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    DescriptionIn the aftermath of the methodical destruction of Iraq during the Persian Gulf War, the power and efficiency of new computerized weapons and surveillance technology have become chillingly apparent. For Manuel DeLanda, however, this new weaponry has a significance that goes far beyond military applications; he shows how it represents a profound historical shift in the relation of human beings both to machines and to information. The recent emergence of intelligent and autonomous bombs and missiles equipped with artificial perception and decision-making capabilities is, for Delanda, part of a much larger transfer of cognitive structures from humans to machines in the late twentieth century. War in the Age of Intelligent Machines provides a rich panorama of these astonishing developments; it details the mutating history of information analysis and machinic organization from the mobile siege artillery of the Renaissance, the clockwork armies of the Thirty Years War, the Napoleonic campaigns, and the Nazi blitzkrieg up to present-day cybernetic battle-management systems and satellite reconnaissance networks. Much more than a history of warfare, DeLanda's account is an unprecedented philosophical and historical reflection on the changing forms through which human bodies and materials are combined, organized, deployed, and made effective. Manuel DeLanda has published essays on philosophy and film theory. He is a computer programmer and a film artist.


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    Title
    War in the Age of Intelligent Machines
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Manuel De Landa
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 280
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 227 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 449 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780942299755
    ISBN 10: 0942299752
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB, HPCF
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JWM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    Abridged Dewey: 100
    LC classification: BD
    B&T Approval Code: A44403000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000
    DC22: 355.0028
    DC20: 355.0028563
    Illustrations note
    25
    Publisher
    ZONE BOOKS
    Imprint name
    ZONE BOOKS
    Publication date
    04 February 1992
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Table of contents
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