The nature of data: illusions of reality

Hutchinson, William and Warren, Matthew 2001, The nature of data: illusions of reality, in Informing Science and IT Education Conference: proceedings and schedule, Informing Science Institute, Santa Rosa, Calif., pp. 262-267.


Title The nature of data: illusions of reality
Author(s) Hutchinson, William
Warren, Matthew
Conference name Informing Science and IT Education. Conference (2001: Krakow, Poland)
Conference location Krakow, Poland
Conference dates 19-22 Jun. 2001
Title of proceedings Informing Science and IT Education Conference: proceedings and schedule
Editor(s) Harriger, Alka
Publication date 2001
Conference series Informing Science and IT Education Conference
Start page 262
End page 267
Publisher Informing Science Institute
Place of publication Santa Rosa, Calif.
Keyword(s) deception
illusion
reality
cyborgs
bionics
data
mobile computing
Summary The nature of data has changed as human technology has evolved. ‘Natural’ analogue data stimulate our senses, whilst machine produced data provides an intermediary for natural or artificial data to our senses. In the age of the cyborg (a machine with human attributes) and the bionic person (a human with machine attributes), it is possible for data totally alien from ‘natural reality’ to be fed directly to the brain so by-passing the senses. This is a new form of reality, which lends itself to manipulation of a kind never experienced before. The dreams of deceivers may yet be realised on a mass scale.
ISSN 1535-0703
Language eng
Field of Research 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30009511

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Information Technology
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