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The Resource Digitized : the science of computers and how it shapes our world, Peter J. Bentley

Digitized : the science of computers and how it shapes our world, Peter J. Bentley

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Digitized : the science of computers and how it shapes our world
Title
Digitized
Title remainder
the science of computers and how it shapes our world
Statement of responsibility
Peter J. Bentley
Title variation
Science of computers and how it shapes our world
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this book the author tells the story of computer science, explaining how and why computers were invented, how they work, looking at real-world examples of computers in use, and considering what will happen in the future. There's a hidden science that affects every part of your life. You are fluent in its terminology of email, WiFi, social networking, and encryption. You use its results when you make a telephone call, access the Internet, use any factory-produced product, or travel in any modern car. The discipline is so new that some prefer to call it a branch of engineering or mathematics. But it is so powerful and world-changing that you would be hard-pressed to find a single human being on the planet unaffected by its achievements. The science of computers enables the supply and creation of power, food, water, medicine, transport, money, communication, entertainment, and most goods in shops. It has transformed societies with the Internet, the digitization of information, mobile phone networks and GPS (Global Positioning System) technologies. Here, the author explores how this young discipline grew from its theoretical conception by pioneers such as Turing, through its growth spurts in the Internet, its difficult adolescent stage where the promises of Artificial Intelligence (AI) were never achieved and dot-com bubble burst, to its current stage as a (semi)mature field, now capable of remarkable achievements. Charting the successes and failures of computer science through the years, he discusses what innovations may change our world in the future
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bentley, Peter
Dewey number
004
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76
LC item number
.B3753 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computer science
  • Computer science
  • Computer science
  • Computer science
  • Informatik
  • Gesellschaft
  • Computer
  • Soziologie
  • Computer science
Label
Digitized : the science of computers and how it shapes our world, Peter J. Bentley
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-283) 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
Computers uncovered -- The science of computers -- Can you compute? -- Understanding the impossible -- Turing's unstoppable machines -- Turing's legacy -- Complexity is simple -- Does P = NP? -- Oracles and other complexities -- Theoretical futures -- Disposable computing --Thinking logically -- Building brains -- Anatomy of a digital brain -- The end of the beginning -- The law of Moore -- The future is many -- Beyond von Neumann -- Your life in binary digits -- Learning to program computers -- Climbing higher -- Bases for data -- Software crisis -- Virtual futures -- Monkeys with world-spanning voices -- Diverse connections -- Inter-networking -- Addressing for success -- Spinning webs over networks -- Weaving tangled webs -- Webs of deceit -- Digital lives -- My computer made me cry -- The birth of friendly computing -- Seeing with new eyes -- Photos and chicken wire -- Waking dreams -- It's not what you do but the way that you do it -- My pet computer -- Human computer integration -- Building bionic brains -- Teaching computers how to play -- The birth of intelligence -- The seasons of AI -- Intelligence from feet to head -- Adaptation by natural selection -- Learning to learn, predicting the predictors -- Complex futures -- A computer changed my life -- Computer creativity -- Computational biology -- Computer medicine -- Computer detectives
Control code
ocn752069056
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 292 pages
Isbn
9780199693795
Lccn
2011278852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199693795
  • (OCoLC)752069056
Label
Digitized : the science of computers and how it shapes our world, Peter J. Bentley
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-283) 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
Computers uncovered -- The science of computers -- Can you compute? -- Understanding the impossible -- Turing's unstoppable machines -- Turing's legacy -- Complexity is simple -- Does P = NP? -- Oracles and other complexities -- Theoretical futures -- Disposable computing --Thinking logically -- Building brains -- Anatomy of a digital brain -- The end of the beginning -- The law of Moore -- The future is many -- Beyond von Neumann -- Your life in binary digits -- Learning to program computers -- Climbing higher -- Bases for data -- Software crisis -- Virtual futures -- Monkeys with world-spanning voices -- Diverse connections -- Inter-networking -- Addressing for success -- Spinning webs over networks -- Weaving tangled webs -- Webs of deceit -- Digital lives -- My computer made me cry -- The birth of friendly computing -- Seeing with new eyes -- Photos and chicken wire -- Waking dreams -- It's not what you do but the way that you do it -- My pet computer -- Human computer integration -- Building bionic brains -- Teaching computers how to play -- The birth of intelligence -- The seasons of AI -- Intelligence from feet to head -- Adaptation by natural selection -- Learning to learn, predicting the predictors -- Complex futures -- A computer changed my life -- Computer creativity -- Computational biology -- Computer medicine -- Computer detectives
Control code
ocn752069056
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 292 pages
Isbn
9780199693795
Lccn
2011278852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199693795
  • (OCoLC)752069056

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