Beyond Calculation: The Next Fifty Years of Computing (Google eBook)

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Peter J. Denning, Robert M. Metcalfe
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 1, 1998 - Computers - 313 pages
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In March 1997, the Association for Computing Machinery will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the electronic computer. To understand what an extraordinary fifty years the computer has had, you need only look around you--probably no farther than your desk. Computers are everywhere: in our cars, our homes, our supermarkets, at the phone company office, and at your local hospital. But as the contributors to this volume make clear, the scientific, social and economic impact of computers is only beginning to be felt. These sixteen invited essays on the future of computing take on a dazzling variety of topics, with opinions from such experts as Gordon Bell, Sherry Turkle, Edsger W. Dijkstra, Paul Abraham, Donald Norman, Franz Alt, and David Gelernter. This brilliantly eclectic collection, commissioned to celebrate a major milestone in an ongoing technological revolution, will fascinate anybody with an interest in computers and where they're taking us.
  

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Contents

The Coming Revolution
1
The Revolution Yet to Happen
5
When Theyre Everywhere
33
Beyond Limits
43
The Tide Not the Waves
59
How to Think About Trends
65
The Coming Age of Calm Technology
75
Computers and Human Identity
87
Business and Innovation
163
The Stumbling Titan
169
The Leaders of the Future
175
Information Warfare
193
Virtual Feudalism
213
Sharing Our Planet
233
There and Not There
245
The Dynamics of Innovation
259

Growing Up in the Culture of Simulation
93
Why Its Good That Computers Dont Work Like the Brain
105
The Logic of Dreams
117
EndRunning Human Intelligence
127
A World Without Work
135
The Design of Interaction
149
How We Will Learn
267
Contributors
287
Glossary
301
Index
307
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