Beyond Calculation: The Next Fifty Years of Computing / Edition 1

Beyond Calculation: The Next Fifty Years of Computing / Edition 1

by Peter J. Denning, J. Burke, Robert M. Metcalfe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387985883

ISBN-13: 9780387985886

Pub. Date: 10/01/1998

Publisher: Springer New York

In March 1997, the Association for Computing Machinery celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the electronic computer. Computers are everywhere: in our cars, our homes, our supermarkets, at the office, and at the local hospital. But as the contributors to this volume make clear, the scientific, social and economic impact of computers is only now beginning to be

Overview

In March 1997, the Association for Computing Machinery celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the electronic computer. Computers are everywhere: in our cars, our homes, our supermarkets, at the office, and at the local hospital. But as the contributors to this volume make clear, the scientific, social and economic impact of computers is only now beginning to be felt. These sixteen invited essays on the future of computing take on a dazzling variety of topics, with opinions from such experts as Gordon Bell, Sherry Turkle, Edsger W. Dijkstra, Paul Abraham, Donald Norman, Franz Alt, and David Gelernter. This brilliantly eclectic collection will fascinate everybody with an interest in computers and where they are leading us.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387985886
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Series:
Copernicus Series
Edition description:
1997
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

I The Coming Revolution.- 1. The Revolution Yet to Happen.- 2. When They’re Everywhere.- 3. Beyond Limits.- 4. The Tide, Not the Waves.- 5. How to Think About Trends.- 6. The Coming Age of Calm Technology.- II Computers and Human Identity.- 7. Growing Up in the Culture of Simulation.- 8. Why It’s Good That Computers Don’t Work Like the Brain.- 9. The Logic of Dreams.- 10. End-Running Human Intelligence.- 11. A World Without Work.- 12. The Design of Interaction.- III Business and Innovation.- 13. The Stumbling Titan.- 14. The Leaders of the Future.- 15. Information Warfare.- 16. Virtual Feudalism.- 17. Sharing Our Planet.- 18. There and Not There.- 19. The Dynamics of Innovation.- 20. How We Will Learn.- Contributors.

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