Taming HAL

Taming HAL

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A close-up look at miscommunications between humans and machines, their user interfaces, and the consequences of a breakdown explores twenty-five different technological systems for human use--including watches, Internet applications, automobiles, medical equipment, and aircraft autopilot systems--and what needs to be done to prevent potential tragedies.By going up in a hierarchy of states and super-states one can abstract information that resides within a super-state, and by ... The light fixture is on when there is a continuous pathway from the electrical source (via the common wire) to the light. ... On a more general level, the dual, triple, or multiple switch poses an interesting quandary: how do we know what should be the state of the light fixture , for anyanbsp;...

Title:Taming HAL
Author:Asaf Degani
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2004-01-17


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