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Rise of the Machines: The Lost History of Cybernetics

Author: RID, THOMAS
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 416
Pub Date: 29/08/2016
Publisher: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 9781925228649
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Thomas Rid's revelatory history of cybernetics pulls together disparate threads in the history of technology, from the invention of radar and pilotless flying bombs in World War Two to today's age of CCTV, cryptocurrencies and Oculus Rift, to make plain that our current anxieties about privacy and security will be emphatically at the crux of the new digital future that we have been steadily, sometimes inadvertently, creating for ourselves. Rise of the Machines makes a singular and significant contribution to the advancement of our clearer understanding of that future - and of the past that has generated it.

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