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24%OFFNorbert Wiener - The Human Use Of Human Beings: Cybernetics And Society (The Da Capo series in science) - 9780306803208 - V9780306803208
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The Human Use Of Human Beings: Cybernetics And Society (The Da Capo series in science)

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Description for The Human Use Of Human Beings: Cybernetics And Society (The Da Capo series in science) Paperback. Only a few books stand as landmarks in social and scientific upheaval. Norbert Wiener's classic is one in that small company. Founder of the science of cybernetics--the study of the relationship betwee Num Pages: 200 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: GPFC; PDR. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 215 x 143 x 15. Weight in Grams: 294.
Only a few books stand as landmarks in social and scientific upheaval. Norbert Wiener's classic is one in that small company. Founder of the science of cybernetics,the study of the relationship between computers and the human nervous system,Wiener was widely misunderstood as one who advocated the automation of human life. As this book reveals, his vision was much more complex and interesting. He hoped that machines would release people from relentless and repetitive drudgery in order to achieve more creative pursuits. At the same time he realized the danger of dehumanizing and displacement. His book examines the implications of cybernetics ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
1988
Publisher
Da Capo Press
Condition
New
Number of Pages
200
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9780306803208
SKU
V9780306803208
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About Norbert Wiener
Norbert Wiener received his Ph.D. from Harvard at the age of eighteen, and joined the mathematics department at M.I.T. when he was twenty-five. honoured throughout his life with numerous scientific awards, he was the author of two autobiographies, Ex-Prodogy and I Am a Mathematician, as well as several important books and basic papers on the theory and practice of cybernetics. ... Read more

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