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- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99
Harmless artificial life forms are on the loose on the Internet. Computer viruses and even robots are now able to evolve like their biological counterparts. Telecommunications companies are sending small packets of software to go forth and multiply to cope with ever-increasing telephone traffic. Protein-based computers are on the agenda, and a team... more...
Robots Are People Too: How Siri, Google Car, and Artificial Intelligence Will Force Us to Change Our LawsABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 48.00
The only book of its kind to look at how our legal system needs to change to accommodate a world in which machines, in addition to people, make decisions. more...
- Simon & Schuster 2012; Not Available
Technology was the blessing and the bane of the twentieth century. Human life span nearly doubled in the West, but in no century were more human beings killed by new technologies of war. Improvements in agriculture now feed increasing billions, but pesticides and chemicals threaten to poison the earth. Does technology improve us or diminish us? Enslave... more...
- Penguin Group US 2000; US$ 17.00
Ray Kurzweil is the inventor of the most innovative and compelling technology of our era, an international authority on artificial intelligence, and one of our greatest living visionaries. Now he offers a framework for envisioning the twenty-first century--an age in which the marriage of human sensitivity and artificial intelligence fundamentally... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 36.95
The Human Factor investigates every level of human activity - from simple matters such as our hand-eye coordination to complex human systems such as government regulatory agencies, and why businesses would benefit from making consumer goods easier to use. more...
- Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99
With the spread of information and communication technologies (ICT)s comes the potential for new social and economic equalities. However, as Information, Power, and Politics: Technological and Institutional Mediations demonstrates, these technologies can also act as an impetus for democratizing information and knowledge. more...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 27.95
"More thriller than primer, this is the best technology book I have ever read." -Nicholas Negroponte, author of Being Digital In this provocative book, one of today's most respected thinkers turns the conversation about technology on its head by viewing technology as a natural system, an extension of biological evolution. By mapping the behavior... more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 37.99
This book represents cutting-edge research that addresses major issues of social exclusion, power and liberatory fantasies in virtual play. Specifically, the scope of the book examines three areas of concern: social psychological implications of virtual gameplay; reproduction and contestation of social inequality in virtual realms. more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 79.99
Engineers and Communities traces the evolution of a small but important innovation in Brazil from 1980 through 2005. Through a series of grand experiments with participatory water and sanitation, coalitions of engineers, planners, public officials, and residents revealed the essential elements of how urban services can be made to be more inclusive.... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 16.99
Video gaming is wildly popular and getting even more so as interfaces and devices improve. This popular account of the rise of gaming offers insight into its popularity and place in our culture as well as the impact it has on our daily lives ? from the doctor?s office to the family room sofa. more...