Microcosm: The Quantum Revolution In Economics And Technology

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 15, 1990 - Business & Economics - 432 pages
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The crystal ball of the next technological era. Leading scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs provide vivid accounts of the latest inventions, revealing how the new international balance of power really lies in information technology.
  

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Contents

Preface
11
THE OVERTHROW OF MATTER Chapter 1 The Message from the Microcosm
17
The Prophet
32
Wires and Switches
46
THE TECHNOLOGY OF MIND Chapter 4 The Silicon Imperative
61
The Monolithic Idea
73
Flight Capital
82
Intel Memories
91
The New Balance of Power
220
THE IMPERIAL COMPUTER
233
Patterns and Analogies
235
Analog People
247
The Age of Intelligent Machines
262
The IBM Machine
280
The Neural Computer
290
The Death of Television
307

Intel Minds
101
The Curve of Declining Entropy
113
Japans Microcosm
127
THE TRANSFORMATION OF CAPITAL 163
129
The CMOS Slip
139
Mountain of Memories
150
Meads Theory
165
From Boltzmann to Conway
180
The Silicon Compiler
193
Competing Visions
208
THE QUANTUM ECONOMY
317
The New American Challenge
319
Revolt against the Microcosm
331
The Law of the Microcosm
345
The Eclipse of Geopolitics
353
Triumph over Materialism
371
Bibliographical Notes
385
Acknowledgments
403
Index
407
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George Gilder

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