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The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society (Da Capo Paperback)

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Only a few books stand as landmarks in social and scientific upheaval. Norbert Wiener's classic is one in that small company. Founder of the science of cybernetics—the study of the relationship between computers and the human nervous system—Wiener was widely misunderstood as one who advocated the automation of human life. As this book reveals, his vision was much more complex and interesting. He hoped that machines would release people from relentless and repetitive drudgery in order to achieve more creative pursuits. At the same time he realized the danger of dehumanizing and displacement. His book examines the implications of cybernetics for education, law, language, science, technology, as he anticipates the enormous impact—in effect, a third industrial revolution—that the computer has had on our lives.

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Only a few books stand as landmarks in social and scientific upheaval. Norbert Wiener's classic is one in that small company. Founder of the science of cybernetics—the study of the relationship betwee

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Norbert Wiener received his Ph.D. from Harvard at the age of eighteen, and joined the mathematics department at M.I.T. when he was twenty-five. Honored throughout his life with numerous scientific awards, he was the author of two autobiographies, Ex-Prodogy and I Am a Mathematician, as well as several important books and basic papers on the theory and practice of cybernetics.

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m_salem80, April 26, 2009 (view all comments by m_salem80)
wonderful book ,i need it in phd ,i wish even to have soft copy :)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780306803208
Author:
Wiener, Norbert
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Author:
Weiner, Norbert
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cybernetics
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Da Capo Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 5
Publication Date:
April 1988
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 8.5 oz

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