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  • Biological Themes In The Neuromancer

    We are as human in the 21st century enjoy significant advancement in technology and culture compare to the last century. One of our newest exploitation is the venturing into artificial intelligence, also known as AI. From the Siri on IPhone to the Cortana of window phone, we are toying with the concept of putting AI into our daily interaction. It's an exciting idea. But little known to us, the idea of AI has been around for a long time. It exists in movies, video games, books, and magazines. One of the most notable science fiction book about AI is the Neuromancer. The book tells us the story about the struggle between two AIs, the Neuromancer and the Wintermute, and the antagonist, Case, who a human got caught in the middle. We will exam the reasons and causes of how and why the struggle between those two AIs unfold and our questions of AI ability to act on its own with human ethic and compassion. From the science fiction novel "Neuromancer" by William Gibson in 1984, the author digitalized the world in his book and told the story by the third point of view using Henry Dorsett Case. The case, a console cowboy, was able to jack into cyberspace using a port in his head. This is really the same as a hacker in the Internet world today. Apparently, Case lost his ability to hack into cyberspace after he made a mistake to his client. Also, this was the time of Wintermute, an AI system built by the Tessier-Ashpool company, started to manipulate him in its grand plan for the purpose…

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  • Urban Sprawl Problems

    The Problems With Urban Sprawl Urban sprawl, the uncontrolled expansion of urban areas, has slowed down by nine percent since the 1990’s (Borenstein). Urban sprawl was steadily increasing starting in 1920 due to new street construction and it peaked in 1994. Despite the belief that urban sprawl is the result of a healthy economic and social process, urban sprawl needs to be restricted and eventually stopped. Urban sprawl is rapidly expanding, destroying wildlife, and causing a rise in…

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  • Urbanization In Hong Kong Case Study

    Property speculators are those who invest in different kinds of properties such as residential properties, offices, shopping malls and so on. They buy the property at a low price but sell it at a high price and the difference between two prices is their profit. This essay will focus on only one type of speculators – property developers and their role in urban change. Property developers who buy a piece of land and build offices or housings and then sell to the public to gain profit. Urban…

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  • Urban Sprawl Harm The Future Of The World

    Urban sprawl is an inattentive issue that continues to harm the future of the world, unless the problem is addressed. The concept of urban sprawl is the “uncontrolled spread of urban development into neighboring regions” (“Urban Sprawl”). Across the globe, there has been urban sprawl in major cities, without consideration of future consequences. As society focal point is on celebrities and fashion, the focus on the destruction of the environment is not being acknowledged. The sprawl leaves…

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  • Effects Of Urban Sprawl

    Palen (2015) describes sprawl as the process that has contributed to the dependency of the automobile, the creation of low-density housing arrangements, and the segregated placement of commercial buildings in suburban communities. On the onset, sprawl may appear to be an ingenious product created from the expansion of urban cities; however, there are certain consequences that arise from sprawl that indicate that it is actually quite detrimental to many aspects of everyday living. The result of…

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  • Social Class In Schools Essay

    Anyon (1980) discusses the concept of social class in five New Jersey elementary schools and argues that each of the schools prepares students to fit into the social class that the school is primarily composed of. In each of the five elementary schools Anyon (1980) examined, social class most certainly had pivotal component in the curriculum, but the geographical community also played a key role in the hidden curriculum as well. One of the first items mentioned by Anyon (1980) prior to…

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  • Suburban America Chapter Summaries

    In the documentary “Suburban America: Problems and Promises” by Ron Rudaitis, focuses on the examination of the changing communities within the suburban homes and cities. This is documentary educates on the history of the suburbs, how it changes politically, and socially. It also demonstrated their developmental challenges, as well as a form of sustainable living styles in the suburbs. The documentary mainly focuses on the political changes, social change, ethics, matters of individuals that…

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  • Essay On Urban Sprawl

    Some people say that there is a difference between urban and suburban sprawl. Mrs. Lowry states that urban and suburban sprawl is the same thing as urban sprawl is people leaving the cities for housing options that allow them to spread out more but still close enough to the city to work. This is exactly was suburban sprawl is. However, suburban areas encourage more commuting as it takes longer to get from place to place, which increases gas emissions, and using farmlands as land for new housing…

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  • Urban Expansion

    The industrial age has change how the world is being structured. During the agricultural age, the land was mainly used to produce food for sustaining both human and animals. As we moved into the industrial, factories and city centers began being built. There arose a need for adequate living arrangements for the people that worked in the factories and city centers. Urban areas designed to accommodate large numbers of families began to spring up around these factories and city centers. Fast…

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  • Urban Migration

    For the past few decades, suburbanization of population and employment has been easily observed in large metropolitan areas all over the world, which is generally referred to as “sprawl”. This phenomenon has accompanied not only the spatial redistribution of population, but also the geographical relocation of firms, which has brought about several urban problems – for instance, severe traffic congestion due to the growing distance between jobs and housing, inefficient energy consumption due to…

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