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Plato and the Nerd The Creative Partnership of Humans and Technology

Author: Edward Ashford Lee
Publisher: Cambridge MIT Press 2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How humans and technology evolve together in a creative partnership
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Ashford Lee
ISBN: 9780262341202 0262341204 9780262036481 0262036487
OCLC Number: 1021211121
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (283 Seiten)
Contents: Preface --
I Yang --
1 Shadows on the Wall --
1.1 Nerds --
1.2 Artificial and Natural --
1.3 Design and Discovery --
1.4 Engineering and Science --
2 Inventing Laws of Nature --
2.1 The Unknown Knowns --
2.2 Models of Nature --
2.3 Models Are Wrong --
3 Models of Models of Models of Models of Things --
3.1 Technological Tapestries --
3.2 Complexity Simplified --
3.3 Transitivity of Models --
3.4 Reductionism --
4 Hardware Is Ephemeral --
4.1 Hard and Soft --
4.2 Semiconductors --
4.3 Digital Switches --
4.4 Logic Gates --
4.5 Logic Diagrams --
4.6 Digital Machines --
5 Software Endures --
5.1 Self-Scaffolding --
5.2 Instruction Set Architectures --
5.3 Programming Languages --
5.4 Operating Systems --
5.5 Libraries, Languages, and Dialects --
5.6 The Cloud --
6 Evolution and Revolution --
6.1 Normal Engineering --
6.2 Crisis and Failure --
6.3 Crisis and Opportunity --
6.4 Models in Crisis --
II Yin --
7 Information --
7.1 Pessimism Becomes Optimism --
7.2 Information-Processing Machines --
7.3 Measuring Information --
7.4 Continuous Information --
8 The Limits of Software --
8.1 Universal Machines? --
8.2 Undecidability --
8.3 Cardinality --
8.4 Digital Physics? --
9 Symbiosis --
9.1 The Notion of a Continuum --
9.2 The Impossible Becomes Possible --
9.3 Digital Psyche? --
9.4 Symbiotic Partnership --
9.5 Incompleteness --
10 Determinism --
10.1 Laplace's Demon --
10.2 The Butterfly Effect --
10.3 Incompleteness of Determinism --
10.4 The Hard and the Soft of Determinism --
11 Probability and Possibility --
11.1 The Bayesians and the Frequentists --
11.2 Continuums, Again --
11.3 Impossibility and Improbability --
12 Final Thoughts --
12.1 Dualism --
12.2 Obstacles --
12.3 Autonomy and Intelligence --
Bibliography --
Index

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