Machine Takeover

Machine Takeover

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

1st Edition - January 1, 1977

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  • Author: Frank George
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188034

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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

  • Preface

    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1977
  • Published: January 1, 1977
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188034

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