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"Our own ignorance about the digital third world is part of the problem", an Interview with Robin Hamman zum Thema: Mister Hamman, you are the editor of the e-zine "Cybersociology", which has discussed the "Digital Third Worlds" in one of its issues. Could you please give us a specific definition of the phenomenon "Digital Third Worlds" in comparison to the classical notion of the Third World?
Cray-1 with internals exposed at EPFL The Cray-1 was a supercomputer designed, manufactured and marketed by Cray Research . The first Cray-1 system was installed at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1976 and it went on to become one of the best known and most successful supercomputers in history.
Cybernetics is a transdisciplinary [ 1 ] approach for exploring regulatory systems , their structures , constraints, and possibilities. Cybernetics is relevant to the study of systems, such as mechanical, physical, biological, cognitive, and social systems . Cybernetics is applicable when a system being analyzed is involved in a closed signaling loop; that is, where action by the system generates some change in its environment and that change is reflected in that system in some manner ( feedback ) that triggers a system change, originally referred to as a "circular causal" relationship.
Decision theory in economics , psychology , philosophy , mathematics , and statistics is concerned with identifying the values , uncertainties and other issues relevant in a given decision , its rationality , and the resulting optimal decision .
Information theory is a branch of applied mathematics , electrical engineering , bioinformatics , and computer science involving the quantification of information .