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e-Book Society of the Mind download

e-Book Society of the Mind download

by Eric L. Harry

ISBN: 0340657235
ISBN13: 978-0340657232
Language: English
Publisher: HODDER STOUGHTON LTD (August 7, 1997)
Pages: 503
Category: Genre Fiction
Subategory: Literature

ePub size: 1429 kb
Fb2 size: 1413 kb
DJVU size: 1880 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 777
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The Society of the Mind was an attempt to dive into the effect of technology on humanity.

The Society of the Mind was an attempt to dive into the effect of technology on humanity. It is a very broad philosophical view of humanity, technology, sociology (and a whole bunch of other -ologies), the future, the past and everything else. I usually enjoy deeper reads and was not put off by complexities of the subject matter or his attempt to jam it all together.

Society of the Mind book. Shutdown van Eric L. Harry, de bestseller auteur van World War III, ISB Nummer 90-229-8365-X Dit is de Nederlandse uitgave van Aeropagus

Society of the Mind book. Harry, de bestseller auteur van World War III, ISB Nummer 90-229-8365-X Dit is de Nederlandse uitgave van Aeropagus. Ik kon de Nederlandse uitgave niet op Goodreads vinden, dus heb ik maar de Engelse uitgave genomen. Als ik me goed herinner heb ik dit boek ook gekocht de eerste keer dat deze werd uitgegeven. Dat zal dan rond 1996 geweest moeten zijn. Deze uitgave geeft geen informatie wat betreft de druk en jaar van uitgave.

Eric L. Harry (born December 2, 1958) is an American author and lawyer, best known for his novels Arc Light and Invasion. He has also written Society of the Mind, along with Protect and Defend. Harry was born in Ocean Springs, Mississippi on December 2, 1958, and grew up in Laurel, Mississippi. He attended the Marion Military Institute and the Marine Military Academy. He also attended Vanderbilt University, earning a . in 1980, an MBA in 1983, and a JD in 1984.

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Harvard psychology professor Laura Aldrich is summoned to the estate of eccentric billionaire Joseph Gray. Her task is to diagnose possible mental illness in his supercomputer which, like Gray's robots, has been constructed from neural networks and patiently taught physical and mental skills. Is Gray a mad genius bent on ruling (or destroying) the world? Or will he advance civilization beyond our wildest dreams. o read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Author Eric L. Harry. Madness has gone viral. The world is not the same since the Pandoravirus outbreak changed the essence of human nature. Those affected by the disease are consumed by adrenal rage. They erupt in violence with the slightest provocation. Harvard psychology professor Laura Aldrich is summoned to the estate of eccentric billionaire Joseph Gray.

Society of the Mind is the story of Dr. Laura Aldridge, a young Harvard psychology professor who is offered a seven-figure sum for a week of unspecified consultation by enigmatic inventor and computer genius Joseph Gray. Unknown to all but Gray's immediate staff, his prized invention and alter-ego - a massive, artificially intelligent neurocomputer - lies buried deep underground; its "mind" has grown troubled and its wide-ranging errors cause for grave concern.

Books related to Society of the Mind. More by Eric L Harry. Harry is an engaging author who captured my imagination and attention with this book! . I like to read fiction slowly and absorb the nuances of the plot and descriptive writing. Harry is an engaging author who captured my imagination and attention with this book! He has written a real page-turner with this one. He showed a lot of good imagination by writing a lot about new inventions that are within our grasp, and the only thing that I thought was a little unrealistic was the VR room with walls that moved in to conform to your body.

Comments:
xander
I have read all of Mr. Harry's books and have really enjoyed them. This one was a little different. His stuff is usually long and clearly detailed geo-political stuff. I have always been impressed with how he made very complex issues or situations understandable and entertaining.

The Society of the Mind was an attempt to dive into the effect of technology on humanity. It is a very broad philosophical view of humanity, technology, sociology (and a whole bunch of other -ologies), the future, the past and everything else. I usually enjoy deeper reads and was not put off by complexities of the subject matter or his attempt to jam it all together. My 3 star rating really has to do with a few of the characters. Laura (our hero?) was just kind of irrational most of the time and was required to overreact to just about anything. Every single slightly off-center moral question became a few pages of hysterical ranting from her. Was she supposed to be a "Stand-in" for any reader who questions what technology could lead to? It became very tiresome and I got to the point of dreading her learning anything ...even though the only way for the story to move forward was...that's right...her learning something new. Then there is Mr. Gray and his continual game playing. Some one-dimensional scientists also wonder around and could have been very interesting but...

It's a long book and I did finish it. I picked up some very interesting ideas about humanity and our possible future relationships with tech. So, I found the ideas that underlie the story to be interesting and thought provoking..and I found the plot and characters used to deliver the message irritating and boring. I have read worse and I have read better.

Sermak Light
One of my favorite techno-thrillers. Yeah it's a bit dated, but I love the concept of intelligence. I'm happy that it is now available in Kindle format. Would love to see this book adapted for a movie.

The Kindle ebook edition seems to be well formated. Did notice a couple of minor issues - words with different fonts either run together or spaced too close a couple times. Not really a big deal - might actually be an issue with the font size I'm using.

Haracetys
Well written and worth the read. The characters are believable, even the AI (no spoiler alert needed to say that). The plot is believable and the underlying science is solid and interesting.

I wish Eric Harry would write more. I've greatly enjoyed ALL his books.

Malhala
I read this book over 10 years ago. I loved it then and love it now! its a must read if you are a tech guy/girl!

Virtual
What a great book. Being a psychologist, I loved the question of whether or not "artificial intelligence" can develop mental illness. The story is fast-paced, exciting. Somewhat similar to Jurassic Park. This was the first Eric L. Harry book I read; it sent me in search of his others. Highly recommended!

Mikale
Excellent. One of my Favs.

Vuzahn
Like another reader I picked this one up in the bargain bin because it seemed interesting based on the inside cover. I actually enjoyed the book quite a bit; as a computer scientist I was surprised how few mistakes Harry made in his descriptions of modern and near future computing. There were a few errors, usually in terms of scale, like some of the things depicted in the book would take a lot more computing power than he says they have. Overall, though, I would say it's the best description of current technology by a layman I've read.
As to the story, it mostly consisted of the main character going from place to place and learning about new technology. The constant revelations kept me interested, but by the end things had been built up so much that I was disappointed with the story's climax. I also felt the ending was a bit too formulaic for an otherwise different book.
Overall, it's a fun book and one that will probably open your eyes if you don't follow the major developments in technology. If you can get it for a buck or two in the bargain bin I would reccomend giving it a try.

After the Clancy-like Arc Light, I have been on the lookout for more books of Eric Harry. To my surprise, I found this cyber-thriller. And to be honest, I didn't expect much. Not often I've been so wrong! This book caught me from the beginning to the end. The sci-fi part is good, but what I appreciated even more was how the book makes you think about where the difference is between artificial and "real" intelligence. Is there a clear line or border between the two? And where? And what about "self" and personalities? Although the idea of a computer with Multiple Personalities Syndrome sounds like a computer programmer's nightmare gone mad and not like an interesting theme for a thriller, Harry shows that this is definitely not true. Impressive!

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