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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.
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
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- © Pergamon 1977
- 1st January 1977
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