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  • Published: 17 November 2020
  • ISBN: 9781846147449
  • Imprint: Allen Lane
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $49.99

Analogia

The Entangled Destinies of Nature, Human Beings and Machines




A spellbinding exploration of the emergence of the digital age and an unsettling vision of what comes next

In a world where humans coexist with technologies they no longer control or understand, who holds the future?

George Dyson plots a thrilling and unexpected course through 300 years of history and science to reveal the hidden connections that underpin the digital transformation of the current age, ending with a premonition of what might follow.

From an eighteenth-century Russian expedition to the furthest reaches of North America, to the mirror signals that heralded the age of digital long-range communications and the invention of the vacuum tube, Analogia interweaves historical adventure with scientific insight in a deeply personal story that frames the pursuit - and cost - of the digital revolution in a captivating new light.

  • Published: 17 November 2020
  • ISBN: 9781846147449
  • Imprint: Allen Lane
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $49.99

About the author

George Dyson

George Dyson is a science historian as well as a boat designer and builder. He is also the author of BaidarkaProject Orion, and Darwin Among the Machines.

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