The Human Use of Human Beings
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1950. From the front cover: "The 'mechanical brain' and similar machines can destroy human values or enable us to realize them as never before." One of the seminal books of the cyber age, the book serves as an early warning system, written for the layman, after Wiener's earlier book, Cybernetics, or Control and Communication in the Animal and Machine. A near fine copy in a very good, mildly rubbed dust jacket with several tiny chips and a few longer, closed edge tears. [#034621] $500
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