Microcosm

From Simon & Schuster, Microcosm is the provocative national bestseller by the author of Wealth and Poverty. George Gilder's Microcosm is the crystal ball of the next technological era.

Microcosm

From Simon & Schuster, Microcosm is the provocative national bestseller by the author of Wealth and Poverty. George Gilder's Microcosm is the crystal ball of the next technological era. Leading scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs provide vivid accounts of the latest inventions, revealing how the new international balance of power really lies in information technology.

The Second Quantum Revolution

From Entanglement to Quantum Computing and Other Super-Technologies Lars Jaeger ... (and as a consequence, the separation of subject and object) are valid for all practical purposes, while in the microcosm this approximation collapses.

The Second Quantum Revolution

This book tells the story of the second quantum revolution which will shape the 21st century as much as the first quantum revolution shaped the 20th century. It provides unique orientation in today's discussion and the latest progress on the interpretation of quantum physics and its further technological potential. As you read this book the first prototypes of this revolution are being built in laboratories worldwide. Super-technologies such as nanotechnology, quantum computers, quantum information processing, and others will soon shape our daily lives, even if physicists themselves continue to disagree on how to interpret the central theory of modern physics. The book will thus also touch on the profound philosophical questions at the heart of quantum mechanics.

Human Built World

With the publication of Microcosm: The Quantum Revolution in Economics and Technology (1989), he changed from a supply-side evangelist to a technoprophet. Microcosm caught the attention of the then congressional Speaker of the House ...

Human Built World

To most people, technology has been reduced to computers, consumer goods, and military weapons; we speak of "technological progress" in terms of RAM and CD-ROMs and the flatness of our television screens. In Human-Built World, thankfully, Thomas Hughes restores to technology the conceptual richness and depth it deserves by chronicling the ideas about technology expressed by influential Western thinkers who not only understood its multifaceted character but who also explored its creative potential. Hughes draws on an enormous range of literature, art, and architecture to explore what technology has brought to society and culture, and to explain how we might begin to develop an "ecotechnology" that works with, not against, ecological systems. From the "Creator" model of development of the sixteenth century to the "big science" of the 1940s and 1950s to the architecture of Frank Gehry, Hughes nimbly charts the myriad ways that technology has been woven into the social and cultural fabric of different eras and the promises and problems it has offered. Thomas Jefferson, for instance, optimistically hoped that technology could be combined with nature to create an Edenic environment; Lewis Mumford, two centuries later, warned of the increasing mechanization of American life. Such divergent views, Hughes shows, have existed side by side, demonstrating the fundamental idea that "in its variety, technology is full of contradictions, laden with human folly, saved by occasional benign deeds, and rich with unintended consequences." In Human-Built World, he offers the highly engaging history of these contradictions, follies, and consequences, a history that resurrects technology, rightfully, as more than gadgetry; it is in fact no less than an embodiment of human values.

Future Survey Annual 1990

Microcosm : The Quantum Revolution in Economics and Technology , by George Gilder ( Simon & Schuster , Sept 1989 / 426p / $ 19.95 ) . Argues that the central event of the 20th century is the overthrow of matter by computer technology ...

Future Survey Annual 1990


Class in Culture

Microcosm: The Quantum Revolution in Economics and Technology. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989. Gilder, George. Recapturing the Spirit of Enterprise. San Francisco: ICS Press, 1992. Gilder, George. “Triumph over Materialism.

Class in Culture

"A gem of a book. Its topics are timely and provocative for cultural studies, sociology, English, literary theory, and education classes. The authors are brilliant thinkers and clear, penetrating writers." -Peter McLaren, UCLA, author of Capitalists and Conquerors: A Critical Pedagogy Against Empire Class in Culture demonstrates the power of moving beyond cultural politics to a deeper class critique of contemporary life. Making a persuasive case for class as the material logic of culture, the book is written in a double register of short critiques of life practices-from food and education to race, stem-cell research, and abortion-as well as sustained critiques of such theoretical discourses as ideology, consumption, globalization, and 9/11. Surpassing the orthodoxies of cultural studies, Class in Culture makes surprising connections among seemingly unrelated cultural events and practices and offers a groundbreaking and complex understanding of the contemporary world.

Future Survey Annual 1991

10837 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Microcosm : The Quantum Revolution in Econom- ics and Technology ( George Gilder , Simon & Schuster ) . The central event of the 20th century is the overthrow of matter by computer technology , which ...

Future Survey Annual 1991


Reading Popular Physics

The phrase “quantum leap,” meaning “a sudden large advance,” entered common usage in the 1970s (Oxford English ... Deepak Chopra in his Quantum Healing (1989), George Gilder in his Microcosm: The Quantum Revolution in Economics and ...

Reading Popular Physics

Reading Popular Physics is a valuable contribution to our understanding of the nature and implications of physics popularizations. A literary critic trained in science, Elizabeth Leane treats popular science writing as a distinct and significant genre, focusing particularly on five bestselling books: Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time, Steven Weinberg's The First Three Minutes, James Gleick's Chaos, M. Mitchell Waldrop's Complexity, and Gary Zukav's The Dancing Wu Li Masters. Leane situates her examination of the texts within the heated interdisciplinary exchanges known as the 'Science Wars', focusing specifically on the disputed issue of the role of language in science. Her use of literary analysis reveals how popular science books function as sites for 'disciplinary skirmishes' as she uncovers the ways in which popularizers of science influence the public. In addition to their explicit discussion of scientific concepts, Leane argues, these authors employ subtle textual strategies that encode claims about the nature and status of scientific knowledge - claims that are all the more powerful because they are unacknowledged. Her book will change the way these texts are read, offering readers a fresh perspective on this highly visible and influential genre.

Anytime Anywhere

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Anytime  Anywhere

This text tells the story of the explosion in wireless communications, through the eyes of Sam Ginn.

New Traditions in Business

Throughout this century , physicists have had to cope with the ideas of quantum mechanics , chemists with the ... As futurist and econo- mist George Gilder puts it in his book Microcosm : The Quantum Revolution in Economics and ...

New Traditions in Business


One Market Under God

George Gilder, Microcosm: The Quantum Revolution in Economics and Technology (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989), pp. 113–14, 352. 47. Ibid., pp. 346, 369. 48. George Gilder, Life After Television: The Coming Transformation of Media and ...

One Market Under God

At no other moment in history have the values of business and the corporation been more nakedly and arrogantly in the ascendant. Combining popular intellectual history with a survey of recent business culture, Thomas Frank traces an idea he calls 'market populism' - the notion that markets are, in some transcendent way, identifiable with democracy and the will of the people. The idea that any criticism of things as they are is -litist can be seen in management literature, where downsizing and ceaseless, chaotic change are celebrated as victories for democracy; in advertising, where an endless array of brands seek to position themselves as symbols of authenticity and rebellion; on Wall street, where the stock market is identified as the domain of the small investor and common man; and in the right-wing politics of the 1990s and the popular theories of Tom Peters, Charles Handy and Thomas Friedman. One Market Under God is Frank's counterattack against the onslaught of market propaganda. Mounted with the weapons of common sense it is lucid and tinged with anger, betrayal and a certain hope for the future.

Radical Evolution

... and the Revolution It Created ( Zygmont ) , 322n Microcosm : The Quantum Revolution in Economics and Technology ( Gilder ) , 300 Microsoft , 53 , 181 , 183 , 322n Middlebury College , 176 Middle East , rejection of Western ideas ...

Radical Evolution

In Radical Evolution, bestselling author Joel Garreau, a reporter and editor for the Washington Post, shows us that we are at an inflection point in history. As you read this, we are engineering the next stage of human evolution. Through advances in genetic, robotic, information and nanotechnologies, we are altering our minds, our memories, our metabolisms, our personalities, our progeny–and perhaps our very souls. Taking us behind the scenes with today's foremost researchers and pioneers, Garreau reveals that the super powers of our comic-book heroes already exist, or are in development in hospitals, labs, and research facilities around the country -- from the revved up reflexes and speed of Spider-Man and Superman, to the enhanced mental acuity and memory capabilities of an advanced species. Over the next fifteen years, Garreau makes clear, these enhancements will become part of our everyday lives. Where will they lead us? To heaven–where technology’s promise to make us smarter, vanquish illness and extend our lives is the answer to our prayers? Or will they lead us, as some argue, to hell — where unrestrained technology brings about the ultimate destruction of our entire species? With the help and insights of the gifted thinkers and scientists who are making what has previously been thought of as science fiction a reality, Garreau explores how these developments, in our lifetime, will affect everything from the way we date to the way we work, from how we think and act to how we fall in love. It is a book about what our world is becoming today, not fifty years out. As Garreau cautions, it is only by anticipating the future that we can hope to shape it.

Advances in Telematics

A FORECAST OF THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION 233 Davis , D. ( 1990 , November 12 ) . Videoconferencing moves toward the desktop . Electronic Business . Gilder , G. ( 1989 ) . Microcosm : The quantum revolution in economics and ...

Advances in Telematics


Intellectual Property

He built his billion-dollar fortune from software, and it would seem that all future wealth creation will be based on the same intellectual foundation. In Microcosm—The Quantum Revolution in Economics and Technology, George Gilder ...

Intellectual Property

Companies are increasingly looking to their intellectual property(patents, trademarks, formulas, copyrights, brand names,distributions systems, etc.) as a profit center. As they try toextract more value from their holdings, some of which have beenleft dormant for years, many are looking beyond their own coreproducts to partnerships with outside industries. Now it its third edition, Intellectual Property: Licensing andJoint Venture Strategies provides the most up-to-date practicaltools for evaluating the investment aspects of licensing and jointventure decisions, and discusses the legal, tax, and accountingpractices and procedures related to such arrangements.

The Patient Self Determination Act

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The Patient Self Determination Act

The Patient Self-Determination Act of 1990 required medical facilities to provide patients with written notification of their right to refuse or consent to medical treatment. Using this Act as an important vehicle for improving the health care decisionmaking process, Lawrence P. Ulrich explains the social, legal, and ethical background to the Act by focusing on well-known cases such as those of Karen Quinlan and Nancy Cruzan, and he explores ways in which physicians and other caregivers can help patients face the complex issues in contemporary health care practices. According to Ulrich, health care facilities often address the letter of the law in a merely perfunctory way, even though the Act integrates all the major ethical issues in health care today. Ulrich argues that well-designed conversations between clinicians and patients or their surrogates will not only assist in preserving patient dignity — which is at the heart of the Act—but will also help institutions to manage the liability issues that the Act may have introduced. He particularly emphasizes developing effective advance directives. Ulrich examines related issues, such as the negative effect of managed care on patient self-determination, and concludes with a seldom-discussed issue: the importance of being a responsible patient. Showing how the Patient Self-Determination Act can be a linchpin of more meaningful and effective communication between patient and caregiver, this book provides concrete guidance to health care professionals, medical ethicists, and patient-rights advocates.

A Gentle Philosopher

Selective Bibliography Books Christensen, Clayton, The Innovator's Dilemma: When new technologies cause great firms to fail (Harvard,1997) Gilder, George Microcosm: the quantum revolution in economics and technology (Free Press, ...

A Gentle Philosopher

The author met 'his philosopher' fifty-four yars ago--a man who teaches by the Socratic method, who stays in touch with his students for their whole career, and who values non-conformity in the best sense of the word. Most faculty deeply learn their field, plumb its depths zealously, and relish the fruits of their labor. Some continue the quest--for knowledge, for the frontier, for the important 'next questions'--which means giving up the accolades and perquisites of the learned for the unknown field yet unplowed. Fewer still imbue their students with these same qualities, which was the gift of Carver Mead for the author. This monograph pinpoints the lessons that Mead provided--and the sometimes unexpected results--with the thought that such ideas may inspire others to assert their maverick, independent ways... cheerfully abandoning the cloak of success for the next great quest to help advance knowledge, products, and services for a world sorely in need of contribution on many fronts.

Practical Management for the Digital Age

Microcosm: The quantum revolution in economics and technology. New York: Simon and Schuster. McAfee, A. and Brynjolfsson, E., 2017. Machine, platform, crowd: Harnessing our digital future. New York: WW Norton & Company.

Practical Management for the Digital Age

Practical Management for the Digital Age is an innovative introductory management textbook that shows the sweeping impact of information technology on the business world. At the same time, it addresses the pressing issue of how environmental aspects are interwoven with management decisions. This book forms an academically rigorous, accurate, and accessible first exposure to a topic that often challenges novices with competing definitions, inconsistent use of terminology, methodological variety, and conceptual fuzziness. It has been written for readers with little or no prior knowledge of management and is compact enough to be read cover-to-cover over the course of a semester. Features of this book: Provides a broad, self-contained treatment of management for those without prior knowledge of management or commerce, emphasizing core ideas that every manager should know. Establishes the context of modern management by characterizing the nature of the private enterprise, the economic theory of the firm, the economics of digitalization and automation, processes of innovation, and life cycle thinking. Introduces readers to various activities of managing, including business modeling, new business formation, operations management, managing people, marketing, and the management of quality and risk. Provides practical introductions to broadly applied management techniques, including financial planning, financial analysis, evaluating flows of money, and planning and monitoring projects. This book is aimed at a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate students in a variety of disciplines, as well as practitioners. It will be especially useful to those in the fields of engineering, science, computer science, medicine, pharmacy, social sciences, and more. It will help student readers engage confidently with project work in the final parts of their degree courses and, most importantly, with managerial situations later in their careers. For instructors, who may not have a management background, this book offers content for a self-contained year-long course in management at the intermediate undergraduate level. In addition, it has been developed for undergraduate and postgraduate courses with accreditation requirements that include a taught element in management, such as the UK Engineering Council’s Accreditation of Higher Education (AHEP) framework.

Debt Updated and Expanded

Microcosm: the quantum revolution in economics and technology. New York: Simon & Schuster. Glahn, Richard Von. 1996a. Fountain of Fortune: Money and Monetary Policy in China, 1000–1700. Berkeley: University of California Press. ———.

Debt  Updated and Expanded

Now in paperback, the updated and expanded edition: David Graeber’s “fresh . . . fascinating . . . thought-provoking . . . and exceedingly timely” (Financial Times) history of debt Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods—that is, long before the invention of coins or cash. It is in this era, Graeber argues, that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors. Graeber shows that arguments about debt and debt forgiveness have been at the center of political debates from Italy to China, as well as sparking innumerable insurrections. He also brilliantly demonstrates that the language of the ancient works of law and religion (words like “guilt,” “sin,” and “redemption”) derive in large part from ancient debates about debt, and shape even our most basic ideas of right and wrong. We are still fighting these battles today without knowing it.

Electronic Technology Corporate Strategy and World Transformation

Microcosm : The Quantum Revolution in Economics and Technology . New York : Simon and Schuster , 1989 . Gutman , Herbert . Work , Culture and Society in Industrializing America . New York : Vintage , 1977 . Halal , William E. The New ...

Electronic Technology  Corporate Strategy  and World Transformation

Describes the transformations taking place in business and the world economy through the application of electronic technologies, and provides corporate management with ways to incorporate their understandings of these developments into new business strategies.

To the Digital Age

George Gilder's Microcosm : The Quantum Revolution in Economics and Technology ( New York : Simon and Schuster , 1989 ) is alternately exhilarating and exasperating . Gilder is an enthu- siastic student of technology drawn to the big ...

To the Digital Age

The metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) transistor is the fundamental element of digital electronics. The tens of millions of transistors in a typical home -- in personal computers, automobiles, appliances, and toys -- are almost all derive from MOS transistors. To the Digital Age examines for the first time the history of this remarkable device, which overthrew the previously dominant bipolar transistor and made digital electronics ubiquitous. Combining technological with corporate history, To the Digital Age examines the breakthroughs of individual innovators as well as the research and development power (and problems) of large companies such as IBM, Intel, and Fairchild. Bassett discusses how the MOS transistor was invented but spurned at Bell Labs, and then how, in the early 1960s, spurred on by the possibilities of integrated circuits, RCA, Fairchild, and IBM all launched substantial MOS R & D programs. The development of the MOS transistor involved an industry-wide effort, and Bassett emphasizes how communication among researchers from different firms played a critical role in advancing the new technology. Bassett sheds substantial new light on the development of the integrated circuit, Moore's Law, the success of Silicon Valley start-ups as compared to vertically integrated East Coast firms, the development of the microprocessor, and IBM's multi-billion-dollar losses in the early 1990s. To the Digital Age offers a captivating account of the intricate R & D process behind a technological device that transformed modern society.