Network Dreams: Thinking Together in a Flattened World
Now in the process of publication, Network Dreams charts the evolution of the network idea from its beginning a hundred years ago in the notebooks of Teilhard de Chardin to the latest technology of deep networks, intelligent avatars, and white-collar robots. The book uses the colorful and fascinating lives of a dozen computer engineers, philosophers, sociologists, and science fiction writers to animate the core ideas and long term trends. And it concludes with a bold and largely optimistic vision of a more cooperative and bountiful world. Networks create communities, communities learn to care, and caring communities lead to collective intelligence on a global scale, suggesting the new and profoundly more productive species Teilhard dreamed of long ago.
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