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9. Conclusion: Social Machines and the New Future

James Hendler and Alice M. Mulvehill2

(1)Albany, New York, USA

(2)Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA


The goal we had in writing this book was to help the reader understand both the human factors and the key computer technologies that are driving rapid and potentially disruptive changes in the way we live. As we’ve discussed, computers have been moving from passive information providers living on desktop machines to active participants in our social sphere. The infrastructure of the ...

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