Darwin Among the Machines

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Penguin Books Limited, Mar 29, 2012 - Computers - 304 pages
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'Full of historical anecdotes . . . but this is much more than a history book. [George Dyson] weaves his threads together for a purpose. Using voices of the past and present, he describes a fresh and sometimes startling viewpoint of the emerging relationship between nature and machines. From vignettes about Olaf Stapledon, George Boole, John von Neumann, and Samuel Butler, a larger story develops in which the twin processes of intelligence and evolution are inseparably intertwined' Danny Hillis, Wired

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User Review  - EmreSevinc - LibraryThing

Dyson is a master storyteller weaving a beautiful and romantic story rendered as a mesh of evolution, computation, communication, artificial life, and artifical intelligence. The book is a page-turner ... Read full review

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User Review  - humdog - LibraryThing

This is a great book -- i know of no other book that makes this particular argument as elegantly and thoroughly. this book will give you a historical background, and a different way of seeing history. Read full review

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