The Blunt Philosophy of Daniel Dennett

By Samuel Phineas Upham

Anyone looking for easy answers to life’s big mysteries might want to avoid reading Daniel Dennett’s latest work, “Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking.” As profiled in the New York Times, Dennett uses a science-based approach to reach deep philosophical conclusions about some vexing questions. But these conclusions aren’t always what people want to hear.

According to Dennett, consciousness is simply a construct of the workings of the mind and not tied to any other spiritual level. Dennett believes that a computer could theoretically be programmed to mimic all of the workings of the mind, including creating a sense of consciousness. This analytic and blunt approach to philosophy has earned Dennett a reputation as one of the leading philosophers of his era but has also put him at odds with many of his contemporaries who see philosophy as a pursuit less grounded in scientific facts.

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Samuel Phineas Upham About the Author: Samuel Phineas Upham is an investor at a family office/ hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phin Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media & Technology group. You may contact Phin on his Samuel Phineas Upham website or Twitter.

The Benefits of Remote Desktop Management

Every businessman or manager recognizes the need for maximum productivity as it correlates to greater profitability or a quicker return on investment.

This means staying in touch with the numbers that justify whether or not certain productivity levels are being reached or not.

However, this can get complicated to handle especially if as a leader you have to leave the company for a period of time.

Which begs the question: How can you keep track of productivity, access your own files if you need them or even get detailed information on how your employees are faring at work?

It’s simple – this is where remote desktop management plays an important role as it not only allows you to gives you access to your documents but also gives you the ability to keep tabs on employees as well in being able to monitor how they are using their systems.

All you need is a decent internet connection and a computer or a smartphone to not only not monitor remote sessions but also look at detailed reportsin this regard.

Speaking of detailed reports, obtaining software that offers you the feature of a terminal services log helps you to also capture what any or all users do in a given session – one that can come in handy especially if this is for legal or compliance purposes.

Keeping these features in mind, it isn’t hard to see how beneficial remote desktop software can be for a variety of businesses.

RDPSoft Company, which is based in Las Vegas, offers products that help businesses track productivity as a whole by means of remote monitoring and reporting software. With the company’s focus on remote desktop software, their most prominent offering is the remote desktop manager.

What is a Terminal Server Monitor?

It’s not a stretch to assume that the technology associated with remote desktop or terminal server monitoring is catching on.

After all, the concept of ‘work anywhere’ has become a reality and people are warming up to the idea of not even having to report to an office for work everyday.

However, what hasn’t changed is the need for managers and businessmen to ensure that productivity levels are high while also pleasing their clients when it comes to monitoring (and even capturing) work carried out by employees.

Speaking of productivity, this can be tracked using technology that is best described as a terminal server monitor or reporter. It involves obtaining administrator rights to remote desktop software that has been designed to not only keep track of productivity, log in and log out times but also throw up reports of your organization’s productivity as a whole.

How this is done is by accessing all the computers on your company’s network. Now, even if you aren’t savvy with computers, you don’t need to worry about how you can set up or use this software as there are detailed help files, tech support and a simple graphic user interface that one can access by a few clicks of a mouse.

Think about it: you won’t even have to be at the office to know what’s going on or even if productivity levels are the same too.

In fact, the information that you are able to generate will be as good as than what you can get when you are physically present at the office.

RDPSoft Company, which is based in Las Vegas, offers products that help businesses track productivity as a whole by means of remote monitoring and reporting software. The act of monitoring remote desktops has been simplified for the benefit of anyone who runs a business and needs to stay in touch with their employees.