The New Renaissance

The New Renaissance : Computers and the Next Level of Civilization

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This text explores the likely impact of the computer in driving a fundamental transformation of our civilization more far-reaching than earlier information revolutions, such as writing and the rise of the early city-states and printing and the Renaissance. The book presents insights and makes predictions of possible future developments in mathematics, science, business, education, the arts and everyday life. While many of the specific predictions may prove to be wrong, the author's perspectives are grounded in current technological capabilities, and while unprecedented changes are predicted, the predictions are couched within a scientifically conservative sensibility.show more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 142.24 x 210.82 x 22.86mm | 317.51g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195121899
  • 9780195121896

Table of contents

Introduction. 1: The Information Revolution. 2: "Theories of Everything" and the New Copernican Revolution. 3: The Computer Revolution in Science and Mathematics. 4: Uncomputable Numbers. 5: The Computer Revolution in Education. 6: Language in the Computer Age. 7: Decimal Delenda Est. 8: The Computer Revolution in the Arts. 9: The Impact of Computers on Everyday Life. 10: On Growth. 11: Conclusionshow more

About Douglas S. Robertson

Douglas S. Robertson is an adjunct professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, a fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, and a member of the Colorado Center for Chaos and Complexity, all at the University of Colorado. He lives in Longmont.show more

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