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Mirror Worlds – Or: The Day Software Puts the Universe in a Shoebox...How It Will Happen and What It Will Mean - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Mirror Worlds: Or: The Day Software Puts the Universe in a Shoebox...How It Will Happen and What It Will Mean

David Gelernter

Abstract

Technology doesn't flow smoothly; it's the big surprises that matter, and Yale computer expert David Gelernter sees one such giant leap right on the horizon. Today's small scale software programs are about to be joined by vast public software works that will revolutionize computing and transform society as a whole. One such vast program is the "Mirror world." Imagine looking at your computer screen and seeing reality--an image of your city, for instance, complete with moving traffic patterns, or a picture that sketches the state of an entire far-flung corporation at this second. These repres ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780195068122
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195068122.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Gelernter, author