Darwin among the Machines: The Evolution of Global Intelligence

Darwin among the Machines: The Evolution of Global Intelligence

George B. Dyson


As well timed now because it used to be while it used to be first released in 1997, Darwin one of the Machines tells the tale of humankind’s lengthy trip into the electronic age. Historian of know-how George Dyson strains the process the knowledge revolution, illuminating the lives and paintings of visionaries—from Thomas Hobbes to John von Neumann—who foresaw the improvement of man-made intelligence, man made lifestyles, and synthetic brain. Weaving a powerful, sometimes scary narrative of the evolution of the worldwide community, Dyson explores the boundaries of Darwinian evolution to signify what lies forward. machine courses and around the world networks are combining to provide an evolutionary theater within which the differences among nature and expertise are more and more obscured, he argues. we live in the middle of an experiment—one that echoes the prehistory of human intelligence and the origins of lifestyles. Now in a brand new paperback variation, this vintage paintings at the emergence of collective mechanical intelligence will resonate for generations to come.

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