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Analogia - The Emergence of Technology Beyond Programmable Control

George Dyson

Narrator Donald Corren

Publisher: Recorded Books

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Summary

In Analogia, technology historian George Dyson presents a startling look back at the analog age and lifebefore the digital revolution—and an unsettling vision of what comes next.In 1716, the philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz spent eight days taking the cure withPeter the Great at Bad Pyrmont in Saxony, seeking to initiate a digitally-computed takeover of the world. In his classicbooks, Darwin Among the Machines and Turing’s Cathedral, Dyson chronicled the realization of Leibniz’s dream at thehands of a series of iconoclasts who brought his ideas to life. Now, in his pathbreaking new book, Analogia, he offers achronicle of people who fought for the other side—the Native American leader Geronimo and physicist Leo Szilard,among them—a series of stories that will change our view not only of the past but also of the future.The convergence of a startling historical archaeology with Dyson’s unusual personal story—set alternately in therarified world of cutting-edge physics and computer science, in Princeton, and in the rainforest of the NorthwestCoast—leads to a prophetic vision of an analog revolution already under way. We are, Dyson reveals, on the cusp of anew moment in human history, driven by a generation of machines whose powers are beyond programmable control.
Duration: about 10 hours (09:41:58)
Publishing date: 2020-08-18; Unabridged; Copyright Year: — Copyright Statment: —