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The user illusion : cutting consciousness down to size

Author: Tor Nørretranders
Publisher: New York : Viking, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author asserts that "what our consciousness rejects constitutes the most valuable part of ourselves," and that "we have to get outside and live life fully with all our senses to experience it more fully."--Jacket.
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Nørretranders, Tor.
User illusion.
New York : Viking, ©1998
(OCoLC)605352118
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tor Nørretranders
ISBN: 0670875791 9780670875795 0713991828 9780713991826
OCLC Number: 37534013
Description: xii, 467 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Computation. Ch. 1. Maxwell's Demon. Ch. 2. Throwing Away Information. Ch. 3. Infinite Algorithms. Ch. 4. The Depth of Complexity --
pt. II. Communication. Ch. 5. The Tree of Talking. Ch. 6. The Bandwidth of Consciousness. Ch. 7. The Bomb of Psychology. Ch. 8. The View from Within --
pt. III. Consciousness. Ch. 9. The Half-Second Delay. Ch. 10. Maxwell's Me. Ch. 11. The User Illusion. Ch. 12. The Origin of Consciousness --
pt. IV. Composure. Ch. 13. Inside nothing. Ch. 14. On the Edge of Chaos. Ch. 15. The Nonlinear Line. Ch. 16. The Sublime.
Other Titles: Maerk verden.
Responsibility: Tor Nørretranders ; translated by Jonathan Sydenham.

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