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Rise of the machines : a cybernetic history / Thomas Rid.

Rid, Thomas, 1975- author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville 303.483 RID (Text) 37323005273183 NONFIC Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library 303.483 Rid (Text) 31208912458249 new non-fiction Available -
West Lafayette Public Library - West Lafayette 303.48309 RID (Text) 31951004124167 Main Floor - New Arrivals Checked out 10/29/2016

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  • ISBN: 9780393286007 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0393286002 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xvi, 414 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [355]-385) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Control and communication at war -- Cybernetics -- Automation -- Organisms -- Culture -- Space -- Anarchy -- War -- Fall of the machines.
Summary, etc.: Springing from the febrile mind of mathematician Norbert Wiener amid the devastation of World War II, the cybernetic vision underpinned a host of seductive myths about the future of machines. This vision would radically transform the postwar world, ushering in sweeping cultural change. From the Cold War's monumental SAGE bomber defense system to enhanced humans, Wiener's scheme turned computers from machines of assured destruction into engines of brilliant utopias.
Subject: Technology > Social aspects
Automation > Social aspects
Cybernetics > History.
Information warfare > History.
Machinery > History.

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