When Things Start to Think: Integrating Digital Technology into the Fabric of Our Lives

When Things Start to Think: Integrating Digital Technology into the Fabric of Our Lives

by Neil Gershenfeld

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When Things Start to Think: Integrating Digital Technology into the Fabric of Our Lives by Neil Gershenfeld

This is a book for people who want to know what the future is going to look like and for people who want to know how to create the future. Gershenfeld offers a glimpse at the brave new post-computerized world, where microchips work for us instead of against us. He argues that we waste the potential of the microchip when we confine it to a box on our desk: the real electronic revolution will come when computers have all but disappeared into the walls around us. Imagine a digital book that looks like a traditional book printed on paper and is pleasant to read in bed but has all the mutability of a screen display. How about a personal fabricator that can organize digitized atoms into anything you want, or a musical keyboard that can be woven into a denim jacket? In When Things Start to Think, Gershenfeld tells the story of his Things that Think group at MIT's Media Lab, the group of innovative scientists and researchers dedicated to integrating digital technology into the fabric of our lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466873520
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/10/2014
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 225
Sales rank: 1,127,769
File size: 556 KB

About the Author

Neil Gershenfeld, Ph.D., is an associate professor at MIT, the director of the Media Lab's Physics and Media Group, and codirector of the Things that Think consortium. Gershenfeld has written for Wired and for other technology publications, and he lives in Boston.


Neil Gershenfeld, Ph.D., is an associate professor at MIT, the director of the Media Lab's Physics and Media Group, and codirector of the Things that Think consortium. Gershenfeld has written for Wired and for other technology publications, and he lives in Boston. He is the author of several books, including When Things Start to Think.

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