Der Master Switch

Author: Tim Wu
Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783826692734
Release Date: 2012-07-03
Genre: Computers

Tim Wu nimmt uns in diesem Buch mit auf eine informative Reise durch das Reich der Kommunikationstechnologien beginnend bei Telefon über Radio, Fernsehen bis hin zum Internet. Dabei analysiert er gründlich die Entwicklung der Kommunikationsmöglichkeiten und deren Auswirkungen in Bezug auf die Möglichkeiten der offenen Kommunikation sowie deren Kontrolle. Er zeigt dabei unter anderem immer wiederkehrende Zyklen auf, wie neue Technologien häufig aus kleinen Unternehmen entstanden sind, später von wenigen großen dominiert wurden, um wiederum neue innovative Unternehmen entstehen zu lassen. Tim Wu zeigt die Hintergründe solcher Entwicklungen auf, die zu dem heutigen Stand geführt haben.

Der Master Switch

Author: Tim Wu
Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783826691669
Release Date: 2012
Genre:


The Master Switch

Author: Tim Wu
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307594655
Release Date: 2010-11-02
Genre: Business & Economics

A New Yorker and Fortune Best Book of the Year Analyzing the strategic maneuvers of today’s great information powers–Apple, Google, and an eerily resurgent AT&T–Tim Wu uncovers a time-honored pattern in which invention begets industry and industry begets empire. It is easy to forget that every development in the history of the American information industry–from the telephone to radio to film–once existed in an open and chaotic marketplace inhabited by entrepreneurs and utopians, just as the Internet does today. Each of these, however, grew to be dominated by a monopolist or cartel. In this pathbreaking book, Tim Wu asks: will the Internet follow the same fate? Could the Web–the entire flow of American information–come to be ruled by a corporate leviathan in possession of "the master switch"? Here, Tim Wu shows how a battle royale for Internet’s future is brewing, and this is one war we dare not tune out.

Summary The Master Switch

Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Publisher: Primento
ISBN: 9782511002247
Release Date: 2017-01-30
Genre: Business & Economics

The must-read summary of Tim Wu's book: “The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires”. This complete summary of "The Master Switch" by Tim Wu, a renowned professor of law, presents his argument that information technology started as an open playing field and then eventually became dominated by a big entity exercising monopoly. He states that the world’s information is now traveling in a single network; the Internet, therefore he says that great information powers are locked in a battle over the Internet’s future. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the potential fate of the Internet to an information empire • Expand your knowledge of business politics and information wars To learn more, read "The Master Switch" and discover how information empires are set to be locked into a battle for the Internet's future.

Master Switch

Author: William Stender
Publisher: Signalman Publishing
ISBN: 9781935991090
Release Date: 2011-04-21
Genre: Fiction

Master Switch explores the terrifying consequences of a breach of security that puts the United States forces and Israeli defenses at risk.General Jeff Weyland has overseen the top secret development of the PATRIOT missle system since its beginning. But during a crucial stage of testing, he makes the horrifying discovery that someone has infiltrated the system.With the Gulf War looming and the lives of American and Israeli citizens at stake, Weyland must find out who is responsible for the missile's failure. With the assistance of Suzy Morris, a Senate staffer, and two old army buddies--Fish, a computer programmer, and Billy, a CIA operative--Weyland sets out through a maze of murder, intrigue, and terrorism to discover who has the most to gain if the PATRIOT missile system fails, and who controls the Master Switch.

Wem geh rt die Zukunft

Author: Jaron Lanier
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 9783455851137
Release Date: 2014-02-08
Genre: Political Science

"Du bist nicht der Kunde der Internetkonzerne. Du bist ihr Produkt." Spätestens seit den Enthüllungen des Whistleblowers Edward Snowden ist klar: Die "schöne neue Welt" nimmt Gestalt an, und es wird höchste Zeit, ihr etwas entgegenzusetzen. Internetpionier und Cyberguru Jaron Lanier liefert eine profunde Analyse der aktuellen Trends in der Netzwerkökonomie, die sich in Richtung Totalüberwachung und Ausbeutung der Massen bewegt. Der Bestseller aus den USA endlich auf Deutsch!

Neurological Functions of the Masterswitch Protein Kinase GSK 3

Author: Oksana Kaidanovich-Beilin
Publisher: Frontiers E-books
ISBN: 9782889190478
Release Date:
Genre:

The functions of the brain that allow us to think, feel, move, and perceive the world are the result of an exchange of information within a network composed of millions of specialized cells called neurons and glia. Neurons use neurotransmitters and other extracellular messengers to communicate with each other, and to constantly update and re-organize their network of connections in a process known as neural plasticity. In order to respond to these extracellular signals, neurons are equipped with specialized receptors that can recognize a single neurotransmitter a bit like a lock would recognize a key. They do this by activating or inhibiting a class of specialized signaling proteins and second messengers. Typically, signaling proteins are themselves organized in networks or pathways in which they activate or inhibit each other in order to integrate the mass of information received by a single cell and to regulate the biological functions of this cell. As we can see, rather than simply being a network of neurons, the brain can be seen as a sort of “Russian doll” in which each neuron is at the same time a part of networks with other neurons and the receptacle of many networks composed of signaling proteins. Two individual genes encode two paralogous signaling proteins: Glycogen Synthase Kinase -3 alpha and beta (GSK-3a, GSK-3b), named for its ability to phosphorylate a key metabolic enzyme of glycogen synthesis, glycogen synthase. This unique “glamour and gloom” protein kinase, has been intriguing many researches for over 30 years by its unusual features, still unknown mechanisms of its activation, its regulation by multiple “key” intracellular pathways, and its capacity to influence the functions of many substrates. Since GSK-3 was discovered, there has been significant progress in elucidating its regulatory roles in the neuron and the structure and functions of the brain. Lithium has been used as a gold standard in the treatment of bipolar disorder for 60 years; and “GSK-3’s renaissance” in psychiatry began with the discovery of GSK-3 as lithium's intracellular target. Since then, GSK3 has been implicated in the pathogenesis of mood disorders, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, ADHD, multiple sclerosis, Fragile X syndrome and Huntington disease. Connections to these and other diseases has led over the last 10 years to the generation of multiple types of GSK-3 inhibitors as promising therapeutic treatments for the aforementioned pathological conditions. During last couple years new genetic models have been generated, including conventional and conditional mouse models, allowing the discovery of new roles of GSK-3 in the mechanism of neurotransmitter action, neurodevelopment, learning and memory formation, GSK-3’s gene - effect on mouse behavior, and other functions. Thus, GSK-3 has been well-established as an intracellular second messenger for several neurotransmitter systems, and as an important therapeutic target of mood stabilizers, antipsychotics and psychomimetic drugs. The proposed Specific Topic for Frontiers in Neuroscience will be focused on the latest advances from leading laboratories in this area, subdivided into 5 topics: (1) GSK-3 history, mechanism of regulation, substrate specificity and comparison between the brain function of two GSK-3 genes through new animal models and cell biology approaches; (2) role of GSK-3 in neurodevelopment and neuronal structure; (3) involvement of GSK-3 in synaptic functions, learning and memory, and in serotonin and dopamine pathways; (4) role of GSK-3 in neuroinflammation, and application to the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis, AD, schizophrenia, Fragile X, brain tumors, stroke and bipolar disorder; (5) development of GSK-3 inhibitors and their application in psychiatry, including special discussion about the mechanism of lithium action.

Alle Menschen sind gleich erfolgreiche nicht

Author: Amy Chua
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593501178
Release Date: 2014-03-08
Genre: Political Science

Warum sind Einwanderer aus China und dem Iran Gewinnertypen und die aus anderen Nationen oft nicht? »Tigermutter« Amy Chua und ihr Mann Jed Rubenfeld haben eine überraschende Antwort. Erfolg hat, wer drei Dinge mit auf den Weg bekommt: das Gefühl kollektiver Überlegenheit, gepaart mit einer tiefen Unsicherheit gegenüber der neuen Gesellschaft und nicht zuletzt einer guten Portion Selbstdisziplin. Das Gute: Das Erfolgsprinzip ist kulturell geprägt, aber dennoch übertragbar und kann uns auch hierzulande eine Lehre sein. Vorausgesetzt, wir haben den nötigen Biss!

Ashland Vine

Author: John Burnside
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 9783641212643
Release Date: 2017-09-25
Genre: Fiction

John Burnsides großer Roman über Amerikas verdrängte Traumata Mit dem Mord an ihrem Vater, Rechtsanwalt und Gegner der Rassentrennung, endet jäh die behütete Kindheit der jungen Jean und ihres Bruders Jeremy. In der Lebensgeschichte der beiden Geschwister spiegeln sich die politischen Entwicklungen, die in der 2. Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts Amerika tief gespalten haben: von der Kommunistenhatz der McCarthy-Ära über die erstarkende Bürgerrechtsbewegung zur Black Panther Party, Vietnam und dem Kalten Krieg. Als der Traum von einer gerechten Welt in immer weitere Ferne rückt, zieht sich Jean in die Einsamkeit zurück. Bis eines Tages eine junge, alkoholkranke Frau vor ihrer Tür steht und ihre Hilfe braucht. In seinem neuen Roman erzählt John Burnside die Geschichte einer Familie aus den amerikanischen Südstaaten: berührend und poetisch eindringlich.