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Military Technology
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... to exploit it to get ahead of the enemies. Due to the development within technology, the military is now far more than just infantry whose task is to run around in the front line and fire their guns. Warfare is now totally dependent on sophisticated computer technology in numerous different areas. Examples are the navigation of a submarine and intelligent long-range missiles. What most people associates with computers and war may be various simulation and action games. This is big business for software developers and merchandisers all over the world. As in all businesses money is the most important criteria for the big companies so they have no morale problems with ...

Television Is Ideally A Tool
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... this cure for boredom could start to become a bad influence. You should have a heavy persuasion on the content. Letting your child watch television for more than two hours without any breaks, can also be harmful. Pick shows that exercise their brain and keep them awake and interested; the more involvement, the more they learn and remember. If your child watches a certain show daily, sit down once a week and watch the show with them. Your interest in the show will also be a supporting guide for their growing minds, influencing them for the future. AT&T has categorized television programs in a way that enables you to view children rated programs all tog ...

Will Computers Control Humans In The Future?
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... people being educated by computer programs designed to educate effortlessly a person. According to the Profession story people would no longer read books to learn and improve their knowledge. People would rely on the computers rather than "try to memorize enough to match someone else who knows" (Nine Tomorrows, Profession 55). People would not chose to study, they would only want to be educated by computer tapes. Putting in knowledge would take less time than reading books and memorizing something that would take almost no time using a computer in the futuristic world that Asimov describes. Humans might began to rely on computers and allow them to control themse ...

A System Analyst
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... and development control. Development control is where the Systems Analyst works with the programmers along a critical path. A critical path is like a due date, if the report is to be done in thirty days, the Systems Analyst makes sure the report is done in thirty days. The Systems Analyst also follows the first analysis of when the project will be finished. The critical path also calculates how many man hours it will take to finish, etc. A critical path flowchart also helps the programmers along. After the development is finished and a prototype of the report is finished, the Systems Analyst helps the programmers in testing the program for bugs. T ...

Technology Spontaneously Approaching `Humanity' With The Passage Of Time
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... human characteristics to make them more efficient, they will tend to discover humanity in their own unique way, rising above their ‘specifications' to actually become human. By definition, tools are designed specifically for certain tasks, and as technological tools, the T800 and the replicant are deigned to meet specific specifications. In Terminator 2, the T800 is a multipurpose cyborg assigned to save John Connor, given a series of “mission parameters,” initially characterized by his computer logic. He often advises John based on permutations of the T1000's next move, similar to the way a chess computer decides what move to make next. Just as the T800 is design ...

Radar Detector
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... a portion of the radar signals with background clutter and bounces it back to the squad car by way of wave guide antenna, which effectively confuses the computer inside the radar gun. Police radar takes five to ten speed measurements per second of the vehicle. The Phazer sends two different signals to the radar, so the final result is that police radar can not verify the speed of the vehicle and displays no speed at all. The Phazer also protects your vehicle from Lidar guns which use distance over time to detect the speed of the vehicle. The Phazer sends an invisible infared signals to the Lidar gun, this way the measurement of the speed is blocked. M ...

Computer Scientist/Programmer
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... administrators, computer support analyst and a variety of other specialized workers. Computer programming is one of the main computer professions in the world today. Computer programmer write, test, and maintain computer programs or software. Programmers are often categorized as technicians because of the work they do. Many programmers are involved in updating, repairing, modifying and expanding existing programs. They are often grouped into two types. These two types are Applications programmers and Systems programmers. Applications programmers usually are oriented towards business, engineering, or science. They write software to handle specific jobs wit ...

Limitations On Robotic Technology
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... they built the robots to be perfect and very intelligent. Where is the limit on society's safety? In the last two decades of the twentieth century, progress has gone beyond the wildest imagination of almost every inventor or dreamer. Faster and better are the keys for words that society yearns for. The technological age is in full force and robots are in the main stream of this tidal wave. In the movie, Terminator, robots take over the world in their future. Are movies like these foretelling the future of mankind? Some Swiss scientists say that the end may be close (Kelly 1). An autonomous robot that learns from its environment sparked all of this "Ar ...

Local Area Networks
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... LANs systems can be defined and connected in many different ways. This is the reason for the standardization for every one can have a common ground to start from. “The LANs described Herein are distinguished from other types of data networks in that they are optimized for a moderate size geographic area such as a single office building, warehouse, or a campus. The IEEE 802 LAN is a shared medium peer-to-peer communications network that broadcasts information for all stations to receive. As a consequence, it does not inherently provide privacy. The LAN enables stations to communicate directly using a common physical medium on a point-to-point basis without any in ...

How Technology Effects Modern America
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... software engineering tops the list. Carnegie Mellon University reports, "recruitment of it's software engineering students is up this year by over 20%." All engineering jobs are paying well, proving that highly skilled labor is what employers want! "There is clear evidence that the supply of workers in the [unskilled labor] categories already exceeds the demand for their services," says L. Mishel, Research Director of Welfare Reform Network. In view of these facts, I wonder if these trends are good or bad for society. “ The danger of the information age is that while in the short run it may be cheaper to replace workers with technology, in the long run it is pot ...

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