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Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway Today on the five oíclock news a man goes on a rampage at the office leaving five dead. As I flip on the TV, I see another top story! A man has killed others at his workplace and taken his own life. This is becoming very old. I begin to think, what could push this person to the point where they feel that it is necessary to take the lives of innocent people? Even more disturbing, what could drive a person to the point that they believe it is necessary to end their own life?
Feeling
Feeling
Feeling Of Power By Asimov What would happen if technology became so advanced that people did not need to compute for themselves, and over time eventually forgot that there ever was a time when they did? Isaac Asimov must have asked himself this question, and wrote, the classic short story, The Feeling of Power. He wrote this to warn everyone not to rely solely on computers, and the dangers of forgetting our mathematical skills. Since everyone has lost the ability to do math in their heads,
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley (Author\'s Note: This was a semi-creative project. We had to address the issues in a persuasive letter rather than a boring ol\' report, so please become unconfused as far as the format..) Cal Tech Curriculum Committee: Scientists are all too ready to lock themselves away with their research, unwilling - perhaps even incapable - of seeing the consequences of their actions. It is our duty as their educators to provide them with not only a means to gain knowledge but
Headcrash
Headcrash
Headcrash By Bruce Bethke It takes place in the year 2005. The world has become a world controlled by computers and large multi-billion dollar companies. Our lead character, Jack Burroughs, has an adventure in Cyberspace (on the Internet). In order to understand the plot, one must understand the technology of the time. While most people today have a dial up TCP/IP connection to the Internet running at speeds up to 56Kbs, the Internet connections at that time where immensely greater then what we
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park Jurassic Park is divided into seven sections, each with a quote from Ian Malcolm. He was a mathematician who specialized in the field called chaos theory, which based itself mainly on nonlinear equations. The first section follows the paths of several scenes, where in each one, there is evidence pointing to the appearance of dinosaurs. One of these scenes included in the very beginning, where a man was flown in to a doctor with mortal wounds surrounding his body. One of his last w
Shockwave Rider By Brunner
Shockwave Rider By Brunner
Shockwave Rider By Brunner There are numerous books on the science fiction market, that deal with the myriad of possibilities involving the technology of the future. John Brunnerís book, Shockwave Rider, is one of the most popular, as well as one of the most famous, books dealing with this issue. Brunner presents many different realities to the reader, and they are all potentially very realistic in terms of the current state of technology. For the most part, Brunner seems to illustrate that t
Writing Types†
Writing Types†
Writing Types Despite all of the increasing technological advances, writing is still a main form of communication. Beginning in grammar school and continuing through high school and college, thousands of students spend hours preparing essays for class. The majority of students usually begin drafting those essays merely by staring at a blank sheet of paper and contemplating what to write. However, writing essays can be simplified by using four types of prewriting: free writing, clustering, specif
Greenhouse
Greenhouse
Greenhouse Effect The greenhouse effect occurs when gases such as methane, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and CFCs trap heat in the atmosphere by acting as a pane of glass in a car. ≥The glass≤ lets the sun light in to make heat but when the heat tries to get out the gases absorb the heat. Holding this heat in causes heat waves, droughts and climate changes which could alter our way of living. The main gases that cause the greenhouse effect are water vapor, carbon dioxide (CO2), and methane whi
Oil Spills
Oil Spills
Oil Spills Oil is a product used by everyone, but sometimes oil is a problem. An oil spill is a leakage from an oceangoing tanker, pipelines, or other oil sources. Oil spills occur very frequently, and cause enormous ecological harm. About eight million barrels of oil are spilled each year. Tankers usually carry about five-hundred million barrels of oil. Many oil spills, large in land or ocean coverage, have had major impacts on the earth and itís inhabitants. Many animals are die and some are
China
China
China China takes 25% of the earth\'s population; 1,210,004,956. Chinese people are permitted to chose what they grow on their small plots, to set their own prices and to pocket their profits without paying any taxes. Free Markets, is a big world in China: it refers to designated areas in the city where farmers are allowed to sell their products directly to city consumers. The government is no longer involved in growing, distribution or price setting. The system operates on supply and demand in
Norway
Norway
Norway The official country name in conventional long form is the Kingdom of Norway. Norge is the local short form. The capital of Norway is Oslo. Norway is situated far to the north in the western corner of Europe bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. Norway shares borders with Sweden, Finland and Russia. The Kingdom of Norway, in addition to the mainland, includes the Svalbard archipelago and Jan Mayen. Norway also has territories in the Antarctic region. These are Bouvet Isla
Class Struggles
Class Struggles
Class Struggles Having declared in the opening sentence of the Manifesto that all history is the history of class struggles, Marx adds immediately in a footnote of written history. For prior to the invention of writing, societies were nomadic, organized in tribes, each tribe made of less than 100 individuals. There was hardly any division of labor, other than sexual. The tribe would designate a chief, and modern ethnology tells us the chief had very little power. His main function was to defu
Globalization And Sustainability
Globalization And Sustainability
Globalization And Sustainability The world was once vast and unknown. Communication was once dreaded as messages would take exceeded amounts of time from one point of destination to the next. Countries would not know of each otherís affairs for months because the world was large beyond anyoneís imagination. But as soon as technology reared its head the world rapidly became smaller. It modified everything within its grasp. Communication that once took months could now take seconds. Travelling ab
Government And Internet
Government And Internet
Government And Internet During the past decade, our society has become based solely on the ability to move large amounts of information across large distances quickly. Computerization has influenced everyone\'s life. The natural evolution of computers and this need for ultra-fast communications has caused a global network of interconnected computers to develop. This global net allows a person to send E-mail across the world in mere fractions of a second, and enables even the common person to ac
Cardiac Pacemakers
Cardiac Pacemakers
Cardiac Pacemakers The heart is bestowed with a specialized system that automatically generates rhythmic control via the sinus node, located in the superior lateral wall of the right atrium near the opening of the superior vena cava. The specialized pacemaker cells dictate control of the rest of the heart through regular electrical impulses that propagate from the right atria to the lower ventricles. The rapid conduction of these impulses cause the muscle cells of the atria to contract and squee
Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a term used to describe disorders of movement that result from injury to the brain. It is a problem of muscle coordination. The muscles themselves are not effected but the brain is unable to send the appropriate signals necessary to instruct the muscles when to contract or relax. Cerebral Palsy can be caused by numerous problems occurring in the prenatal period, prematurity, labor and delivery complication in the newborn period due to genetic or chromosomal
Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy We are a group of occupational therapists and a new client has come to our office with the following case history: Don is a 63 year-old amateur poet. He has several of his poems published in the local newspaper but has not yet been accepted by any literary journals. Three months ago, Don had a cerebellar cerebrovascular accident that has given him significant fine motor control limitations. He is not able to hold a pencil or a pen, and when one is taped in his hand, he can
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action Considering the subject of affirmative action the following questions frequently are raised: Is there a clear understanding of affirmative action roles/goals? What are the pros/cons of these programs? What are the loop holes in the system? Does seniority play a role in affirmative action? Addressing these key questions may help us all in our daily routine, as administrators and/or potential administrator in the public/private sector. Affirmative action programs throughout t
Criminals
Criminals
Criminals Do prisons teach people to become worse criminals? Many people think that a prisoner is taught how to be a better criminal while in prison. Prisoners are integrated with people that have committed worse crimes than the ones that they have committed. The bigger and better criminals teach the others what they need to learn to survive prison life. There are many other aspects of prison that can make a prisoner worse than when he or she went in. Are prisons helping to stop the crime wave?
White Collar Crime
White Collar Crime
White Collar Crime In this paper the exciting criminal phenomenon known as white-collar crime will be discussed. Corporate Crime and Computer Crime will be discussed in detail. Crime preventative agencies such as the NCPC (National Crime Prevention Council) will also be researched. White Collar Crime The late Professor Edwin Sutherland coined the term white-collar crime about 1941. Sutherland defined white-collar crime as a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in
E-Commerce Marketing
E-Commerce Marketing
E-Commerce Marketing With the rapidly advancing technologies that are occurring in modern business, organisations are required to be ready, and able to adapt within their ever-changing environment. It is true across all diverse industries that in order to stay competitive, organisations must be able to utilise the various tools that technology has to offer. Technological factors have been of growing importance, particularly in recent years. A major factor involved in these technology issues is
Internet Brand Development
Internet Brand Development
Internet Brand Development Kelloggís strategy was to produce a web site provided specific product line and brand information to interested consumers. The page displays particular product descriptions, nutrition information, and recipes. Provided as well are company contacts allowing direct consumer response. Corporation facts and financial statements are also available. The overall goal of these sites are to reinforce the brand images portrayed by the companiesí other advertisements, such as, t
Market Research In Schools
Market Research In Schools
Market Research In Schools In the article Schools Profit From Offering Pupils for Market Research, Mary Tabor explains the new relationship between schools and businesses. During the school day, businesses use children as willing subjects of market research. They do such things as taste tests and answer opinion polls. This is a difficult subject to pick a definite side on, because both sides have good arguments. This paper will explain both sides and come up with a solution. Almost anyone wil
Marketing To Tweens
Marketing To Tweens
Marketing To Tweens Our research into the tween market led to many discoveries about this group of current and future purchasers. We looked at statistics, marketing approaches, and responsibilities of those involved with this demographic group. Who are the tweens, what do they like, and how do they spend their time and money were areas where we probably gained the most insight from the research. Other areas looked at included how marketers target tweens, ethical responsibilities involved, what
Fractals
Fractals
Fractals The videotape Fractals was narrated by a writer of science fiction, R.C. Clark, who is the creator of 2001 Space Odessy. Individuals interviewed, experts on the subject included professor Stuart, Dr. Michael Barnsley, Steven Hawkins, author of A Brief History in Time, and creator of the Mandelbrot set, Dr. Benoit Mandlebrot. These men introduced us to their insight of fractals, provided people with much new and fascinating information on this obscure topic, and left the audience with
Pi Number
Pi Number
Pi Number A little known verse in the bible reads And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other; it was round all about, and his height was five cubits; and a line of thirty cubits did compass it about (I Kings 7, 23). This passage from the bible demonstrates the ancient nature of the irrational number pi. Pi in fact is mentioned in a number of verses throughout the bible. In II Chronicles 4,2, in the passage describing the building of the great temple of Solomon which w
Superstitions
Superstitions
Superstitions The technology which surrounds almost everyone in the modern society, affects both work and leisure activities. Technology contains information that many would rather it did not have. It influences minds in good and bad ways, and it allows people to share information which they would otherwise not be able to attain. Even if a person does not own a computer or have credit cards, there is information on a computer somewhere about everyone. The technology which is just now beginning
Central-State Materialism
Central-State Materialism
Central-State Materialism In my readings of the two chapters from the book, Body and Mind, written by Keith Campbell, I explored my mind to Central-State Materialism and Functionalism. Both these states have differences and similarities between them. Starting off with Central-State Materialism; then, I reflected my readings, and then viewed Functionalism and stated my readings. The main point of this paper is to give a few supporting details on the similarities and differences Central-State Mat
Computer Intellect
Computer Intellect
Computer Intellect A new issue has come about since the building of computers. But the idea behind it is not such a new issue, for as long ago as Plato and Aristotle, the idea of a mind was pondered about. With the up-and-coming technology, the idea of artificial intelligence has exploded. It is one that many fiction writers have prospered on. But how far away are they from the truth? Take the story of The Bicentennial Man by Isaac Asimov, written in 1976, when most of the population didnít know
Descartes Meditation One
Descartes Meditation One
Descartes Meditation One I am going to discuss Descartes Meditation One: Concerning those things that can be called into doubt. I will analyze and explain what Descartes was trying to do, and explain why (In my personal opinion) that this is nothing but a few wordy paragraphs that have no real value or point to them. In Descartes first meditation he discusses that he has come to the conclusion that many of his beliefs and opinions he had as a child are doubtful. Descartes decides that in order
Free Will And Conscience
Free Will And Conscience
Free Will And Conscience We must come to see that human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability. (King, p. 160) Robert Blatchford would argue differently about this statement, because he would say that progress is pre-determined. As he would say, progress will happen only if it is meant to happen. Are things in life such as progress inevitable or are they based upon decisions we make of our own free will? Do we as individuals possess free will, or are the events in our lives bound
Free Will And Freud
Free Will And Freud
Free Will And Freud People are not free and do not have freewill due to unseen forces within the human mind and areas of the unconscious not aware to us. There are arguments that go against the principle of freewill in reference to the unconscious. Many people who have done studies in this area conclude that the unconscious can be seen or measured, so it is able to exist. According to Sigmund Freud, the unconscious does exist and the areas of the human mind control and affect our behavior. Freu
Matrix Analysis
Matrix Analysis
Matrix Analysis That is because you are seeing for the first time. What is he seeing? How is he seeing? These questions are often asked when referring to philosophy. Philosophy is based on questioning and searching for truths. In Matrix, the search and questions were for the truth about our own existence. We see that we are here on earth. We feel things and know things, but why? Is it because we are told to believe these things? The whole movie symbolized a path of life which most of us have
Relativity Theory
Relativity Theory
Relativity Theory The theory of relativity was introduced by Albert Einstein around the early nineteen hundereds. It is a theory which enables the human mind to understand the possible actions of the universe. The theory is divided into two parts, the special, and the general. In each part, there is a certain limit to which it explains and helps to comprehend. In the special, Einstein explains ways of understanding the atom and other small objects, while the general is designed for the study of
Electro Magnetic Fields
Electro Magnetic Fields
Electro Magnetic Fields Electricity is the building block of our society. Now more and more we are becoming dependent on electricity from computers to microwaves, electric power is what keeps our society running. Something that no one thinks about is Electro- Magnetic Fields or (ELFís). While these ELF are being ignored slowly they are becoming a silent but deadly killer in our society. Scene cancer and illness are becoming so common people are slowly coming around about what ELFís are and what
Progress
Progress
Progress It started with pureness, then became sin. It didnít matter to people, they didnít follow. Ignorance, immorality, we just got worse. Until, one day He made a rainbow. It started all over again. Now people had to care. If they kept up their bad habits, they knew their future. So onward we went, our intelligence grew. Aristotle to Copernicus, I thought we were the center!? Then Kepler wrote Harmony of the Spheres. I didnít read it. Did you? But Newton it was who discovered Keplerís thr
CNN Headline News
CNN Headline News
CNN Headline News Before this assignment I had never studied news coverage before, like I did now. Studying the news that is put out by different news media\'s is just incredible, because in each type of news service, they are different. The Headlines are usually close to one another but they are not always the exact same. Take the headline for Monday October 19, 1999, CNN Headline News uses New North Carolina flooding feared, while the MSNBC News Headlines are Clinton, GOP in budget showdow
Death Penalty
Death Penalty
Death Penalty The Costs of the Death Penalty in the United States Capital punishment has existed in the US since colonial times. Since then, more than 13,000 people have been legally executed. Today, there are only twelve states which do not have the death penalty: Alaska, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as Washington D.C. The locations of these states are important because they illustrate the lac
Taliban
Taliban
Taliban Afghanistan followed the same fate as dozens of formerly Soviet-occupied countries after the collapse of Moscow\'s Marxist government in 1991. Islamic factions, which had united to expel the Russian occupiers in 1992, began to fight among themselves when it became apparent that post-communist coalition governments could not overcome the deep-rooted ethnic and religious differences of the members. It was in this atmosphere of economic strife and civil war that a fundamentalist band of re
Year 2000 Problem
Year 2000 Problem
Year 2000 Problem Summary: It was astonishing to find how unprepared the government is for this potentially devastating problem facing the American people. The government has had nearly three years of knowledge about this problem but hasnít even been able to get up to the government standards that they set back in 1996. The government is really lagging behind and could essentially destroy the American economy if they keep up the performance they are currently demonstrating. The government appear
Cognition
Cognition
Cognition I chose to find the entomology of a word that most people can usually not go through a day without using at least once, computer. With the explosion of the personal computer in the last ten years, most households in America own at least one. However, the meaning of the word computer has changed in the last century. The word itself is found in text as far back as 1646 when Sir T. Brown said, The calendars of these computers. The use of computer in this sense, as defined by the OE
Dyslexia
Dyslexia
Dyslexia Whether we graduate from highschool or college we all hope to find a challenging career that will propel us forward in today\'s society. For those suffering from dyslexia this only adds to the frustration and fears associated with seeking employment. Many adults with dyslexia or other forms of learning disabilities never disclose their disability in interviews or once employed for fear of being discriminated against. Several investigators have noted, however, that many persons with lea
Lifestyles Comparising
Lifestyles Comparising
Lifestyles Comparising There is always a tendency to compare our person lifestyle to that of many years ago. Introduction: Education ∑ In past, students face less pressure from teachers and parents. ∑ Today, students are much pressurized to perform I) Community Living in village ∑ In past, community living in village was more attractive and successful and standard of living was low. ∑ Today, people are suspicious of their neighbors and it is common to see closed doors in most high-rise flats. I
Memory
Memory
Memory Improvement Memory is defined as the accuracy and ease with which a person can retain and recall past experiences (Webster\'s Dictionary, pg. 611). It is often thought of as a capacity, such as a cup, that could be full or empty. A more common comparison is one to a computer. Some minds, like computers, can have more software, being able to save and recall more experiences, information, and memories than others can. And like a computer, minds can be upgraded. This is not done with a simp
Christianity Crisis
Christianity Crisis
Christianity Crisis There was a time, not long ago, when the evangelical community had considerable consensus on lifestyle questions and social issues. We generally agreed on what we should eat and drink and how we might spend our weekends. There was little debate over definitions of vulgarity or morality, and questions of fashion were rarely a matter for discussion. In those days, everyone knew how a family should be raised, and aberrations such as divorce and abortion were simply that: proble
Islam And Worship
Islam And Worship
Islam And Worship In the name of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful. Praise be to Allah lord of the worlds. Some people claim that Muslims worship one of the pagan gods of the Arabs. Allah, according to these people, is only the name of those idols chosen by Muhammad as his god out of 360 idols worshiped by pre-Islamic Arabs. The best answer to these claims comes from the holy quran, the final word of god almighty. According to the Quran Muslims worship the same almighty god of Abraham, Ishmae
Zen Description
Zen Description
Zen Description What is Zen It is a conservative view of some, that the world is a very strange place. Once upon a time, four men and a woman all wished they could meet the perfect person. Each in his or her own way received a message to be at a certain bar at a time and at the third stool from the left, the perfect person would be sitting. The woman got there early, and sat down in the fourth seat to wait. As the time grew closer, she decided it wouldn\'t hurt to freshen up and popped into
Upon examining issues of mind and thought, the que
Upon examining issues of mind and thought, the que
Upon examining issues of mind and thought, the questions of artificial intelligence and its capabilities become important considerations for answering the ultimate question of what thought truly is. Computerized calculation is one of the few events that is somewhat analogous to human cognitive thought, so the extension of this current technology to more advanced future applications makes it a very interesting testing area for questions into consciousness. If one concludes that the advancement f
Due to the competition between Mac and PC, inventi
Due to the competition between Mac and PC, inventi
Due to the competition between Mac and PC, inventions of computers has been more rapid than at any other period of time. Microsoftís Windows has monopolized the entire personal computer industry with their operating system and that goes same for the Mac OS 8.5. Since Mac couldnít attract customers to buy their computer systems through their optimum operating system they just put out another computer named iMac to help improve their sales performance in the computer industry. Let\'s state the o
IS 490
IS 490
IS 490 SPECIAL TOPICS Computer Graphics May 6, 1996 Table of Contents Introduction 3 How It Was 3 How It All Began 4 Times Were Changing 6 Industry\'s First Attempts 7 The Second Wave 10 How the Magic is Made 11 Modeling 12 Animation 13 Rendering 13 Conclusion 15 Bibliography 16 Introduction Hollywood has gone digital, and the old ways of doing things are dying. Animation and special effects created with computers have been embraced by television networks, advertisers, and movie studios alike.