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MIRROR WORLDS: Or the Day Software Puts the Universe in a Shoebox - How It Will Happen and What It Will Mean Paperback – 28 Jan 1993

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press USA; New Ed edition (28 Jan. 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019507906X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195079067
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.7 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,109,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This is a fascinating book, and important from the point of view of thinking about the future of software. It's also very easy to read, being written in a conversational style, not American academic jargon.'The Guardian

'most unusual and perhaps most speculative'Clifford A. Pickover, Nature


In this fascinating book - part speculation, part explanation, Gelernter takes us on a tour of the computer technology of the near future. Mirror Worlds, he contends, will allow us to explore the world in unprecedented depth and detail without ever changing out of our pyjamas! Gelernter does much more than just speculate about how this amazing new software will be used - he shows us how it will be made, explaining carefully and in detail how to build a mirror world using technology already available. Mirror Worlds offers a lucid and humanistic account of the coming software revolution, told by a computer scientist at the cutting edge of his field.

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