When Things Start to Think

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Macmillan, 2000. gada 15. febr. - 225 lappuses
This is a book for people who want to know what the future is going to look like and for people who want to know how to create the future. Gershenfeld offers a glimpse at the brave new post-computerized world, where microchips work for us instead of against us. He argues that we waste the potential of the microchip when we confine it to a box on our desk: the real electronic revolution will come when computers have all but disappeared into the walls around us. Imagine a digital book that looks like a traditional book printed on paper and is pleasant to read in bed but has all the mutability of a screen display. How about a personal fabricator that can organize digitized atoms into anything you want, or a musical keyboard that can be woven into a denim jacket? Gershenfeld tells the story of his Things that Think group at MIT's Media Lab, the group of innovative scientists and researchers dedicated to integrating digital technology into the fabric of our lives.
 

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WHEN THINGS START TO THINK

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This book is the result of Gershenfeld's years of research as director of the Physics and Media Group at MIT's famous Media Lab—it lets us peek at the remarkable new digitized world he foresees. He ... Lasīt pilnu pārskatu

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The title of this book as well as certain passages describing the 'Home of the Future was very enticing. There were too many digressions into only tangentially-related areas though. Lasīt pilnu pārskatu

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Bits and Books
11
Digital Expression
25
Wear Ware Where?
43
The Personal Fabricator
61
Smart Money
75
Rights and Responsibilities
93
Bad Words
105
Bit Beliefs
121
Seeing Through Windows
135
The Nature of Computation
149
The Business of Discovery
167
Information and Education
183
Things That Think
197
Afterword
213
Index
215
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Neil Gershenfeld, Ph.D., is an associate professor at MIT, the director of the Media Lab's Physics and Media Group, and codirector of the Things that Think consortium. Gershenfeld has written for Wired and for other technology publications, and he lives in Boston.

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