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This is actually a very important principle that science is learning about large systems like evolution and that futurists are learning about anticipating human society: just because a future scenario is plausible doesn't mean we can get there from here.
I think there are specific times where film noir is a natural concomitant of the mood. When there's insecurity, collapse of financial systems - that's where film noir always hits fertile ground.
It's a different outlook, and one that I understand. When you are a former member of the Warsaw Pact, when you have lived behind the Berlin Wall, when you have experienced the communist systems that existed in these countries, for them, the West represents hope.
The body maintains balance in only a handful of ways. At the end of the day, disease occurs when these basic systems are out of whack.
Since September 11th Congress has created the Department of Homeland Security, more than doubled the homeland security budget and implemented a bipartisan overhaul of our intelligence systems.
Although the Internet makes it seem as if you have a direct connection to the securities market, you don't. Lines may clog; systems may break; orders may back-up.
I have developed a Zen-like approach to the operating systems that people use: 'When you're ready, the right operating system will appear in your life.'
We have all kinds of government compensation systems that are much more efficient than the lawyers.
Knowing reality means constructing systems of transformations that correspond, more or less adequately, to reality.
The real conflict, if any exists, is between two industrial systems.
The things that drive me crazy are coming from this place of people suffering because of people polluting into rivers or whatever. It's not simply just about systems; it's an emotional reaction to seeing animals or people suffering.
In my case, I used the elements of these simple forms - square, cube, line and color - to produce logical systems. Most of these systems were finite; that is, they were complete using all possible variations. This kept them simple.
I think one has to say it's not just simply a matter of capturing people and holding them accountable, but removing the sanctuaries, removing the support systems, ending states who sponsor terrorism. And that's why it has to be a broad and sustained campaign.
National languages are all huge systems of vested interests which sullenly resist critical inquiry.
What is needed now is a transformation of the major systems of production more profound than even the sweeping post-World War II changes in production technology.
The people in Iraq lived essentially good lives. They had brilliant health and education systems. Saddam actually created an incredible infrastructure in a very difficult country, but they were a Mafia family. If you said anything against that regime or that family you would be killed instantly.
I have never come across a technology that doesn't change. This is inevitable. You have to adapt your systems as technology develops.
Gijs de Vries
The crisis that the world finds itself in as it swings on the hinge of a new millennium is located in something deeper than particular ways of organizing political systems and economies.
Agriculture looks different today - our farmers are using GPS and you can monitor your irrigation systems over the Internet.
The Jewish nation is indeed, the heart of the world and there is no reason for the existence of empires, kings, rulers, masses or systems aside from their reaction to the Jewish people.
Nobody should have to be a systems integrator to make a convergence network work in their home.
Arizona now has one of the most innovative systems of financing school construction in the nation.
Jane D. Hull
You know, there was a time, just before I started to study physical science, when astronomers thought that systems such as we have here in the solar system required a rare triple collision of stars.
The transmission systems are still regulated.
It's amazing to me that they're cutting physical education programs in the school systems.
All physical systems can be thought of as registering and processing information, and how one wishes to define computation will determine your view of what computation consists of.
Systems are to be appreciated by their general effects, and not by particular exceptions.
James F. Cooper
I wanted to have virtual memory, at least as it's coupled with file systems.
I would say the flip side to my fascination with systems is a fascination with components. So many of my books are dialogues between little and big.
Segregation in the South is honest, open and aboveboard. Of the two systems, or styles of segregation, the Northern and the Southern, there is no doubt whatever in my mind which is the better.
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