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Darwin Among The Machines: The Evolution Of Global Intelligence (Helix Books) Paperback – 8 Oct 1998

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  • Paperback: 306 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books; First Trade Paper Edition edition (8 Oct. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738200301
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738200309
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,009,883 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"In the game of life and evolution, there are three players at the table: human beings, nature and machine. I am firmly on the side of nature," writes George Dyson, "but nature, I suspect, is on the side of machines." In his challenging book, Dyson surrounds contemporary topics related to emerging information networks with historical context, illustrating an evolutionary dance between intelligence, nature and machines. Taking its title from an essay written by Samuel Butler in 1863, Dyson's story blends the antiquarian thinking of Thomas Hobbes, Erasmus Darwin and Gottfried Leibniz with modern research on neural networks and artificial intelligence. Dyson's perspective is unique and his style is deft, ensuring the readability of Darwin among the Machines: The Evolution of Global Intelligence. --Amazon.com --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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"Nature"
"An extraordinarily exciting, intriguing and very idiosyncratic book. ...An almost perfect example of the effective literary treatment of scientific subjects.""Los Angeles"" Times""An original, creative work of intellectual history." "Newsweek""A cogent, succinct history of thinkers and thinking that paved the way, occasionally unwittingly, to today's technology."

"Nature"
An extraordinarily exciting, intriguing and very idiosyncratic book.... An almost perfect example of the effective literary treatment of scientific subjects.
"Los Angeles Times"
An original, creative work of intellectual history.
"Newsweek"
A cogent, succinct history of thinkers and thinking that paved the way, occasionally unwittingly, to today s technology.
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Nature
-An extraordinarily exciting, intriguing and very idiosyncratic book.... An almost perfect example of the effective literary treatment of scientific subjects.-
Los Angeles Times
-An original, creative work of intellectual history.-
Newsweek
-A cogent, succinct history of thinkers and thinking that paved the way, occasionally unwittingly, to today's technology.-


Nature
"An extraordinarily exciting, intriguing and very idiosyncratic book.... An almost perfect example of the effective literary treatment of scientific subjects."

Los Angeles Times
"An original, creative work of intellectual history."

Newsweek
"A cogent, succinct history of thinkers and thinking that paved the way, occasionally unwittingly, to today's technology."
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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