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Mirror Worlds : or the Day Software Puts the Universe in a Shoebox ... How It Will Happen and What It Will Mean.

By: Gelernter, DavidMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992. Description: 1 online resource (254 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780195344851; 0195344855; 1280526475; 9781280526473; 9786610526475; 6610526478; 1429406984; 9781429406987Subject(s): Computer software | Software engineering | COMPUTERS -- Software Development & Engineering -- General | Computer software | Software engineering | Weltbild | Zukunft | Virtuelle Realität | Logiciels -- Développement | Génie logiciel | Software | SoftwareGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 005.3 | 005 LOC classification: QA76.754.G45 1991Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Notes on the Figures; Prologue; 1 Mirror Worlds?; 2 The Orb; 3 Disembodied Machines; 4 Space, Time and Multi-time; 5 The Deluge; 6 Simple Mind Machines; 7 Building Mirror Worlds; Epilogue; Notes; Index.
Summary: This speculative and explanatory essay takes the reader on a tour of the computer technology of the near future. The author explains how the new software will be made and how it will allow humans to explore their world in unprecedented depth and detail.
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Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Notes on the Figures; Prologue; 1 Mirror Worlds?; 2 The Orb; 3 Disembodied Machines; 4 Space, Time and Multi-time; 5 The Deluge; 6 Simple Mind Machines; 7 Building Mirror Worlds; Epilogue; Notes; Index.

This speculative and explanatory essay takes the reader on a tour of the computer technology of the near future. The author explains how the new software will be made and how it will allow humans to explore their world in unprecedented depth and detail.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-231) and index.

English.

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