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Spare Parts By Sally Rogers-Davidson
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Join the Space Corps - Sacrifice has its rewards... C-grade citizen of the Greater Melbourne Megalopolis, Kelty lives in a city filled with towers reaching halfway to the sky. While... More > ‘Skywalkers’, the A- and B-grade citizens live above the clouds with access to all the wonders of the late 21st century, ‘Subbies’ like Kelty must dwell in the shadows and smog of the streets below. When her best friend is horribly injured in an explosion at the recycle plant where they both work, Kelty is faced with the loss of a friend and a hopeless future, or the unthinkable choice of leaving everyone and everything behind to join the Space Corps. There’s just one catch - first she must trade her human body in for a State-of-the-Art Cyboform... First Published in 1999 by Penguin Books Australia. Spare Parts was short listed for the 1999 Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, and chosen as a Notable Australian Children’s Book for the Year 2000 by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.< Less
Dementia Praecox - Book One: Host By Jesse Heindl
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In 1984, advances in artificial intelligence and human-computer interfacing have resulted in the development of the Cybro-Implant, a computerized personality with the speed and efficiency of a... More > computer and the sentience and reasoning of a human mind. The highest levels of the CIA have a plan to use this technology to create the perfect undercover operative: a fully trained, highly effective field agent in the frame of someone no one would ever suspect. And they’ve found a host for the prototype in Jesse Handler, high school sophomore. Jesse is about to be saddled with a rather atypical set of problems.< Less
The Iscariot Algorithm: Book One By Ross Saunders
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The world of the Iscariot Algorithm is one where humanity is on the ropes and nearly conquered by the machines intended to make life easier. It is in this world that Book One opens on Grey, a broken... More > down product of the Corporation that now controls the world. Recruited by a captivating beauty, Grey joins their effort to strike out at the massive computer entity that dominates all life while confronting his own demons and ghosts. Ross Saunders is a product of the University of Maine at Farmington's Creative Writing program, earning a BFA in Creative Writing there. He presently resides in Vermont where he regularly monitors entropic elements in the world while chronicling tales of amazement and flights of fancy.< Less
Mechanica: Fables for an Information Age By Ivan Tichy
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Swifian fables about two robot constructors who can make anything in the universe, and end up messing up the universe.
Studies on Complex Systems By Sisto Firrao
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The author gives his contribution to the solution of important problems related to the setting of an organization theory of complex systems and shows the applications resulting from it in important... More > fields of knowledge, such as biological, the psychological and sociological. He shows how traditional concepts of science are upset. In particular, certain results of Clausius in thermodynamics and of Boltzmann in statistical physics, the formulation of the problem of the order formation in isolated systems, the theory of the galaxies formation, certain aspects of the theory of evolution, the organization of the immune system, then important aspects of psychic and social systems.< Less
Studies on Complex Systems By Sisto Firrao
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The author gives his contribution to the solution of important problems related to the setting of an organization theory of complex systems and shows the applications resulting from it in important... More > fields of knowledge, such as biological, the psychological and sociological. He shows how traditional concepts of science are upset. In particular, certain results of Clausius in thermodynamics and of Boltzmann in statistical physics, the formulation of the problem of the order formation in isolated systems, the theory of the galaxies formation, certain aspects of the theory of evolution, the organization of the immune system, then important aspects of psychic and social systems.< Less
Man, His Thoughts and Thinking Devices By Abanda Bonaventure
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Cybernetics is defined as "the science of control and communication, in the animal and the machine" in a word, as the art of steersmanship; and this book will interest all who are... More > interested in cybernetics, communication theory and methods for regulation and control. W. Ross Ashby (1903-1972) was an English psychiatrist and a pioneer in cybernetics, the study of complex systems. His two books, "Design for a Brain" and "An Introduction to Cybernetics," to be the landmark works for this subject. This book introduces exact and logical thinking into the nascent discipline and were highly influential. Contents include: What is new Change,the Determinate Machine,the Machine with Input,stability,the Black Box,Quantity of Variety,Transmission of Variety,Incessant Transmission,Regulation in Biological Systems,Requisite Variety,The Error-controlled Regulator, Regulating the Very Large System and amplifying regulation.< Less
Mind Making By Patrick Roberts
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What knowledge is more valuable than the universal laws of science? The laws of the law-making mind. Not the ideas of gravity or electricity but the methods of mind that made them.
Mind Making By Patrick Roberts
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What knowledge is more valuable than the universal laws of science? The laws of the law-making mind. Not the ideas of gravity or electricity but the methods of mind that made them.
Part of the World. Fractals of Ethics - A Drama in Three Acts By Heinz von Foerster & Monika Silvia Broecker
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Most extensive biography of Heinz von Foerster. Translated by Barbara Anger-Díaz, PhD.

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