Articles in the Perspective Category
Coordinates 100th Issue is indeed a milestone. Just like in cricket or baseball scoring a century or a home run does not come in every innings except for the very gifted and talented. However, in the case of Coordinates it is very welcome and heartening to note that the journal is endurable, enduring and is producing a kind of a continuing dialogue that many subscribe to.
In recent years, there has been a rapid increase in the occurrence of natural disasters; for example, earthquake in Haiti and Hurricane Katrina. Taking 2005 Hurricane Katrina of New Orleans in the United States for example, approximately 150,000 human lives were endangered, despite efforts to evacuate residents to safe shelters.
Predominantly, two references bind the subscriber to the carrier for identifi cation, authentication and authorization i.e. Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card and billing number. Near future could see mobile stores selling mobile phones without SIM cards. Inbuilt system-on-chip may require the subscriber to sign-in using their apple or Google accounts to access email, Skype and so forth
There is a saying that “it takes a thief to catch a thief”. This is because to know the modus operandi of a presumptive thief is to know when, where and how that person operates. What better way than to put a ‘tag’ that will follow every movement of that person to gather evidence in order to implicate that person. Hiding a global positioning system (GPS) on a person’s vehicle is one means of collecting information with a view to later prosecution of the driver of the vehicle where a criminal act is committed.
To the existing tracts on the adaptivity theme I wish to offer my own observations. As musings prompted by one individual’s limited experience, these reflections cannot by any means represent a complete prescription answering this global question. Nevertheless, significant value can be gained from a response offering meaningful solutions wherever needed. In fact, solutions offered herein are asserted to give performance improvements that are urgently required.