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Talking Back to the Machine : Computers and Human Aspiration

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ISBN: 0387984135
Издательство: Copernicus Books
Focusing on the impact of computers on humans, this book features brilliant essays on how computers will affect the ways we live, learn, teach, communicate, and relate to each other in the coming decades. How can we reconcile Shakespeare's account ofhuman behavior and that of modern brain science? That's the central question addressed by the noted Glasgow chemist A.G. Cairns-Smith in this provocative, witty, and highly accessible discussion of conscious awareness, free will, and science. From one of the editors of the renowned book Beyond Calculation, acclaimed by The New York Times for its "astonishing intellectual reach", comes a new collection of equal brilliance. Focusing on the impact of computers on humans, Talking to the Machine features essays on how computers will affect the ways we live, learn, teach, communicate, and relate to each other in the coming decades. Outstanding contemporary thinkers, representing the best of many fields, include: * Nobel...