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From Thinking Machines to the Global Village Richard Barbrook examines the politics of our imagined futures. Countless books, films and TV shows have envisioned the future as a place where technology and artificial intelligence hold the key to human society. Tracing these visions back to the 1950s and 1960s, he shows how deeply they draw on the propaganda ideologies of the Cold War. As technology advanced, it was quickly co-opted for military purposes. Barbrook explores how the potentially subversive theory of cybernetics was transformed into the military-friendly project of 'artificial intelligence'. Capitalist growth became the root of the 'information society'. Barbrook places today's excitement about the web and other technological advances in a critical light. He shows how today's vision of the future is not new, and how it serves a specific political purpose - the advancement of US interests. By analysing the history of our imaginary futures, Barbrook also shows that we can invent our own improved visions of the future. Bücher / Fremdsprachige Bücher / Englische Bücher 978-0-7453-2661-0, Pluto Pr

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Richard Barbrook examines the politics of our imagined futures. Countless books, films and TV shows have envisioned the future as a place where technology and artificial intelligence hold the key to human society. Tracing these visions back to the 1950s and 1960s, he shows how deeply they draw on the propaganda ideologies of the Cold War. As technology advanced, it was quickly co-opted for military purposes. Barbrook explores how the potentially subversive theory of cybernetics was transformed into the military-friendly project of ´artificial intelligence´. Capitalist growth became the root of the ´information society´. Barbrook places today´s excitement about the web and other technological advances in a critical light. He shows how today´s vision of the future is not new, and how it serves a specific political purpose - the advancement of US interests. By analysing the history of our imaginary futures, Barbrook also shows that we can invent our own improved visions of the future. From Thinking Machines to the Global Village Buch (fremdspr.) Bücher>Fremdsprachige Bücher>Englische Bücher, Pluto Pr

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Internationaler Buchtitel. In englischer Sprache. Verlag: PLUTO PR, 336 Seiten, [GR: 16320 - HC/Informatik], [SW: - Politics / Current Events], Gebunden, Klappentext: This book is a history of the future. It shows how our contemporary understanding of the Net is shaped by visions of the future that were put together in the 1950s and 1960s. This book is a history of the future. It shows how our contemporary understanding of the Net is shaped by visions of the future that were put together in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Imaginary Futures: From Thinking Machines to the Global Village
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Barbrook, Richard

Title:

Imaginary Futures: From Thinking Machines to the Global Village

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9780745326610

This book is a history of the future. It shows how our contemporary understanding of the Net is shaped by visions of the future that were put together in the 1950s and 1960s.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780745326610
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0745326617
Hardcover
Publishing year: 2007
Publisher: PLUTO PR
336 Pages
Language: eng/Englisch

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