I haven't read it (I'm trying to hunt it down locally right now), but it
looks pretty juicy.
In this astonishing prediction of the World Wide Web's ultimate challenge
to human civilization--a globally networked, electronic, sentient
being--Dyson traces the course of the information revolution, illuminating
the lives, work, and ideas of visionaries who foresaw the development of
artificial intelligence, artificial life, and the global mind.
There's also a bunch of other books at Ed Swanstrom's site on this
complex adaptive systems (CAS) stuff;
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