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Reinventing Discovery by Michael Nielsen

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Selected Sources and Suggestions for Further Reading

This book is in considerable part a work of synthesis, and it owes a tremendous debt to the work of others. Detailed notes on my sources can be found beginning on page 221. Here, I describe a few of the sources that have most decisively influenced my thinking, and suggest further reading.

Collective intelligence: The idea of using computers to amplify individual and collective human intelligence has a long history. Influential early works include Vannevar Bush’s celebrated article “As We May Think” [31], which described his imagined memex system, and inspired the seminal work of both Douglas Engelbart [63] and Ted Nelson [145]. Although these works are many decades old, they lay out much of ...

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