and other information technology initiatives, we’re headed for trouble. With a focus on concrete solutions, The Internet of Risky Things explains how we can avoid simple flaws that have plagued several dramatic IT advances in recent decades. Developers, engineers, industrial designers, makers, and researchers will explore "design patterns of insecurities" and learn what’s required to route around or fix them in the nascent IoT. Examine bugs that plague large-scale systems, including integer overflow, race conditions, and memory corruption Look at successful and disastrous examples of previous quantum leaps in health IT, the smart grid, and autonomous vehicles Explore patterns in coding, authentication, and cryptography that led to insecurity Learn how blunders that led to spectacular IT disasters could have been avoided
Category: Computers

The Internet Of Things In The Cloud

Author : Honbo Zhou
ISBN : 9781466589049
Genre : Computers
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Although the Internet of Things (IoT) is a vast and dynamic territory that is evolving rapidly, there has been a need for a book that offers a holistic view of the technologies and applications of the entire IoT spectrum. Filling this void, The Internet of Things in the Cloud: A Middleware Perspective provides a comprehensive introduction to the IoT and its development worldwide. It gives you a panoramic view of the IoT landscape—focusing on the overall technological architecture and design of a tentatively unified IoT framework underpinned by Cloud computing from a middleware perspective. Organized into three sections, it: Describes the many facets of Internet of Things—including the four pillars of IoT and the three layer value chain of IoT Focuses on middleware, the glue and building blocks of a holistic IoT system on every layer of the architecture Explores Cloud computing and IoT as well as their synergy based on the common background of distributed processing The book is based on the author’s two previous bestselling books (in Chinese) on IoT and Cloud computing and more than two decades of hands-on software/middleware programming and architecting experience at organizations such as the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, IBM, BEA Systems, and Silicon Valley startup Doubletwist. Tapping into this wealth of knowledge, the book categorizes the many facets of the IoT and proposes a number of paradigms and classifications about Internet of Things' mass and niche markets and technologies.
Category: Computers