The Age of the Connected World of Intelligent Computational Entities: Reliability Issues including Ethics, Autonomy and Cooperation of Agents
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Tuncer Ören and Levent Yilmaz
In this chapter, Internet of Things is perceived as a special case of
Connected World which in turn is considered a step in tool making. Five major stages
of tool making in the history of civilization are outlined and it is pointed out that
passing from one era to the next one requires a new entity which are: energy,
knowledge processing ability, intelligence, connectedness, and superintelligence. The
eras thus identified are: hunter-gatherer and agriculture age, industrial age, information
age (also called knowledge age, informatics age), cybernetics age, connected age, and
post-human era. Then what may go wrong in a connected world is elaborated on; some
counter-intuitive views about cooperation and autonomy are expressed and role of
ethics is stresses especially in connected world.
Connected world, Cybernetics age, Industrial age, Industry 4.0,
Informatics age, Internet of things, Knowledge age, Levels of tool making, posthuman
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