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The user illusion : cutting consciousness down to size

Author: Tor Nørretranders
Publisher: London : Penguin, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First published in 1998, the title refers to the simplistic mental image most of us have of our PCs. The author says our consciousness is our user illusion of ourselves. Drawing on scientific  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tor Nørretranders
ISBN: 0140230122 9780140230123 0670875791 9780670875795
OCLC Number: 224695598
Language Note: Translation of: Maerk verden.
Notes: Originally published : U.S. : Viking Penguin, 1998.
Description: 467 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Part 1 Computation: Maxwell's demon; throwing away information; infinite algorithms; the depth of complexity. Part 2 Communication: the tree of talking; the bandwidth of consciousness; the bomb of psychology; the view from within. Part 3 Consciousness: the half-second delay; Maxwell's Me; the user illusion; the origin of consiousness. Part 4 Composure: inside nothing; on the edge of chaos; the nonlinear line; the sublime.
Other Titles: Maerk verden.
Responsibility: Tor Nørretranders.

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