Rise of the machines : a cybernetic history
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New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016].
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Book
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First edition.
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xvi, 414 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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1 copy. Additional copies on order.
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303.483 Rid
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English
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9780393286007, 0393286002

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-385) and index.
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"Springing from the febrile mind of mathematician Norbert Wiener amid the devastation of World War II, the cybernetic vision underpinned a host of seductive myths about the future of machines. This vision would radically transform the postwar world, ushering in sweeping cultural change. From the Cold War's monumental SAGE bomber defense system to enhanced humans, Wiener's scheme turned computers from machines of assured destruction into engines of brilliant utopias. Cybernetics triggered blissful cults, the Whole Earth Catalog, and feminist manifestos, just as it fueled martial gizmos and the air force's foray into virtual space. As Rid shows, Cybernetics proved a powerful tool for two competing factions -- those who sought to make a better world and those who sought to control the one at hand. In the Bay Area, techno-libertarians embraced networked machines as the portal to a new electronic frontier: a peaceful, open space of freedom. In Washington, DC, cyberspace provided the perfect theater for dominance and war. Meanwhile the future arrived secretly in 1996, with Moonlight Maze, dawn of a new age of digital state-on-state espionage. That "first cyberwar" ... went on for years -- and indeed has never stopped. In our long-promised cybernetic future, the line between utopia and dystopia continues to be disturbingly thin."--Jacket flap.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Rid, T. (2016). Rise of the machines: a cybernetic history. First edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Rid, Thomas, 1975-. 2016. Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Rid, Thomas, 1975-, Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.

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Rid, Thomas. Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History. First edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2016. Print.

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