Category Archives : Communication

Unauthorized Access to Information

Tweet This post was written by Sonyia Williams, Los Alamos World Institute Intern                 As stated in the last article, with the increased use of technology comes an increased vulnerability of having one’s privacy breached. Computers (including smart phones) have become an integral part of our everyday existence. Computer networking technologies – intranet, extranet, and […]

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When Does Security Override Privacy?

Tweet This post was written by Sonyia Williams, Los Alamos World Institute Intern                  In today’s age, communication has gone from postcards and letters to posts on a virtual wall and letters on a keyboard. Texting and email have become primary forms of communication among Americans and are the two most common forms of non-personal […]

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The Possibility of Miscommunication

Tweet This post was written by Sonyia Williams, Los Alamos World Institute Intern                 One of the most prevalent obstacles standing in the way of universal communication among mankind is the language barrier. This language barrier, defined by the Oxford Dictionary as being “a barrier to communication between people who are unable to speak a […]

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The Impediment of Language Barriers

Tweet This post was written by Sonyia Williams, Los Alamos World Futures Institute Intern.                 One of the most prevalent obstacles standing in the way of universal communication among mankind is the language barrier. This language barrier, defined by the Oxford Dictionary as being “a barrier to communication between people who are unable to speak […]

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Accuracy and Precision (Part Four)

Tweet In this series we have looked at accuracy and precision with a continuing question of how much do we need.  We started with some definitions and explored randomness and the value of Pi, the ratio of a circle to its diameter. Then we looked at standardiztion of how we measure physical things, primarily in […]

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Accuracy and Precision (Part Three)

Tweet In the last post, we looked at national and international measurement systems and another brief observation of randomness, ending again with the question how accurate and precise things need to be?  If you examine a 12 ounce can of soda, it probably says 12 fluid ounces (fl. oz.) and 355 milliliters (ml).  If you […]

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Cyber (Part Three)

Tweet According to Google, cyber is an adjective “relating to or characteristic of the culture of computers, information technology, and virtual reality,” while cybernetics is “the science of communications and automatic control systems in both machines and human beings.” In the previous two cyber columns, warfare was examined with the conclusion that it not only […]

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Cyber (Part Two)

Tweet In the previous post we started by recalling the power outage in White Rock, noting that it was an inconvenience.  But what if it had lasted longer, significantly longer?  What if the affected area was much larger, perhaps the entire county of Los Alamos?  What other inconveniences would you have suffered?  The grocery store would […]

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Cyber (Part One)

Tweet In the recent past, White Rock and parts of the Los Alamos National Laboratory lost electrical power for about six hours. The power loss was caused by a lightning strike that essentially destroyed a pole supporting power lines delivering electrical energy to the affected area, causing an array of circuit breakers in the Norton […]

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Who do you Trust – or is it Whom? (Part Three)

Tweet In the previous two blog posts we explored how we make collective decisions for saving earth and humanity.  These decisions encompassed both the what and the how, with how being the creative or most difficult part.  We looked at the Special Theory of Relativity, cold fusion, reporting on a survey, the U.S. Constitution, the Communist […]

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