Day: September 4, 2018

Autonomy Definition with context

autonomy definition

Welcome. So you have come in search of an Autonomy Definition. Nice. The sort of thing you are going to find in a dictionary website is this Autonomy: A state of being whereby one is devoid of all dependencies, completely self-sufficient – physically, mentally and spiritually. At least, they should say something like that. The ones I looked at were sub-par to say it nicely. Very quickly I want to add some context because it is a word that can be used in dozens of different ways. Modern Context of autonomy What immediately comes to mind is when I hear scientists and engineers talking about autonomous robots or cars. In this context it means machines that are operating completely by themselves and without the assistance of humans to make decisions for them. Ancient Context of autonomy Of course the concept of autonomy has been around for a lot longer than […]