Descartes' dream: the world according to mathematics
Descartes' Dream consists of a series of thought-provoking essays examining the impact of mathematics and computers on universal ideas of reality, knowledge and time. Contains 71 illustrations.
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Where the Dream Stands Today
Are We Drowning in Digits?
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