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The Fourth Discontinuity: The Co-Evolution of Humans and Machines

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From Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to current films like The Terminator about menacing androids, writers have expressed concern about computers and biogenetic creations taking over or altering human life. In this engrossing and lively book, Bruce Mazlish discusses the complex relationship between humans and machines, pondering the implications of humans becoming more mechanical (our bodies increasingly hooked up to artificial parts), and of computer robots being programmed to think. Mazlish argues that just as Copernicus ...

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The Fourth Discontinuity: The Co-Evolution of Humans and Machines
1995, Yale University Press, New Haven

ISBN-13: 9780300065121

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The Fourth Discontinuity: The Co-Evolution of Humans and Machines
1993, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300054118

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