The Human Use of Human Beings
Cybernetics and Society
By (author) Norbert Wiener
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Human Use of Human Beings by Norbert Wiener
Book DescriptionOnly a few books stand as landmarks in social and scientific upheaval. Norbert Wiener's classic is one in that small company. Founder of the science of cybernetics--the study of the relationship between computers and the human nervous system--Wiener was widely misunderstood as one who advocated the automation of human life. As this book reveals, his vision was much more complex and interesting. He hoped that machines would release people from relentless and repetitive drudgery in order to achieve more creative pursuits. At the same time he realized the danger of dehumanizing and displacement. His book examines the implications of cybernetics for education, law, language, science, technology, as he anticipates the enormous impact--in effect, a third industrial revolution--that the computer has had on our lives.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306803208
(210mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1988
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Norbert Wiener
Fourier Integral and Certain of its Applications, Paperback (November 1988)
The book was written from lectures given at the University of Cambridge and maintains throughout a high level of rigour.
Extrapolation, Interpolation, and Smoothing of Stationary Time Series, Paperback (December 1949)» View all books by Norbert Wiener
The basis for modern communication theory by one of the founders of the field of artificial intelligence.
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Author Biography - Norbert Wiener
Norbert Wiener received his Ph.D. from Harvard at the age of eighteen, and joined the mathematics department at M.I.T. when he was twenty-five. Honored throughout his life with numerous scientific awards, he was the author of two autobiographies, Ex-Prodogy and I Am a Mathematician, as well as several important books and basic papers on the theory and practice of cybernetics.
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