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The future does not compute : transcending the machines in our midst

Author: Steve Talbott
Publisher: Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly & Associates, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Many pundits tell you that the computer is ushering us toward a new Golden Age of Information. A few tell you that the computer is destroying everything worthwhile in our culture. But almost no one tells you what Stephen L. Talbott shows in this surprising book: the intelligent machine gathers its menacing powers from hidden places within you and me. It does so, that is, as long as we gaze into our screens and tap  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Talbott, Steve.
Future does not compute.
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly & Associates, ©1995
(OCoLC)604369344
Named Person: Owen Barfield; Owen Barfield
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Talbott
ISBN: 1565920856 9781565920859
OCLC Number: 32733352
Description: xix, 481 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Can human ideals survive the Internet? --
Machine in the ghost --
Future does not compute --
Settlers in cyberspace --
On being responsible for earth --
Networks and communities --
At the fringe of freedom --
Things that run by themselves --
Do we really want a global village? --
Thoughts on a group support system --
In summary --
Net-based learning communities --
Impressing the science out of children --
Children of the machine --
Dancing with my computer --
Tyranny of the detached word --
Great information hunt --
And the word become mechanical --
Listening for the silence --
Awaking from the primordial dream --
Mona Lisa's smile --
Seeing the perspective --
Can we transcend computation? --
Electronic mysticism --
What this book was about --
Owen Barfield: the evolution of consciousness --
From virtual to real --
Education without computers.
Responsibility: Stephen L. Talbott.
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"Many pundits tell you that the computer is ushering us toward a new Golden Age of Information. A few tell you that the computer is destroying everything worthwhile in our culture. But almost no one tells you what Stephen L. Talbott shows in this surprising book: the intelligent machine gathers its menacing powers from hidden places within you and me. It does so, that is, as long as we gaze into our screens and tap on our keyboards while less than fully conscious of the subtle influences passing through the interface." "After reading The Future Does Not Compute, you will never again be able to sit in front of your computer with quite the same glazed stare."--Jacket.

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