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Rise of the machines : the lost history of cybernetics

Rid, Thomas, 1975-2016
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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.
Author:
Imprint:
Melbourne : Scribe, [2016]©2016
Collation:
xvi, 416 pages, 30 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes index.
ISBN:
9781925228649 (hbk)
Dewey class:
303.483303.48309
LC class:
T14.5
Local class:
303.483
Language:
English
BRN:
1582351
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