Talking Back to the Machine: Computers and Human Aspiration

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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 Back 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 describe the myriad ways, both good and bad, in which our lives will be altered by ...

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Overview

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 Back 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 describe the myriad ways, both good and bad, in which our lives will be altered by information technology, and what we can do to influence these changes. Talking Back to the Machine is a must-read for anyone who is interested in technology and society.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461274339
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 193
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Content.- 1. The Folly of Prediction.- 2. Life Without Bits.- 3. Alternative Computing.- 4. Very Personal Computers.- 5. I, Software.- 6. The Lost Art of Storytelling.- 7. The Digital Battlefield.- 8. Entering the Age of Convenience.- 9. In the Belly of the Net.- 10. When Computers Become Human.- 11. A Half Century of Surprises.- 12. The Interactive Classroom.- 13. Delivering Bandwidth Like Pizza.- 14. Weird Futures.- 15. Teleportation, Time Travel, and Immortality.- 16. Pulling Diamonds from the Clay.- Closing Connections.- The Relics of ’97.

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