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The Resource Darwin among the machines : the evolution of global intelligence, George B. Dyson

Darwin among the machines : the evolution of global intelligence, George B. Dyson

Label
Darwin among the machines : the evolution of global intelligence
Title
Darwin among the machines
Title remainder
the evolution of global intelligence
Statement of responsibility
George B. Dyson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Introducing a cast of known and unknown characters, George B. Dyson traces the course of the information revolution, illuminating the lives and work of visionaries - from the time of Thomas Hobbes to the time of John von Neumann - who foresaw the development of artificial intelligence, artificial life, and artificial mind." "This book derives both its title and its outlook from Samuel Butler's 1863 essay "Darwin Among the Machines." Observing the beginnings of miniaturization, self-reproduction, and telecommunication among machines, Butler predicted that nature's intelligence, only temporarily subservient to technology, would resurface to claim our creations as her own." "Weaving a cohesive narrative among his brilliant predecessors, Dyson constructs a straightforward, convincing, and occasionally frightening view of the evolution of mind in the global network, on a level transcending our own. Dyson concludes that we are in the midst of an experiment that echoes the prehistory of human intelligence and the origins of life. Just as the exchange of coded molecular instructions brought life as we know it to the early earth's primordial soup, and as language and mind combined to form the culture in which we live, so, in the digital universe, are computer programs and worldwide networks combining to produce an evolutionary theater in which the distinctions between nature and technology are increasingly obscured." "Nature, believes Dyson, is on the side of the machines."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dyson, George
Dewey number
006.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q335
LC item number
.D97 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Helix books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Artificial life
  • Neural networks (Computer science)
  • Intelligence artificielle
  • Réseaux neuronaux (Informatique)
  • Vie artificielle
  • Intelligence artificielle
  • Vie artificielle
  • Réseaux neuronaux (Informatique)
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Artificial life
  • Neural networks (Computer science)
  • Künstliche Intelligenz
  • Inteligencia artificial
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Neural Networks (Computer)
  • Künstliche Intelligenz
Label
Darwin among the machines : the evolution of global intelligence, George B. Dyson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • Proving ground
  • ch. 6.
  • Rats in a cathedral
  • ch. 7.
  • Symbiogenesis
  • ch. 8.
  • On distributed communications
  • ch. 9.
  • Theory of games and economic behavior
  • ch. 1.
  • ch. 10.
  • There's plenty of room at the top
  • ch. 11.
  • Last and first men
  • ch. 12.
  • Fiddling while Rome burns
  • Leviathan
  • ch. 2.
  • Darwin among the machines
  • ch. 3.
  • General wind
  • ch. 4.
  • On computable numbers
Control code
ocm36407647
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 286 p.
Isbn
9780201406498
Lccn
97000858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o36407647
  • (OCoLC)36407647
Label
Darwin among the machines : the evolution of global intelligence, George B. Dyson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • Proving ground
  • ch. 6.
  • Rats in a cathedral
  • ch. 7.
  • Symbiogenesis
  • ch. 8.
  • On distributed communications
  • ch. 9.
  • Theory of games and economic behavior
  • ch. 1.
  • ch. 10.
  • There's plenty of room at the top
  • ch. 11.
  • Last and first men
  • ch. 12.
  • Fiddling while Rome burns
  • Leviathan
  • ch. 2.
  • Darwin among the machines
  • ch. 3.
  • General wind
  • ch. 4.
  • On computable numbers
Control code
ocm36407647
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 286 p.
Isbn
9780201406498
Lccn
97000858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o36407647
  • (OCoLC)36407647

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