The Universal Machine : From the Dawn of Computing to Digital Consciousness Paperback / softback
by Ian Watson
The computer unlike other inventions is universal; you can use a computer for many tasks: writing, composing music, designing buildings, creating movies, inhabiting virtual worlds, communicating...
This popular science history isn't just about technology but introduces the pioneers: Babbage, Turing, Apple's Wozniak and Jobs, Bill Gates, Tim Berners-Lee, Mark Zuckerberg.
This story is about people and the changes computers have caused.
In the future ubiquitous computing, AI, quantum and molecular computing could even make us immortal.
The computer has been a radical invention. In less than a single human life computers are transforming economies and societies like no human invention before.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 353 pages, 1 Illustrations, color; 109 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 353 p. 110 illus., 1 ill
- Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
- Publication Date: 17/05/2012
- Category: Impact of science & technology on society
- ISBN: 9783642281013
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