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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-08-16
  • Publisher: Perennial

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"The way Brockman interlaces essays about research on the frontiers of science with ones on artistic vision, education, psychology and economics is sure to buzz any brain." -Chicago Sun-Times, on This Will Change Everything Launching a hard-hitting new series from Edge.org and Harper Perennial, editor John Brockman delivers this cutting-edge master class covering everything you need to know about Culture. With original contributions by the world's leading thinkers and scientists, including Jared Diamond, Daniel C. Dennett, Brian Eno, Jaron Lanier, Nicholas Christakis, and others, Culture offers a mind-expanding primer on a fundamental topic. Unparalleled in scope, depth, insight and quality, Edge.org's Culture is not to be missed.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
The Evolution of Culturep. 1
Why Do Some Societies Make Disastrous Decisions?p. 27
Art and Human Realityp. 43
A Big Theory of Culturep. 57
We Are As Gods and Have To Get Good At Itp. 71
Turing's Cathedral: A Visit to Google on the Occasion Of the 60th Anniversary of John Von Neumann's Proposal for a Digital Computerp. 87
Time to Start Taking The Internet Seriouslyp. 97
Indirect Reciprocity, Assessment Hardwiring, and Reputationp. 111
Digital Maoism: The Hazards of The New Online Collectivismp. 125
On Jaron Lanier's ˘Digital Maoism÷ An Edge Conversationp. 143
Social Networks Are Like the Eyep. 171
The Next Renaissance: Keynote Address at the Personal Democracy Forump. 191
Digital Power and its Discontentsp. 197
Does Technology Evolve?p. 219
Aristotle: The Knowledge Webp. 237
The Pancake People vs. The G÷del-to-Google Netp. 255
The age of the informavorep. 263ï
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