Apocalyptic SciFi
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...ASIMOV 2007 Vision of Apocalypse in "Nightfall" by Isaak Asimov From very ancient time people were eager to know what would happen tomorrow, day after tomorrow or even in the far future. So that obscurity pushed people to dream about next days imagine and create different pictures about future in their mind. But it is often happens that things which are strange to people cause fear and uncertainness. That is why literature called "apocalyptic" appeared. "Apocalypse" is a Greek word and stands for revelation and the meaning is to unfold things not previously known and which could be known apart of unfolding. The roots of this literature are hidden... of apocalyptic literature exists in genre...
Robot Dreams
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...Asimov lays down clear three rules to keep humans protected from its own creation that may turn out to be dangerous anytime, as has been portrayed in almost all sci-fi books before him. Asimov saw a promising technological innovation to be exploited and managed through robotics and left little room for transgression. Indeed, Asimov's stories are experiments of enormous potential on information technology and artificial intelligence and their probable field of challenge. In 'Robot Dreams'1, a science fiction short story, written for the 1986 story collection "Robot Dreams". Here we encounter a faulty situation of a robot given to dreaming. Again in the movie "I, Robot"2... Knowledge is dangerous. Asimov...
World Literature Bachelor Essay
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...Asimov, Arthur Clarke and Edmond Hamilton. "Ray Bradbury is one of those rare... World Literature The chosen by me as the manager of the Manuscript Search workgroup for Hard Cover Literature Publishing are four famous science fiction writers who are tightly connected with Hard Cover Literature Publishing. The authors are frequently influenced by the society in which they live or the times and events within their life spans. The examples of these successful writers, their life, works, their devotion to literature and great success they achieved can be good examples for our young authors who just begin their way of writing and self-acceptance in literature. These authors are Ray Bradbury, Isaac...
Images of Technology in Books The Brave New World and Robbie
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...Asimov’s stance toward technology in his story, “Robbie”. A close comparative analysis of the two aforementioned texts will show that Huxley has extended Asimov’s proposition to materialize the apprehension that technology may be harmful to human being and society. Whereas Asimov’s view appears to be a 20th century enthusiast’s naïve optimism for technology, Huxley’s speculation of a bizarre and wacky technology-backed human society is a cautious attempt to gauge... technology’s merits and demerits. Indeed all of the additional themes of Huxley’s novel are stitched together with the main theme, “the advancement of science as it affects human individuals” (Huxley xi). The dominance of the...
Shakespeare Women - The Real Power Behind The Throne
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...Asimov’s guide to Shakespeare: Isaac Asimov... Shakespeare, critics claim, was a feminist. Some go so far as to claim that Shakespeare was the noblest feminist of them all. It is common throughout Shakespeares plays for a woman to have a leading role. Shakespeare never directly gave women the power or portrayed them as the potent characters, which directed the course of the play. He brought out subtle qualities in them, which influences the more dominant male characters. This eventually changed the power equations. I would first like to draw the attention of the reader to King Lear. In the play, King Lear does not trust his youngest daughter Cordelia when she says she has no words to describe the love...
Science fiction has less to do with science and more to do with an endless reworking of the human condition
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...Asimov humanity is fighting against the fall... Science fiction and human condition Introduction Where do we live? Who are we? There is a strong juxtaposition of reality and non-reality or fantasy.By means of paranormal phenomena, empirical science makes an attempt to clarify its laws of development. Moreover, empirical science has made an attempt to define its own domains. On the example of famous novels the discussions about the most social issues of the real world are correlated with invented ideas of science fiction writers. We can see a tendency of social development in accordance with diversified laws and not in accordance with the principles of bureaucracy. Science fiction has a lot of admirers ar...
Legal Ethics
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...Asimov provides several examples of such negative portrayals of lawyers in films– for example, the character of arrogant and rude lawyer Martin Vale in the film “Primal fear”, or the drug abusing character of Dave Kleinfeld in “Carlito’s Way.”8 The character of lawyer Ned Racine in “Body heat” is outright an unethical person who does not care about his clients... Legal Ethics Introduction: Media images propagated on film and TV have projected an image of lawyers as unprofessional, unethical people resulting in a corresponding deterioration in the perception of lawyer image among the public. Such negative perceptions also have an adverse impact on law students who are entering the profession to enrich...
What are the most important differences between rationalists and empiricists?(Site specific philosophers in each group)
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...Asimov uttered that “I prefer rationalism to atheism. The question of God and other objects-of-faith are outside reason and play no part in rationalism, thus you do not have to waste your time in either attacking or defending” (Lacewing, 65). This statement demonstrates that for Asimov it was better and more convenient to use rationalism than empiricism. As for empiricism, it teaches that one should not try learning more about God with the help of reason. This school recommends using two projects instead of that. They are: critical and constructive. The first one focuses on the elimination of what is known by metaphysicians. The second pays attention to...
Impact of Science Fiction on Historical and Modern Literature
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...Asimov (1920-1992) was a qualified scientist and this is reflected in his science fiction novels which often explore rather intellectual subject areas, with close attention to detail and scientific accuracy. He is best known for his trilogies, Galactic Empire (1950-1952) Foundation (1951-1953) and the Robot series, which he reworked several times. The famous reflections in I Robot (1950) on the moral duties of a robot and the dilemmas that arise... ?The Impact of Science Fiction on Historical and Modern Literature The genre of science fiction arose out of modern man’s search for answers to the problems of life through the medium of science. In the period known as the Enlightenment, many exciting...
The Life and Death of Stars (Astronomy)
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...Asimov (2008) the planet that wasnt Life of Death by Nicholas A. McGirr - Reviews, Discussion ... www.goodreads.com/book/show/13569915-life-of-death The Life and Death of Stars by Ray Spangenburg, Kit Moser ... www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/life-and-death-stars... Life and Death of Stars (Astronomy) al Affiliation The Life and Death of Stars (Astronomy) Introduction Vividly stars are component that are seen on the sky. These fascinating components have a time when they are born, time to grow and can stay for a very long time and they also have a time to die. The skies contain gases like the hydrogen gas and dust that join together to form nebula, which is believed to be the birth place of the stars. ...
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...Asimov, in “I, Robot”, has linked ethics and morality to humanity, and also to robots. He has given the three laws that associate humans and robots to morality... Question 2- Human Identity Every human being has some inborn or hereditary qualities that are passed over to him through genes. There are a lot of other qualities that he learns over time. Technology has changed the way humans interact with other humans. I argue that human identity is a combination of both nature and nurture. The religion a person is born with, the nationality he acquires, and later on the company that he stays in, becomes the criteria to define human identity. Everything that a person goes through in life becomes a source of...
Love, Conflict, and Suicide in Romeo and Juliet
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...Asimov 112-120) Friar Lawrence is a Franciscan Monk. Soon, Friar Lawrence marries Romeo and Juliet. Then, Romeo kills Tybalt in revenge because he killed his friend Mercutio. Romeo hides and he is very sad because he wants to be with Juliet. Also... Love, Conflict, and Suicide in Romeo and Juliet Introduction This story is very interesting and also sad. The story of Romeo and Juliet is about a young man and a young woman that fall in love, but their love can not be possible because their families do not like each other. Their families are always fighting. This story takes place in Verona, Italy. The most important characters of this story are Romeo, Juliet, Benvolio, Tybalt, lady Montague, lady Capulet a...
Science: A Social and Cultural Examination
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...Asimov (1985a): The question then is: What is going... ?Science: A Social and Cultural Examination Introduction When looking at the progress scientific discoveries have made, people wonder in amazement how such things were possible. Looking around, in every aspect of human society, science has brought many changes in how the way people view and take life as well as the environment they live in. People in general will give much credit to science for most of today’s conveniences and technological advances. However, it can also be said that society and culture has dictated the development of scientific movements. The thesis statement is that scientific development has been influenced by social and cultural...
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...Asimov’s previous novel, The Caves of Steel, returns and was given a new assignment which is to investigate the murder of a famous “fetologist”, Rikaine Delmarre. Delmarre lives on a distant (fictional) world called Solaria, which is a politically antagonistic planet to Earth. He is one of the high profile personalities of Solaria for he was one of those responsible to the “birthing” of Solaria’s operation planetary system. Detective Bailey was personally designated to the assignment per request of the Solarian government and long with him, as his partner is the robot... ?The Naked Sun and The Day After Tomorrow: Its Relevance to Singularity, Realism and Man’s Free will The Naked Sun The detective from...
Design an org
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...Asimov, 2006). As such, the rules that apply to basketball on earth cannot apply to Mars. For example, since there is no gravity on Mars, one of the rules will be that that basketball passes through the ring from below and not from above. There also needs... Designing an Organization Designing an Organization Introduction Organizations are entities that embody a role in the society. They serve a purpose that gives them credence for existence. Without the role and object specification, an organization lacks a radar for existence. Therefore, the formation of an organization needs to be anchored on its purpose and the salient features that give effect to its purpose. Concept The organization’s name is, ‘The ...
Time and Travel in The Dispossessed and Kindred
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...Asimov, when asked to explain the difference between science fiction and fantasy, once said that science fiction, with its grounding in science, is possible, whereas fantasy, which has no grounding in reality, is not. Based upon this definition, Asimov would probably characterize the time travel in two novels, Ursula LeGuin’s The Dispossessed and Octavia Butler’s Kindred, very differently. Like many SF novels, time travel is an important element in Kindred, but according to Asimov’s definition, it is more fantasy-like than SF-like. Butler would agree with Asimov; when asked to label her novel, she has called it “a grim... ?Time and Travel in The Dispossessed and Kindred The great science fiction Isaac...
Remote/robotic surgery
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...Asimov’s writings. The moral and ethical dilemma for the patient is coming to grips with the fact that they are now allowing both man and machine equal access to their health, their body, and most importantly their life. Although this may seem a bit preposterous at first, it is a very real consideration... Section # Remote/Robotic Surgery A. Is this legal At this juncture, remote surgery is legal in all fifty United States; however, the commonality of its usage is restricted to a few special cases. This restriction is due to the fact of its overall rarity and expense rather than current laws restricting its use and or application. It is the very issue of legality and liability that has likely...
Effects of earthquakes on people and properties
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...Asimov 1998). Powerful earthquakes put people and property in danger by swaying buildings and creating cracks beneath resulting in landslides. Such powerful... of paper: Effects of earthquakes on people and properties Email address: This paper is about the different types of effects of earthquakes on people and properties. Effects of earthquakes depend on a number of factors. Intensity of the violence created by the earthquake ranges from level I to X. Higher the intensity level, severe the havoc of the earthquake. Magnitude of the earthquake depends on the type and place. Geological and societal factors also impact the people and properties. Secondary effects are more severe than direct effects of the...
"Anything Goes" is a bad policy-technology and society
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...Asimov and C. M. Kornbluth. Science Fiction from this period studies the impact of technological change upon the individual, and also society at large. Social theorists have also paid a great deal of attention to advances in technology, and the fiction might be seen as a novelists attempt to answer the same questions that the theorists have posed. In examining these questions, it is first necessary to explain what is meant by the use of the word ‘Technology... Anything Goes” is a bad policy – technology and Society Outline: I: Introduction: A quick review of technology and science fiction, from the golden age to cyberpunk. II: What does technology mean? Looking at technology through a lens. III: Resiste...
Anything Goes is a bad policy technology and Society
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...Asimov and C. M. Kornbluth. Science Fiction from this period studies the impact of technological change upon the individual, and also society at large. Social theorists have also paid a great deal of attention to advances in technology, and the fiction might be seen as a novelists attempt to answer the same questions that the theorists have posed. In examining these questions, it is first necessary to explain what is meant by the use of the word 'Technology... "Anything Goes" is a bad policy - technology and Society Outline: I: Introduction: A quick review of technology and science fiction, from the golden age to cyberpunk. II: What does technology mean Looking at technology through a lens. III: Resis...
Accreditation of City College of San Francisco
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...Asimov). Losing accreditation would therefore mean no more public funding for one of the largest institutions in California, no chance of financial aid for its 90000 students and the dire prospect of closure. In fact, City College will also not be able to transfer credits, degrees and certificates resulting in further loss to the students. It is suffering from budgetary and control issues. Even so, the City College of San Francisco should not lose its accreditation; as it is a valued... s 17 July, Cover Letter: In this essay, I have used a formal tone as the issue at hand is one of the high importances. I have included direct quotations as well but only where they are supplementing my point. I have...
Accreditation of City College of San Francisco
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...Asimov). Losing accreditation would therefore mean no more public funding for one of the largest institutions in California, no chance of financial aid for its 90000 students and the dire prospect of closure. In fact, City College will also not be able to transfer credits, degrees and certificates resulting in further loss to the students. It is suffering from budgetary and control issues. Even so, the City College of San Francisco should not lose its accreditation; as it is a valued... s 17 July, Cover Letter: In this essay, I have used a formal tone as the issue at hand is one of the high importances. I have included direct quotations as well but only where they are supplementing my point. I have...
Human Gentic Engineering
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...Asimov presaged a monumental scientific breakthrough when he declared that man has reached the stage where “the advance of genetic engineering makes it quite conceivable that we will begin to design our own evolutionary progress” (174). The human society is, however, divided in their interpretation of the products of genetic engineering in general. While one faction demonstrates enthusiastic acceptance of what the influx of biotechnology has to offer, another faction takes offense on what they consider as an irreverent attack on nature and God’s creation. Holdrege and Talbot encapsulate such two-pronged reaction... ?Human Genetic Engineering Two and a half decades ago, renowned American and Isaac Asimov...
Robots Replaces Humans
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...Asimov formulated the Three Laws... Robots Replace Humans Robots Replaces Humans Robots used to be a mere idea that could be found in sci-fi movies. We used to wonder about the idea of having mechanical beings to do the task for us especially those that are extremely difficult. We thought that that they are mere ideas that can only be found in sci-fi movies. Until years ago that idea became a reality when scientists and engineers finally introduced the first few models of robots using modern available technologies. Their functions may be very basic and crude but the first few models set the motion for robot development or robotics. The technology in robots may be traced back in the Industrial Revolut...
Research three diverse faiths and compare the philosophy of providing healh care from the perspective of each of these three faiths with that of the Christian perspective and your own personal perspective.
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...Asimov, 2004). Although it would be a bit challenging to offer care to those who need it and are devote followers of the Scientology religion, many today of such faith receive care. The only limitation is that care is restricted to the necessities that support life, and all others such as aspirin forbidden for the members of the faith (Sweeney, 2013). There is an apparent distinction between this faith and many others that do not restrict any form of clinical intervention. Seventh-day Adventism The Seventh Day Adventist Church is very like other Protestant Christian denomination in that it upholds mutual practices... Religion and Theology Introduction Health care in most of places in the contemporary...
The History of Projective Geometry
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...Asimov, Isaac. A History of Mathematics. New York: Wiley, 1991. “Projective Geometry”. Encyclopedia Britannica. 2011. Web. 2 June 2011. < http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/478486/projective-geometry>.... of the of the Concerned 2 May The History of Projective Geometry Introduction Projective geometry is the aspects of mathematical studies that had to do with the study of relationships existing between geometric figures and the mappings or images that are brought into existence as a result of the projection of these geometric figures on some other surface. The focus of the projective geometry is the geometric aspects and properties that are affiliated to changes of perspectives. To put it in...
Apply The Prescribed Ethical Decimation Making Model (P.30 ) Using The case California Parks Department Scandal
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...Asimov, N. (2013). State parks director resigns amid surplus scandal. San Francisco, n.p. Cooper, T. (2012). Understanding ethical decision-making. Florida: University of North Florida.... Decimation Making Model: California Parks Department Scandal In the California Parks Department Scandal there are several officials that have chosen to resign. According to the ethical making decision model described by Cooper (2012), any person faced with an ethical problem has to sort for alternative after clearly defining the ethical issues involved. In this case there are various alternatives that the Deputy Director of Administrative Services- Manuel Thomas Lopez would have chosen among them being; remain in offi...
Social psychology
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...Asimov. The movie is based in Chicago in the year 205, a time in which sentient robots are commonplace helpers. The robots are supposed to be governed by the three laws of robotics which ensure that the robots work for the betterment of human-kind and cannot cause direct harm to a human. The protagonist is a police officer Del Spooner who dislikes the robots and suffers from survivor’s guilt about being saved from an accident (by a robot) instead of a young girl. When he is asked to investigate the suspicious death of a scientist... Social Psychology Examples of Psychological Phenomena in the movie “I, Robot” The movie ‘I, Robot’ was released in 2004 and is based on aseries of short stories by Isaac...
Energy Harvesting
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...Asimov, 1969). The maximum theoretical efficiency attainable, however, is only 32.3 % (Clark, 1974). Solar energy is also indirectly used to produce electricity by concentrated solar power plants. The solar collectors are used to concentrate or focus sunlight onto a receiver that heats a liquid to produce steam, which in turn is used to produce electricity in the same way coal... ? ENERGY HARVESTING by Haider Cheema Academia Research INTRODUCTION Energy is the basis for the functioning of any system. We are surrounded by energy in different forms. With growth in technology and industry, energy requirements have grown with it. Conventionally we have depended on fossil fuels, which are finite and...
Popular culture anaylsis
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...Asimov, and Ray Bradbury (“An Update From Connie in Regards to The Grand Master Award”) that most people tend to think of sci-fi novels as over your head... Popular Culture Analysis In writing a cultural analysis of popular culture, I have decided to look into the science fiction genre as represented by the novel “To Say Nothing of the Dog” by Nebula prize winning and SFWA Grand Master award winner Connie Willis. In my opinion, the aforementioned book, which was written in 1998 became an excellent predictor of the forthcoming 21st century society which at the time could only be imagined. The reality that we now face though, the fact that some of her fictional ideas have actually seen reality or relevance ...
Religion and Society
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...Asimov embody the belief that the only proof of the existence of a phenomena or an entity is that can be ascertained through empirical means. Conversely, there are individual psychologists who view the role of religion as a vital one in the lives of many individuals and explain how religion can be utilized as a guiding force in the decision-making processes. These individuals include William James, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Gordon Allport, Abraham Maslow, Alfred Adler and Erik Erikson. An investigation of these individuals as well as the self-proclaimed atheists will prove to be quite beneficial in arriving... INTRODUCTION The notion that the belief in religion and a conviction that is based solely on ...
English Literature: Research assignment - Fantasy in the 1890s
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...Asimov says, “the first writer to specialize in science fiction and to make a living at it.”(1981, p.158). The collision of modern with the ancient can be witnessed in his work if one examines the episode where Passepartout rescues the king’s wife and “rose to his feet like a ghost, lifted the young women up in his arms and stepped down from the pyre amid the swelling smoke, looking like a ghostly apparition. The fakirs, guards, and priests were overcome with the sudden terror and remained prostrated, not daring to raise their eyes to behold this supernatural... COLLISSION OF ANCIENT AND MODERN IN FANTASY LITERATURE The debate regarding existence of God and devil has begun from time immemorial and it...
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Social implications of IT
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...Asimov, the renowned science fiction writer, employed the word robotics in his science fiction story the Runabout. Since then, robotics has become a branch of science, and it has revolutionised the technology behind robots in a number of ways. The rapid growth of robotics and the development of robots based on it had brought about some fears among the people. Science fiction movies and novels served to generate creativity in the field of robotics. The law of robotics regulates the creation of robots and provides some safety measures. The works of Isaac Asimov had inspired the creation of the law... Social Implications of IT Humans depend on nature, since it is their source of inspiration for developing...
Ethics for a society of humans and automatons
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...Asimov. Introduction As we live in a society of computers, we by default face new ethical challenges. The prevalence of computers in the society creates ethical dilemmas for both computer programmers and computer users. Forester and Morrison strongly suggest that “computer system have often... Ethics for a Society of Humans and Automatons Table of Contents Introduction Three Laws of Robotics Altering the Ethical Man The Automaton Risks The Notion of Harm Machine Ethics Misconceptions of Automatons’ Ethics Computable Ethics Conclusion ‘‘The word freedom has no meaning when applied to a robot. Only a human being can be free’’ from ‘The Bicentennial Man’ by Asim...
Ethics for a society of humans and automatons
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...Asimov. Introduction As we live in a society of computers, we by default face new ethical challenges. The prevalence of computers in the society creates ethical dilemmas for both computer programmers and computer users. Forester and Morrison strongly suggest that “computer system have often proved to be insecure, unreliable... semiautonomous robots and software agents that violate ethical standards as a matter of course. A search engine, for example, might collect data that’s legally considered to be private, unbeknownst to the user who initiated the query” (12). Three Laws of Robotics While we regard ethics in terms of automaton, it is necessary to look at Issac Asimov’s...
Ethical Dilemma Assignment.
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...Asimov's uncomplicated quotation illustrates the complexity that we are presented with when we are confronted by an ethical decision. An ethical dilemma can put everything we believe in and value on trial as a test of its worth, and a testimony to our worthiness. What was previously right may suddenly become wrong and what was immoral yesterday may suddenly be the only virtuous decision available. Ethical decisions will often be the most important decisions that a health care worker will make, as they can hold a great risk and can have far reaching implications... The Ethical Dilemma: Making the Moral Decision "Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right". IsaacAsimov Isaac Asimov'...
Robotics in the Manufacturing Industry
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...Asimov in his book that was published in 1950; there were three laws of robotics presented by him. First was, a robot may not hurt a human being, or, through... Robotics in Manufacturing Industry Robotics in Manufacturing Industry Robots “The Automated Machines” Field d as “Robotics” is itself a branch of technology that deals with design, edifice, function, structural disposition, fabrication and application of robot and computer system. This is actually a study of robots. Robots are the prepared machines that can be used for doing work. Some of them can do work on their own while other must have a guide to tell them what to do. This term was originally introduced by an author whose name was Isaac...
Article Review on Advertising
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...Asimov, N. In-state tuition upheld for illegal immigrants. 2010. San Francisco Chronicle. 16 November 2010 from http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/16/MNG61GCDH0.DTL Aung San Suu Kyi leads rally as 1st act of freedom. 2010. San Francisco Chronicle. 15 November 2010 from http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/15/MNJH1GC12D.DTL Dawar, R. Suspected US missiles kill 20 in NW Pakistan. 2010. San Francisco Chronicle. 16 November 2010 from http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/11... Article New focus, leadership for California Assembly GOP The above article exemplifies how the republican leader Martin Garrick was replaced by Connie Conway in the...
Star Wars
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...Asimov who is a renowned author of sci-fi novels mostly based on humanoid robots has stated that a day will come when human beings will design a computer that will have the ability to design another computer which will be more complex than the one created by man. He has stated that such a moment will be beginning of series in which “not only man-made man is possible, but also man-made superman” (Sutton & Sutton, 1969, p.236). A major portion of Star Wars deals with advanced scientific technology that have not been explored... Star Wars: Sci-fi or Fantasy? Introduction Star Wars is a series of films that revolve around aliens and space battles. The films also depict eventsrelated to ghosts and mystical...
Rhetorical Analysis Essay(William Gibson-cyberpunk)
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...Asimov flourished. Major themes of science fiction are listed by Grolier as robots, alternate worlds, faster- than- light travel, the seeding of the galaxies by the humans and aliens and its many astonishing consequences and the full range of possibilities presented by the nuclear power. The impact of technology on everyday lives and on the planet’s fate became more dominant in science fiction from the 1950s onwards. Most notable development was the New Wave associated with authors such as Brian Aldiss and J.G Ballard whose focus was on topical issues such as environmental depletion, urban overcrowding, and how technology relates to drug abuse, crime and sexuality. The...
The Robot-Reply and the Definition of Being Human
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...Asimov explored the idea within his novel I, Robot in which the concept of sentience was examined against a backdrop of slavery and tyranny in the relationship between the creator and the created. In exploring the idea of creating artificial intelligence, the object of creation... ? The Robot-Reply and the Definition of Being Human The idea of artificial intelligence has a history that is as long as the history of science fiction. From the theme of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, arguably one of the first science fiction novels, the idea of human created intelligence, a sentient being created from the will of human science, has been a continuing fascination (Shelly, Panshin, Panshin, and Cook 162). Isaac...
Critical commentary about Ludwig Wittgenstein's view of 'hinge propositions
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...Asimov, Isaac. 1991. Isaac Asimov's... ?Critical commentary about Ludwig Wittgenstein’s view of ‘hinge propositions’ That is to say, the questions that we raise and our doubts depend on the fact that some propositions are exempt from doubt, are as it were like hinges on which those turn Introduction The theory of hinge propositions is based on what people can claim is known. To establish what is known is to establish an idea that is considered irrefutable. Communication between people in the form of language is defined by the expected uses of absolutes that affirm well conceived beliefs about how the world is constructed. Truth and what is known are not necessarily the same concept. When what is...
Science for Informed Citizens
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...Asimov said - "Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right". In search for research funding, conflict of interest and commitment can become a 'gray' area. Scientists are still humans capable of making mistakes and wrong decisions, who are faced with intense competition for research grants, and often compelled to sacrifice values, beliefs, moral, ethics, and integrity. Greed, whether viewed as lusting after financial gain... Science for Informed Citizens Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) 18 August, 2007 This essay is based on VELS discipline based learning strand for science which states that: "A major goal of science education is to develop citizens who are...
Critical commentary about Ludwig Wittgensteins view of hinge propositions. "That is to say, the questions that we raise and our doubts depend on the fact that some propositions are exempt from doubt, are as it were like hinges on which those turn
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...Asimov, Isaac. 1991... Critical commentary about Ludwig Wittgenstein’s view of ‘hinge propositions’ That is to say, the questions that we raise and our doubts depend on thefact that some propositions are exempt from doubt, are as it were like hinges on which those turn Introduction The theory of hinge propositions is based on what people can claim is known. To establish what is known is to establish an idea that is considered irrefutable. Communication between people in the form of language is defined by the expected uses of absolutes that affirm well conceived beliefs about how the world is constructed. Truth and what is known are not necessarily the same concept. When what is considered known turns out ...
Strategic Management for Smirnoff
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...ASIMOV, 2005). Though Diageo is a well diversified company with many brands serving different niches in the drink market, however, Smirnoff caters to a different niche of the market. Though Vodka is famous for its uniqueness as a drink however, firm has been able to introduce new flavored drinks in order to cater to the needs of varying degree. The essential market for the drink comprises of those individual customers looking for ready to drink market with variety offered according to the Season of the year. This is because of the fact that spirits are more suited for drinking in the summer rather than in the winter season. Another important aspect of the market is based...
Health Promotion throughout the lifespan
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...Asimov (1920-1982) Lifespan development occurs from conception to death, and reflects the human ability to adapt and change (Bee, Boyd, & Johnson, 2006). The lifestage I have chosen for this paper is Middle Adulthood that occurs during the ages of 40- 60 years, as I am currently 20 years old and am concerned about how personal and socio-environmental changes will affect my mental health as I enter this developmental milestone. Of particular concern are factors that could contribute to experiences of depression as a result of social isolation (Bee, Boyd, & Johnson, 2006). Depression is the experience... "Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome." - Isaac...
Science Fiction: The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
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...Asimov (1920-1992). The main features of each work are described, and the two are compared, with special reference to the similarities and differences between them. The task of H.G. Wells writing in the late 1990s was made difficult by the fact that he had no real models to use as a template for his story. The closest genre to science fiction at the time was the Gothic horror novel, such as Mary Shelley’s tale of the monster Frankenstein or the macabre stories of American writer Edgar Allan Poe... machines. The underlying message behind the film of I Robot is the same as the message that H.G. Wells was conveying: science is both awesome and dangerous, and mankind is under threat from strange...
Strategic Management for Smirnoff
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...ASIMOV, 2005). Though Diageo is a well diversified company with many brands serving different niches in the drink market, however, Smirnoff caters to a different niche of the market. Though Vodka is famous for its uniqueness as a drink however, firm has been able to introduce new flavored drinks in order to cater to the needs of varying degree. The essential market for the drink comprises of those individual customers looking for ready to drink market with variety offered according to the Season of the year. This is because of the fact that spirits are more suited for drinking in the summer rather than in the winter season. Another important aspect of the market is based...
Argumentative research paper
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...Asimov, a famous science fiction writer, wrote many stories concerning technological themes and artificial intelligence. Modern filmmakers have continued with that theme for decades. The “Terminator” franchise and the film “Gattaca” both show some very negative aspects of our technological future. They both offer similar warnings about mistakes human beings should never make. However, it appears that the public is not heeding these warnings because humanity is heading down a dangerous path that may lead it to becoming a slave of technology. In order to understand the reasons why it is apparent that the Millennial generation is on that path, it is best to discuss each aspect individually... ?Ali Diop...
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