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Edges of Reality: Mind vs. Computer
     

Edges of Reality: Mind vs. Computer

by William D. May
 
Edges of Reality: Mind vs. Computer articulates the theories surrounding these questions in a lucid, easy-to-understand way that emphasizes clarity of language, and utilizes concise examples and pertinent illustrations. This book allows the reader to actually understand these ideas, not simply read about them!

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Edges of Reality: Mind vs. Computer articulates the theories surrounding these questions in a lucid, easy-to-understand way that emphasizes clarity of language, and utilizes concise examples and pertinent illustrations. This book allows the reader to actually understand these ideas, not simply read about them!

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May (computer science, George Mason U. and Virginia Tech) explores the limits of computer intelligence and human consciousness, arguing that computers will never be as powerful as science fiction leads us to believe. He romps through the sciences in quest of unsolvable questions using nonmathematical explanations, analogies, and examples. Some of the popular topics he explores are whether computers can have consciousness, questions of free will and cosmology, the future of virtual reality, and theories exemplified by "real-world" laws, resource allocation, and economics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306452727
Publisher:
Da Capo Books
Publication date:
05/15/1996
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.55(h) x 1.22(d)
Lexile:
1130L (what's this?)

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