Wired for Thought

But as brain scientist and entrepreneur Jeffrey Stibel explains in Wired for Thought, you have to understand its true nature.

Wired for Thought

Author: Jeffrey M. Stibel

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422152766

Page: 256

View: 912

In this age of hypercompetition, the Internet constitutes a powerful tool for inventing radical new business models that will leave your rivals scrambling. But as brain scientist and entrepreneur Jeffrey Stibel explains in Wired for Thought, you have to understand its true nature. The Internet is more than just a series of interconnected computer networks: it's the first real replication of the human brain outside the human body. To leverage its power, you first need to understand how the Internet has evolved to take on similarities to the brain. This engaging and provocative book provides the answer. Stibel lays out: - How networks have changed and what that implies for how people connect and form communities - What the Internet-and online business opportunities-will look like in the future - What the next stage of artificial intelligence will be and what opportunities it will present for businesses Stibel shows how exceptional companies are using their understanding of the Internet's brainlike powers to create competitive advantage-such as building more effective Web sites, predicting consumer behavior, leveraging social media, and creating a collective consciousness.

Clio Wired

In these essays, Rosenzweig, pioneering historian and self-proclaimed 'technorealist', weighs the effect of new media, digital technology, and the Internet on recording, researching, and teaching history.

Clio Wired

Author: Roy Rosenzweig

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231150857

Page: 309

View: 692

In these pathbreaking essays, Roy Rosenzweig charts the impact of new media on teaching, researching, preserving, presenting, and understanding history. Negotiating between the "cyberenthusiasts" who champion technological breakthroughs and the "digital skeptics" who fear the end of traditional humanistic scholarship, Rosenzweig re-envisions the practices and professional rites of academic historians while analyzing and advocating for the achievements of amateur historians. While he addresses the perils of "doing history" online, Rosenzweig eloquently identifies the promises of digital work, detailing innovative strategies for powerful searches in primary and secondary sources, the increased opportunities for dialogue and debate, and, most of all, the unprecedented access afforded by the Internet. Rosenzweig draws attention to the opening up of the historical record to new voices, the availability of documents and narratives to new audiences, and the attractions of digital technologies for new and diverse practitioners. Though he celebrates digital history's democratizing influences, Rosenzweig also argues that the future of the past in this digital age can only be ensured through the active resistance to efforts by corporations to control access and profit from the Web.

Wired for War

Many think that this problem of “superiority” will be a central challenge to the
American military in the future. Indeed, Clarke's vision was so compelling that
one air force general even published a series of similar stories on “How We Lost
the ...

Wired for War

Author: P. W. Singer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440685972

Page: 512

View: 906

P. W. Singer explores the great­est revolution in military affairs since the atom bomb: the dawn of robotic warfare We are on the cusp of a massive shift in military technology that threatens to make real the stuff of I, Robot and The Terminator. Blending historical evidence with interviews of an amaz­ing cast of characters, Singer shows how technology is changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and the ethics that surround war itself. Travelling from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to modern-day "skunk works" in the midst of suburbia, Wired for War will tantalise a wide readership, from military buffs to policy wonks to gearheads.

The Future of Violence Robots and Germs Hackers and Drones

For insect-like drones, see Judy Dutton, “Drones' Future: Supersonic Swarms of
Robot Bugs,” Wired Danger Room, June 22, 2012, http://www.wired.com/
dangerroom/2012/06/ff futuredrones. (accessed July 1, 2014). For birdlike drones
, see ...

The Future of Violence   Robots and Germs  Hackers and Drones

Author: Benjamin Wittes

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445655942

Page: 336

View: 650

The terrifying new role of technology in a world at war

Military Communications in the Future Battlefield

one key element would be the time needed for building a redundant and looped-
wired network within the operational area while taking the probability of detection
and engagement into account. In a forest environment (especially in wintertime) ...

Military Communications in the Future Battlefield

Author: Marko Suojanen

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 163081606X

Page: 228

View: 464

Taking an applications-oriented view, this unique volume delivers a forward-looking roadmap to military communications. This hands-on reference offers military and security technology practitioners insights into the key issues related to long-term development within the battlefield communications area. The book presents the technological alternatives for communication in the battlefield in unexpected situations and environments. This authoritative resource discusses unstructured formations of actors using a holistic approach that considers key capability requirements. Professionals and officers learn how to prepare for the unexpected and start building agile, adaptive and cognitive systems that are needed in future operating environments. From scenario-based capability planning...to situational and context awareness...to unmanned ground and aerial platforms, this easy-to-understand book covers the critical topics that practitioners need to master to achieve top performance in the battlefield.

Wired for Greed

Finally, Chapter 4 points toward a new beginning for electric utilities—a new
vision of the future that requires, perhaps unrealistically, that the utilities learn to
adapt to changing circumstances in an honest and decent way, just as other ...

Wired for Greed

Author: Joe Seeber

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059535744X

Page: 128

View: 125

Most Americans still do not understand electric utilities, and many consumers have only a vague grasp of the intricacies of regulation and deregulation. This is a paradox of sorts; regulation, in particular, seems easy enough to grasp. The real difficulty lies in understanding how power companies have manipulated the regulators. If you think utility deregulation has done away with electric utility monopolies, think again! Deregulation is a myth-it's business as usual for the power companies. For most of America, utility deregulation has yet to become a reality. Even if it does, electric companies will still swindle those they serve. Why? One reason: deregulation allows the utility giants to retain control of the transmission and distribution of electricity. Utility cheating has gone unchecked for more than a century. Author Joe Seeber has caught the electric companies red-handed, from fudged financials and courtroom trickery to meter manipulation and outright fraud. He paints a compelling portrait of an industry wired for greed-and argues that it's time someone pulled the plug.

Wired for Wealth

For example, we all know that we should save for the future and not spend more
than we make. Nevertheless, in recent years Americans have accumulated a
great deal of personal debt and have saved very little. Although we know better,
we ...

Wired for Wealth

Author: Brad Klontz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0757397670

Page: 260

View: 300

Neuroscience and money are being bandied about from Wall Street to Main Street, with people realizing that what goes on in their brain directly impacts their bank account. As financial stress mounts and an economic crash looms, the Wired for Wealth authors show that the biggest threat to your financial health is not a recession, it's your mindset. Markets fluctuate but one fact holds true: People's money scripts—the unconscious core beliefs they hold about money—will determine whether they win or lose. With Wired for Wealth, three respected experts explain their proven Money Makeover Program that has helped clients break through excessive debt, financial stress, self-sabotage, money avoidance, and more.

Service Research Challenges and Solutions for the Future Internet

In order to create an executable service based application, requested and
provided service interfaces have to be wired together, thus creating a so called
service assembly. A service assembly is a deployable artefact which is installed
in an ...

Service Research Challenges and Solutions for the Future Internet

Author: M. Papazoglou

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642175988

Page: 374

View: 204

S-Cube’s Foundations for the Internet of Services Today’s Internet is standing at a crossroads. The Internet has evolved from a source of information to a critical infrastructure which underpins our lives and economies. The demand for more multimedia content, more interconnected devices, more users, a richer user experience, services available any time and anywhere increases the pressure on existing networks and service platforms. The Internet needs a fundamental rearrangement to be ready to meet future needs. One of the areas of research for the Future Internet is the Internet of S- vices, a vision of the Internet where everything (e. g. , information, software, platforms and infrastructures) is available as a service. Services available on the Internet of Services can be used by anyone (if they are used according to the policies de?ned by the provider) and they can be extended with new services by anyone. Advantages of the Internet of Services include the p- sibility to build upon other people’s e?orts and the little investment needed upfront to develop an application. The risk involved in pursuing new business ideas is diminished, and might lead to more innovative ideas being tried out in practice. It will lead to the appearance of new companies that are able to operate in niche areas, providing services to other companies that will be able to focus on their core business.

Wired TV

Laboring Over an Interactive Future Denise Mann ... by bringing together cutting-
edge media makers and thought leaders from diverse corners of the
entertainment industry and academia to debate issues attending the future of

Wired TV

Author: Denise Mann

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813564557

Page: 296

View: 265

This collection looks at the post–network television industry’s heady experiments with new forms of interactive storytelling—or wired TV—that took place from 2005 to 2010 as the networks responded to the introduction of broadband into the majority of homes and the proliferation of popular, participatory Web 2.0 companies like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Contributors address a wide range of issues, from the networks’ sporadic efforts to engage fans using transmedia storytelling to the production inefficiencies that continue to dog network television to the impact of multimedia convergence and multinational, corporate conglomeration on entrepreneurial creativity. With essays from such top scholars as Henry Jenkins, John T. Caldwell, and Jonathan Gray and from new and exciting voices emerging in this field, Wired TV elucidates the myriad new digital threats and the equal number of digital opportunities that have become part and parcel of today’s post-network era. Readers will quickly recognize the familiar television franchises on which the contributors focus— including Lost, The Office, Entourage, Battlestar Gallactica, The L Word, and Heroes—in order to reveal their impact on an industry in transition. While it is not easy for vast bureaucracies to change course, executives from key network divisions engaged in an unprecedented period of innovation and collaboration with four important groups: members of the Hollywood creative community who wanted to expand television’s storytelling worlds and marketing capabilities by incorporating social media; members of the Silicon Valley tech community who were keen to rethink television distribution for the digital era; members of the Madison Avenue advertising community who were eager to rethink ad-supported content; and fans who were enthusiastic and willing to use social media story extensions to proselytize on behalf of a favorite network series. In the aftermath of the lengthy Writers Guild of America strike of 2007/2008, the networks clamped down on such collaborations and began to reclaim control over their operations, locking themselves back into an aging system of interconnected bureaucracies, entrenched hierarchies, and traditional partners from the past. What’s next for the future of the television industry? Stay tuned—or at least online. Contributors: Vincent Brook, Will Brooker, John T. Caldwell, M. J. Clarke, Jonathan Gray, Henry Jenkins, Derek Johnson, Robert V. Kozinets, Denise Mann, Katynka Z. Martínez, and Julie Levin Russo

Wired Wireless Internet Communications

Moreover, precise prediction alone cannot be guaranteed to eliminate error in the
future destination of the object in real circumstances. In this paper, we present a
location error handling technique to prevent and handle this error efficiently.

Wired Wireless Internet Communications

Author: Thomas Braun

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540340238

Page: 354

View: 257

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communications, WWIC 2006, held in Bern, Switzerland, in May 2006. The book presents 29 revised full papers, organized in topical sessions on wireless networks, UMTS and OFDM, mobile ad-hoc networks, power saving and sensor networks, voice and video over wireless networks, mobility, TCP, signalling, charging, and security.


Belushi and Aykroyd had an incredible future, Price felt. No one could match
them. So Price okayed a deal guaranteeing John $1,250,000—the most he had
ever been paid for a movie. Avildsen was worried about John and drugs, so he
told ...


Author: Bob Woodward

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451665989

Page: 480

View: 386

This reissue of Bob Woodword’s classic book about John Belushi—one of the most interesting performers and personalities in show business history—“is told with the same narrative style that Woodward employed so effectively in All the President’s Men and The Final Days” (Chicago Tribune). John Belushi was found dead of a drug overdose March 5, 1982, in a seedy hotel bungalow off Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Belushi’s death was the beginning of a trail that led Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward on an investigation that examines the dark side of American show business—TV, rock and roll, and the movie industry. From on-the-record interviews with 217 people, including Belushi's widow, his former partner Dan Aykroyd, Belushi’s movie directors including Jack Nicholson and Steven Spielberg, actors Chevy Chase, Robin Williams, and Carrie Fisher, the movie executives, the agents, Belushi’s drug dealers, and those who live in the show business underground, the author has written a close portrait of a great American comic talent, and of his struggle to succeed and to survive that ended in tragedy. Using diaries, accountants’ records, phone bills, travel records, medical records, and interviews with firsthand witnesses, Woodward has followed Belushi’s life from childhood in a small town outside Chicago to his meteoric rise to fame. Bob Woodward has written a spellbinding account of rise and fall, a cautionary tale for our times, and a poignant and gentle portrait of a young man who had so much, gave so much, and lost so much.

Wired Wireless Internet Communications

A Novel TCP Congestion Control (TCP-CC) Algorithm for Future Internet
Applications and Services Haiguang Wang and Winston Khoon Guan Seah
Institute for Infocomm Research, 21 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Singapore 119613 {
wanghg, ...

Wired Wireless Internet Communications

Author: Torsten Braun

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540258995

Page: 366

View: 233

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communications, WWIC 2005, held in Xanthi, Greece in May 2005. The 34 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 117 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sessions on mobility management, transport protocols and congestion control, QoS and routing, quality of service, wireless multi-hop networks and cellular networks, ad-hoc networks, IEEE 802.11 and other MAC protocols, and energy efficiency and resource optimization.

Wired Wireless Internet Communications

Keywords: User-centric Mobile Communications, Multicast, Seamless Multimedia
Experience, QoS. 1 Introduction Wireless networking represents the future in
terms of connectivity and ubiquitous access. The current wireless landscape is ...

Wired Wireless Internet Communications

Author: Hans van den Berg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642021174

Page: 159

View: 369

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communications, WWIC 2009, held in Enschede, The Netherlands in May 2008. The 13 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 39 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sessions on energy efficient WSN design, routing & transport protocols for WSNs, security and protocol design and mobility & handover management.

Summary It s a Wired Wired World

In that way, AOL is attempting to generate sustained growth in revenues and
profits, even if the commercial world changes appreciably in the future. • Stays
focused on just one clear objective. For AOL, the pursuit of a creative and
innovative ...

Summary  It s a Wired  Wired World

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2806222753

Page: 10

View: 617

The must-read summary of David Stauffer's book: "It's a Wired, Wired World: Business the AOL Way". This complete summary of the ideas from David Stauffer's book "It's a Wired, Wired World" shows that AOL has been able to achieve impressive preeminence in such a highly competitive marketplace, despite not being created until 1985. The company’s longevity and ability to move forward in the face of intense competition is unmatched. In his book, the author identifies the six elements of the AOL business model that have led to its success. This summary is a great template for success and is a must-read for anyone who wants to follow the principles of AOL to ensure success in their own business. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your business knowledge To learn more, read "It's a Wired, Wired World" and discover the secrets behind the success of this world-class company.

Special Effects

It is not an image, in other words, that is readily identifiable as the textual
equivalent of Wired's Day-Glo graphical interface. The point of this reference is,
however, clear enough, for having drawn a parallel between Gibson's vision of
the future ...

Special Effects

Author: Michele Pierson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231500807

Page: 256

View: 347

Designed to trick the eye and stimulate the imagination, special effects have changed the way we look at films and the worlds created in them. Computer-generated imagery (CGI), as seen in Hollywood blockbusters like Star Wars, Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, Men in Black, and The Matrix, is just the latest advance in the evolution of special effects. Even as special effects have been marveled at by millions, this is the first investigation of their broader cultural reception. Moving from an exploration of nineteenth-century popular science and magic to the Hollywood science fiction cinema of our time, Special Effects examines the history, advancements, and connoisseurship of special effects, asking what makes certain types of cinematic effects special, why this matters, and for whom. Michele Pierson shows how popular science magazines, genre filmzines, and computer lifestyle magazines have articulated an aesthetic criticism of this emerging art form and have helped shape how these hugely popular on-screen technological wonders have been viewed by moviegoers.

Wired Wireless Internet Communications

Future Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite networks are envisioned as distributed
architectures of autonomous data processing nodes. Such ad hoc networks
should deliver reliable communication channels for control commands and data
among ...

Wired Wireless Internet Communications

Author: Jarmo Harju

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540688056

Page: 223

View: 263

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communications, WWIC 2008, held in Tampere, Finland, in May 2008. The 18 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 67 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sessions on performance analysis of wireless systems, resource and QoS management, implementation techniques, mobility, cross-layer design, and wireless sensor networks.

Hard Facts on Smart Classroom Design

One was an Interactive Computer Classroom and one was outfitted as a
multipurpose T wo- Way Video Classroom. The eight remaining classrooms,
while wired for the future, received no hardware during the renovation process,
but are ready ...

Hard Facts on Smart Classroom Design

Author: Daniel Charles Niemeyer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810843595

Page: 154

View: 728

This book is designed to share a lifetime of experience designing user-friendly yet technologically advanced classrooms. Seventy layouts, figures, diagrams, and drawings convey ideas and concepts while 40 photographs demonstrate classroom layouts. These are not glitzy or extravagant classrooms but thought-provoking models of imaginative, successful, and mainstream college classrooms that are durable, functional, and sustainable with proven technology that faculty use. A wonderful resource for college facilities planners, college information technology directors, college registrars, college physical plant directors, and classroom and instructional designers.