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The Resource Overcomplicated : technology at the limits of comprehension, Samuel Arbesman

Overcomplicated : technology at the limits of comprehension, Samuel Arbesman

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Overcomplicated : technology at the limits of comprehension
Title
Overcomplicated
Title remainder
technology at the limits of comprehension
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Arbesman
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"You don't understand the software running your car or your iPhone. But here's a secret: neither do the geniuses at Apple or the Ph.D.'s at Toyota--not perfectly, anyway. No one, not lawyers, doctors, accountants, or policy makers, fully grasps the rules governing your tax return, your retirement account, or your hospital's medical machinery. The same technological advances that have simplified our lives have made the systems governing our lives incomprehensible, unpredictable, and overcomplicated. In Overcomplicated, complexity scientist Samuel Arbesman offers a fresh, insightful field guide to living with complex technologies that defy human comprehension. As technology grows more complex, Arbesman argues, its behavior mimics the vagaries of the natural world more than it conforms to a mathematical model. If we are to survive and thrive in this new age, we must abandon our need for governing principles and rules and accept the chaos. By embracing and observing the freak accidents and flukes that disrupt our lives, we can gain valuable clues about how our algorithms really work. What's more, we will become better thinkers, scientists, and innovators as a result."--
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Page [4] of cover
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YDXCP
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Arbesman, Samuel
Index
index present
LC call number
T14.5
LC item number
.A69 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technology
  • Computers and civilization
Label
Overcomplicated : technology at the limits of comprehension, Samuel Arbesman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Welcome To The Entanglement -- The Origins Of The Kluge -- Losing The Bubble -- Our Bug-Ridden World -- The Need For Biological Thinking -- Walking Humbly With Technology
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 244 pages
Isbn
9781591847762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)927378590
Label
Overcomplicated : technology at the limits of comprehension, Samuel Arbesman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Welcome To The Entanglement -- The Origins Of The Kluge -- Losing The Bubble -- Our Bug-Ridden World -- The Need For Biological Thinking -- Walking Humbly With Technology
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 244 pages
Isbn
9781591847762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)927378590

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