Rise of the machines : a cybernetic history (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Rise of the machines : a cybernetic history

Rise of the machines : a cybernetic history

Author: Thomas Rid
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"Springing from the febrile mind of mathematician Norbert Wiener amid the devastation of World War II, the cybernetic vision underpinned a host of seductive myths about the future of machines. This vision would radically transform the postwar world, ushering in sweeping cultural change. From the Cold War's monumental SAGE bomber defense system to enhanced humans, Wiener's scheme turned computers from machines of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Rid
ISBN: 9780393286007 0393286002
OCLC Number: 921868924
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 414 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Control and communication at war --
Cybernetics --
Automation --
Organisms --
Culture --
Space --
Anarchy --
War --
Fall of the machines.
Responsibility: Thomas Rid.


A sweeping history of our deep entanglement with technology.  Read more...


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