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    • Rise of the Machines

    • A Cybernetic History
    • By: Thomas Rid
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    As lives offline and online merge, it's easy to forget how we got here. Rise of the Machines reclaims the story of cybernetics, a control theory of man and machine. Thomas Rid delivers a portrait of our technology-enraptured era. Springing from mathematician Norbert Wiener amid the devastation of World War II, the cybernetic vision underpinned a host of myths about the future of machines. This vision radically transformed the postwar world, ushering in sweeping cultural change.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Machines? Cybernetics? 80% of the book had nothing to do with it

    • By Amazon Customer 47 on 09-25-16

    Regular price: $27.99