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How Control Theory Can Help Us Control COVID-19

COVID-19 On 17 April, 2020, 5:00 AM Chicago, IL time, Greg Stewart, Klaske van Heusden, and Guy A. Dumont released the IEEE SPECTRUM article How Control Theory Can Help Us Control COVID-19 ( link ). Stewart, et. al. wrote, “As we write these words, several billion people, the majority of the world’s population, are confined to their homes or subject to physical-distancing policies in an attempt to contain on of the worst pandemics of modern times” (Stewart, Heusden, Dumont, 17 Apr, 2020). This is a reflection against the COVID-19 pandemic’s recorded measures. The Reproduction Number of COVID-19 Against other recent disease outbreaks, Stewart, et. al. wrote that the COVID-19 pandemic is unique: the reproduction number, or Ro (“R naught”), that is, the infection rate per infected person during infection. The Cost of Easing Social-Distancing Restrictions About easing social-distancing standardization, Stewart, et. al. wrote a commonly cited proposition is binary in scope because some bloc

Information, Technology, and the Virtues of Ignorance

Information Technology and Ignorance In 1986 AD, Daniel C. Dennett wrote Information, Technology, and the Virtues of Ignorance ( link ). When Dennett was ten years old, he read Robinson Crusoe. When Dennett read Robinson Crusoe, he loved technology. Dennett loved technology so much: Dennett claimed technology is good; Dennett did not rationalize his devotions. Dennett stated we control technology unlike magic. Dennett claimed that technology that exists: is true. Dennett claimed his technology is convenient, for its blessings: his technology group has received provisions. Put an end to Tradition Against troubling technology traits, Dennett gave a proposition. Dennett claimed: his peers should leave tradition behind, or else information technology can ruin his peers' and his lives. Dennett believed we all want our lives good. Dennett stated: we want lead lives interesting. Also, Dennett stated we want lead lives good. Dennett described these things useful and a right difference. Nex

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