Machine Takeover - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080212296, 9781483188034

Machine Takeover

1st Edition

The Growing Threat to Human Freedom in a Computer-Controlled Society

Authors: Frank George
eBook ISBN: 9781483188034
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1977
Page Count: 208
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Machine Takeover: The Growing Threat to Human Freedom in a Computer-Controlled Society discusses the implications of technological advancement. The title identifies the changes in society that no one is aware of, along with what this changes entails. The text first covers the information science, particularly the aspect of an automated system for information processing. Next, the selection deals with social implications of information science, such as information pollution. The text also tackles the concerns in the utilization of technology in order to manipulate the lives of people without their knowledge. In Part III, the title covers the science of cybernetics and artificial intelligence. The last part tackles the consequences of modern science. The book will be of great interest to readers who are concerned with the direction of contemporary science.

Table of Contents


Part I Information and Data Processing

Chapter 1. Quick Step from the Abacus

Chapter 2. Data Processing in Many Worlds

Part II. Information Science: How the Story Starts

Chapter 3. Where the Rot Sets in

Chapter 4. The Explosive State

Chapter 5. The Power Game

Part III. The Science of Cybernetics

Chapter 6. The Intelligence Factory

Chapter 7. Sophisticated Monsters

Part IV. The Consequences of Modern Science

Chapter 8. Emotional and Aesthetic Man

Chapter 9. Final Rites

Chapter 10. The Golden Road

Further Reading

Name Index

Subject Index


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