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Author Rid, Thomas, 1975- author

Title Rise of the machines : the lost history of cybernetics / Thomas Rid
Published Brunswick, Vic. Scribe Publications, 2016
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Contents Intro; About the Author; Title Page; Copyright Page; Epigraph; Contents; Preface; Rise of the Machines; 1. CONTROL AND COMMUNICATION AT WAR; 2. CYBERNETICS; 3. AUTOMATION; 4. ORGANISMS; 5. CULTURE; 6. SPACE; 7. ANARCHY; 8. WAR; 9. FALL OF THE MACHINES; Acknowledgments; Notes
Summary aThomas Rid's revelatory history of cybernetics pulls together disparate threads in the history of technology, from the invention of radar and pilotless flying bombs in World War Two to today's age of CCTV, cryptocurrencies and Oculus Rift, to make plain that our current anxieties about privacy and security will be emphatically at the crux of the new digital future that we have been steadily, sometimes inadvertently, creating for ourselves. Rise of the Machines makes a singular and significant contribution to the advancement of our clearer understanding of that future ₆ and of the past that has generated it
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Subject Cybernetics -- History.
Genre/Form History.
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ISBN 1925307603 (electronic bk.)
9781925307603 (electronic bk.)