Category Archives : Data/Information/Knowledge

Education, Training, Learning and Knowledge (Part Seven)

Tweet The previous post of this series asked if we can restructure education to meet the demands of our evolving culture and technology when we cannot really measure the results for a generation and can we afford it? These are two questions and each has many parts. Let’s start with restructuring.   If a new […]

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Vulnerabilities Stemming from Electronic Communication

Tweet This post was written by Sonyia Williams, Los Alamos World Institute Intern                 Throughout this series of articles, we have explored the new efficiency of translation through the use of mechanical translators and how they have changed the world of translation. We also analyzed the growing use of electronic communication. Electronic communication has allowed […]

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Identity Theft

Tweet This post was written by Sonyia Williams, Los Alamos World Institute Intern                 Unauthorized access to information is one problem that arises with the expansion of electronic communication, but what other vulnerabilities arise from this modern form of information transfer? As well as hacking and other methods of obtaining information impermissibly, identity theft allows […]

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Statistics (and Probability) – Part One

Tweet In exploring the future of humanity and the world we must rely on the collection and analysis of statistical date and apply the inferences drawn to decision making, selecting what road we will take both collectively and individually. In the previous series of columns about risks, rewards and responsibilities, we started with probability and […]

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The Distribution of Stuff – Part One

Tweet People in the world today are dependent on stuff. If one looks at the evolution of humankind, one sees the creation of communities or societies for mutual support in continued existence. Then one sees societies interacting to trade for needed and desired stuff. Today we have a human society of 7,680,256,619 people, almost eight […]

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Risks, Rewards and Responsibilities (Part Five)

Tweet In this series we have explored a bubble model of humanity in which every human being is an individual bubble. Bubbles can amass to become larger bubbles such as in a marriage or significant other partnership; or bubbles can join or be hired by larger bubbles. In the social process, all bubbles take risks […]

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Risks, Rewards and Responsibilities (Part Four)

Tweet In the previous column we looked at corporate social responsibility, the self- regulation a business imposes on itself for the good of society. In the reading I have done, there is debate about the terms social responsibility and moral responsibility and, since this column delves into social versus moral responsibility, it is best to […]

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Statistics (and Probability) – Part Ten

Tweet In the previous posts we explored different areas where statistics are used for scientific purposes, management purposes. operational decisions and intellectual purposes. For example, measuring the cross sections of a Uranium atom (a statistical measurement) allows for the design of a nuclear reactor. But how do you measure what people want both individually and collectively? […]

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Statistics (and Probability) – Part Nine

Tweet In the previous post we surveyed some of the areas where statistics are essential in the disciplines, ending that there was insufficient space to cover statistics in governance. While governance covers a broad range of activities, for now let us just explore government and, more specifically, a democracy. In democracy, citizens vote on who should […]

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Statistics (and Probability) – Part Eight

Tweet In this series we have looked at the application of statistics in a few areas with the central theme that statistics deals with the representation of large volumes of historical data points in order to make predictions about the future and decisions about what path or road to take. We know where to go […]

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