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The social mind

Bernardo A. Huberman

in Origins of the Human Brain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523901
eISBN:
9780191689048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523901.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The aspect of distributed intelligence that this chapter addresses has to do with the performance of a group of agents engaging in co-operative tasks to determine the overall performance that results ... More


Insect Media: An Archaeology of Animals and Technology

Jussi Parikka

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667390
eISBN:
9781452947075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667390.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Since the early nineteenth century, when entomologists first popularized the unique biological and behavioral characteristics of insects, technological innovators and theorists have proposed insects ... More


A Smart Mob Is Not Necessarily a Wise Mob

Howard Rheingold and Adolfo Plasencia

in Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0030
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Howard Rheingold, professor and expert in cultural, social and new digital media fields, who coined the term ‘Virtual Community’, starts this dialogue by defining the complex meaning encompassed in ... More


Moore's Law, Artificial Evolution, and the Fate of Humanity

Douglas R. Hofstadter

in Perspectives on Adaptation in Natural and Artificial Systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162929
eISBN:
9780197562116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162929.003.0014
Subject:
Computer Science, Mathematical Theory of Computation

More or less simultaneously in the closing year of the twentieth century, there appeared a curious coterie of books whose central, sensational-sounding claim was that humanity was on the verge of ... More


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