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Which Kind of Cyborg Are You? - Wired

Which Kind of Cyborg Are You? - Wired | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Which Kind of Cyborg Are You?
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Cybernetics started with replacing human body parts that were damaged beyond repair. These replacements make assisted living easier.
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The cyborg era has started

The cyborg era has started | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Medical implants, complex interfaces between brain and machine or remotely controlled insects: Recent developments combining machines and organisms have great potentials, but also give rise to major ethical concerns.
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Demming and systems theory

There is a Relationship Between Systems Thinking and W Edwards Deming’s Theory of Profound Knowledge http://t.co/LSKzT8muww Dr Barbara Berry
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Can Performance Be Quantified? Wearable Tech In The Office

Can Performance Be Quantified? Wearable Tech In The Office | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The age of the quantified self is here. Now business is buying in.
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We are the future / wear the future - Mail & Guardian Online

We are the future / wear the future - Mail & Guardian Online | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
We are the future / wear the future
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For the better part of 20 years the promise of smart TV has been like cold fusion: great in theory but impossible in practice.
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Technology predictions for 2014: smarter cities, bigger games

Technology predictions for 2014: smarter cities, bigger games | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
From connected cities, drones and patent wars to cheaper tablets, monster games and smart wearables. By Charles Arthur, Jemima Kiss, Samuel Gibbs, Alex Hern and Siraj Datoo
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NSA seeks quantum computer that could crack most codes

NSA seeks quantum computer that could crack most codes | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Documents provided by Snowden show race for a machine light-years ahead of those using zeroes and ones.
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Why Is Machine Learning (CS 229) The Most Popular Course At Stanford? - Forbes

Why Is Machine Learning (CS 229) The Most Popular Course At Stanford? - Forbes | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
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It turns out that artificial intelligence and the robotics that is tied to it, consists of two primary systems, control and perception.
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Connected and Risk Free: The Supply Chain Of The Future

Connected and Risk Free: The Supply Chain Of The Future | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Traditional supply chain execution systems are becoming obsolete. A number of technologies are converging and a new supply chain of the future is creeping in.
What’s causing the shift?

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Algorithms Won’t Replace Managers, But Will Change Everything About What They Do

Algorithms Won’t Replace Managers, But Will Change Everything About What They Do | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Economist Tyler Cowen on machine intelligence and the age of the manager.

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Fred Zimny's curator insight, December 21, 2013 4:07 AM

From heuristics to algorithms paves the way for design thinking

Ron DeLong's curator insight, December 28, 2013 4:29 PM

You have to be able to "see" the problems....  computers and planning software only give you so much...

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Systemic Approach For Tackling Real World Problem Information ...

Systemic Approach For Tackling Real World Problem Information ... | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
General systems theory is a transdisciplinary approach that abstracts and considers a system as a set of independent and interacting parts. The main goal is to study the general principles of systems functioning, so that they can be applied to ...
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Integrated quantum circuit is most complex ever

Integrated quantum circuit is most complex ever | Systems Theory | Scoop.it

Researchers in the UK, Japan and the Netherlands have fabricated the most functionally complex integrated quantum circuit ever from a single material, capable of generating photons and entangling them at the same time. The circuit consists of two photon sources on a silicon chip that interfere quantum mechanically. Its inventors say that it could be used in quantum information processing applications and in complex on-chip quantum optics experiments.


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IT in the Age of Complexity | Technology Scouting & Open Innovation | PreScouter

IT in the Age of Complexity | Technology Scouting & Open Innovation | PreScouter | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
[post] IT In the Age of Complexity http://t.co/AF7LkvXxKv #cloud #agile #innovation #CIO #cybernetics
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Imagine a smartphone medical lab

Imagine a smartphone medical lab | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Last year, Max Perelman worried that his 3-year-old daughter's rash could be chicken pox or poison oak.
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The robots are coming. Will they bring wealth or a divided society?

The robots are coming. Will they bring wealth or a divided society? | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Driverless cars, robo-ships and delivery drones are likely to become commonplace in the decades to come.
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Whoa: Watch Scientists Use Sound Waves to Make Things Levitate | Wired Design | Wired.com

What we see in their latest proof of concept clip is fairly dumbfounding: Arrangements of tiny little beads lift into the air and glide around in perfect formation.
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Try mixed reality, where the virtual and real collide - tech - 02 January 2014 - New Scientist

Try mixed reality, where the virtual and real collide - tech - 02 January 2014 - New Scientist | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Virtual reality is so 2013 – a new, immersive blending of physical and virtual worlds suggests we could one day live our lives in mixed reality
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Hyping Artificial Intelligence, Yet Again

Hyping Artificial Intelligence, Yet Again | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Some advances are genuinely exciting, but whether they will really produce human-level A.I. is unclear.
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The Mission to De-Centralize the Internet

The Mission to De-Centralize the Internet | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
In response to fears about diminished privacy, some programmers want to make the Internet more like it used to be.

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luiy's curator insight, January 2, 8:09 AM

Though Snowden has raised the profile of privacy technology, it will be up to engineers and their allies to make that technology viable for the masses. “Decentralization must become a viable alternative,” said Cook, the ArkOS developer, “not just to give options to users that can self-host, but also to put pressure on the political and corporate institutions.”

 

“Discussions about innovation, resilience, open protocols, data ownership and the numerous surrounding issues,” said Redecentralize’s Bolychevsky, “need to become mainstream if we want the Internet to stay free, democratic, and engaging.”

Fàtima Galan's curator insight, January 3, 4:29 AM

"Paul Baran, predicted the rise of a centralized “computer utility” that would offer computing much the same way that power companies provide electricity. Today, that model is largely embodied by the information empires of Amazon, Google, and other cloud-computing companies. Like Baran anticipated, they offer us convenience at the expense of privacy."

Mlik Sahib's curator insight, January 4, 12:55 AM

“Discussions about innovation, resilience, open protocols, data ownership and the numerous surrounding issues,” said Redecentralize’s Bolychevsky, “need to become mainstream if we want the Internet to stay free, democratic, and engaging.”

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Sharing Entanglement without Sending It

Sharing Entanglement without Sending It | Systems Theory | Scoop.it

To challenge the limited understanding of the then-young quantum theory, Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen constructed, in 1935, their EPR Gedankenexperiment, in which they introduced entangled states that exhibit strange correlations over macroscopic distances. By now we have learned that entangled states are an element of physical reality. They lie at the heart of quantum physics and can, in fact, be used as a powerful resource in emerging quantum technologies. Yet we find out in amazement that we have still not completely captured the full scope of the fascinating nature of entanglement. Three different international groups have now reported in Physical Review Letters experiments of distributing entanglement between two distant parties by sending a nonentangled carrier. These arrangements instead place the carrier in a “cheaper,” so-called separable state, which exhibit correlations that can be established remotely between separated parties.

Entanglement is typically characterized by anomalously strong correlations between presently noninteracting parties, typically called Alice and Bob, which have normally interacted in the past. A common setup uses a nonlinear crystal to create an entangled pair of orthogonally polarized photons that are then sent separately, one to Alice and the other to Bob. In the field of quantum information science, the remote establishment of entanglement is key for most applications because it introduces purely nonclassical correlations and the counterintuitive nature of quantum physics. It enables such remarkable tasks as quantum teleportation, efficient quantum communication, fundamental tests of quantum physics, and long-distance quantum cryptography.


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Miro Svetlik's curator insight, January 4, 6:32 AM

Again a step closer to Quantum Cryptography. It is a time that we will see the commercial implementation of quantum encryption. It will also have quite an impact on Digital currencies which are based on current cryptography. We are living in brave new world.

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Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience

Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The new computing approach is based on the biological nervous system, specifically on how neurons react to stimuli and connect with other neurons to interpret information.
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The Heart as a Complex Adaptive System

The Heart as a Complex Adaptive System | Systems Theory | Scoop.it

There is mounting evidence that the heart is a system onto itself and that it is intimately intertwined with the nervous and endocrine system residing within its borders. The capacity of self-organized systems to adapt is embodied in the functional organization of the intrinsic control mechanisms. How these regulatory subsystems communicate and how uncoupling of the hierarchical organization results in loss of adaptive "fitness"remains a challenge in human biology. The principles by which "emergent properties" and functional order of a self-organizingsystem, such as the heart, achieve (homeo)dynamic stability provide a non-reductionist framework for understanding how biological system adapts to imposed internal and external stresses, e.g., ischemia, organ/tissue transplantation. In particular, the newly emergent dynamics of cardiac rhythm observed after the heart is transplanted may reflect a more stable,versatile and adaptive (as per "law of requisite variety") bipartite whole. The integrative action of the living organism can not be gotten from their concatenated fractions but is evolved "relationally", i.e., it emanates from emergent internal requirements of the constitutive parts.

J. Yasha Kresh, Igor Izrailtyan, Andrew S. Wechsler 
Depts. of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Medicine 
MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine / Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA


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John Symons's curator insight, December 19, 2013 12:23 PM

deeply interesting study of the dynamics of the heart.  

june holley's curator insight, January 7, 8:09 AM

The heart can help us understand self-organization.

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Carmat's artificial heart finds its way to first human patient in France

Carmat's artificial heart finds its way to first human patient in France | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The "bioprosthetic" artificial heart from Carmat has been implanted in a human being. The procedure was performed on December 18th at France's Georges Pompidou European Hospital, and the patient is...
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