Socionics against the fear of technology: acting in socio-technical systems

Not everyone is convinced that the high-tech that surrounds us more and more makes our lives easier. The 50+ generation in particular cannot always keep up with technological innovations. As artificial intelligence (agents, robots, UbiComp) is no longer just used in cyberspace, but also in the human social environment, socionics has had to artfully mimic the social system in a meaningful way. Germany leads the way in socionics research. Their mastermind Thomas Malsch creates tension in the research field between sociology and artificial intelligence.

The impact of sociology on the public has long been very marginal. They prefer to sab in their incestuous ivory tower of abstract theory production. Questions about technology development and society mutated into metaphysical glass bead games. Tandem projects together with engineering disciplines were missing. Artificial intelligence research was also a scientific outsider. Although her godfather, Rodney Brooks, gave her a serious air, a magical aura surrounded her. Their alliance with socionics, as an innovative field of research between sociology and artificial intelligence, gave new contours to our high-tech infrastructure. They take up models from the social world in order to develop intelligent technologies from them. The interdisciplinary objective is to explore the application potential of artificial sociality and to develop the basis for socionic technology development.

Atomic energy organization builds training camps for fight against nuclear terrorism

The International Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) has begun to build a training and demonstration center in which professionals should be trained to avoid and evaluate nuclear terrorism. Such training has been offering the IAEO since the 1970s, but since 2016, demand for you has risen sharply, explores the IAEO. In the year, a change in the overcoming income came into force on the physical protection of core material (CPPNM). In addition, the training needs increased as more and more Landers take on nuclear power programs or build research reactors.

On Wednesday, 30 km from Vienna’s first spades for the center was stung in Seibersdorf. When it’s done 2023, it should provide special technology and equipment to 2000 m2. This and in VR environments should take place practical training. Safety systems are to be re-emphasized, which are used in nuclear power plants, research reactors and Grenzuemangangen.

The training participants and participants should transfer procedures for access and alarm control, examining physical protection systems, better understanding IT security risks. An exercise area is also the nuclear forensics. The trained should ultimately be able to always be a step ahead of nuclear terrorists.

While ICANN has become the focus of "netizens", it has also diverted attention away from other efforts pursued by both government and the computer industry

As the battle for the privatization of the Internet continues, corporate interests have been silently laying the foundations for their offensive strategy. Thus, while people focus on the ignominious activities of ICANN, a second front has been out-flanking those wishing to shield the new media from the abuses of commercialization and privatization.

An example of this second front was the High Tech Summit organized by the Joint Economic Committee in the US over a month ago. A series of high-tech executives went before Senators and Representatives to sell them the benefits of emerging computer technologies, to plead for particular legislative preferences, and to encourage the government to maintain its "light hand" in intervening in the high-tech sector.

AMD 4700S: Eight-core processor with 16 GB GDDR6-RAM

In the trade is that "AMD desktop kit" 4700S surfaced. The processor does not wear a ryes in the name, but is apparently closely related to the Ryzen 3000- or -4000g series, including ZEN-2 and 7 nanometer technology. The 4700S uses eight CPU cores with simultaneous multithreading (16 threads), but dispenses to the full-time DDR4 memory.

Instead, the Chinese trading platform Tmall and the Finnish shop Tulostintavaratalo 16 GB GDDR6-RAM call. The kit is apparently a motherboard with a loaded processor and also dissented memory blocks. The boost clock frequency should be at 4.0 GHz. A benchmark entry of the Geekbench also outputs a base clock of 3.6 GHz.

Console rise

GDDR memory in combination with a processor is unusual, because the RAM technology is trimmed to high transmission rates for the food of graphics units. CPU cores benefit in tasks such as 3D plays strongly of low latencies that offers DDR RAM. Normal Ryzen processors can therefore not deal with GDDR6.

Guttenberg’s Bundeswehr reform takes shape, end of conscription seems only a matter of time

The financial crisis has achieved what the Warsaw Pact and the peace movement were struggling with. German politicians are on their way to realizing that they can’t really afford a crude standing army. But this has nothing to do with the much-cited peace dividend. The new Bundeswehr is to be a lean intervention army that can be deployed quickly and easily anywhere in the world. The defense army of the Basic Law is thus effectively a thing of the past, as is compulsory military service.

In the current budget, the defense budget takes up 31 billion euros. Without reforms, this budget was expected to increase by 5.6 billion euros in the next few years, according to internal calculations by the Bundeswehr. This is due to tariff increases and the rising costs of equipment maintenance and foreign deployments.

Telepolis spoke

The aesthetics of networked cooperation

From the participation of the user in Web 2.0 to global activism

Young people seem to be waking up, it’s the time of emporiums. In metropolises from Tunis or Cairo to Madrid, New York or Frankfurt to Istanbul or Rio de Janeiro, masses of protesting people suddenly gather to question the power system and want to participate.

Although the Internet or social networks do not have to be the means of organization, they have gradually changed the culture and expectations, which is now becoming more and more apparent: in politics, but also in art or science. People are no longer satisfied with the traditional role of passive consumer, spectator or voter, they want to be players and active part of an acting collective, which does not want to be represented or represented any more. One could speak of a digital spring or a digital. of a "performative democracy" (Peter Sloterdijk) speak.

North Korea wants to be recognized as a nuclear night

This is not particularly high-tech. Kim Jong Un end Marz at the pre-registration of new militar technology. Image: kcna

The military gestures are to secure the regime while maintaining an economic opening

North Korea rushes rhetorically, but the well-faced gestures are apparently. Nobody seems to take the war threats of the North Korean regime seriously. It had recently embassies some Lander, including those of EU countries and the US, but also even those of Russia and China, prompted the staff to 10. April to evacuate because you can no longer guarantee security for safety.

The new Bush government will rely on strong militarically; The designated Defense Minister Rumsfeld wants more money for calling and relies on the national missile defense system and the intelligence services

The American defense policy was allowed to change, like many other, when the new Prassident George W. Bush his office on 20. January and Donald Rumsfeld appoints as intended for the Minister of Defense. He once said the keywords and said that weak is provocative. It is not only for the realization of the CLINTON government under prere on the part of the congress, but reduced missile defense system (NMD), but also warned against the possibility of a "Pearl Harbor in space". Had the Clinton government surprised her profile in terms of national security with the threats through Infowar, Cyberterrorism and biological weapons, so the Bush government seems to put in the old Fubstap of Ronald Reagan again to broad calling.

Rumsfeld, already defense ministers under Prasident Ford of 1975 to 1977 and head of two commissions on the rocket defense system and the potential dangers for the US satellites, still lives in the categories of the Cold War and a deterrence policy. Rusting, strong, further turning on the rust screw – this is the world of the new Minister of Defense with the simply slogan: "Weaks invaded people to do things that they had not thought." Although the world has changed since the Cold War, Rumsfeld intervenes, with the old enemy Russia one has a more peaceful relationship, but she continues to be dangerable and actually even danger: "We know that the power of weapons today is far gross than in recent times, and we know that with the decrease in tensions at the end of the Cold War, the spread of these opportunities around them."

Nasa scientists believe they have come close to minimum size with 14 km coarse black hole XTE J1650-500

Nasa scientists have found the smallest black hole so far. It is located in the constellation Altar (Ara) and was discovered in 2001 with the RXTE satellite. However, it is only now that the masses have been measured with a new technique.

The black hole XTE J1650-500. Image: Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics