Colossus ISBN 13: 9780425032299
ISBN 10: 0425032299
Paperback; New York: Berkley, August 15, 1976; ISBN-13: 978-0425032299
Description:Berkley Publishing Corporation. Mass Market Paperback. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.
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Description:New York: Berkley, September 1976. Mass Market Paperback. Berkley Medallion Edition. Second Printing. Z3229. Good+. Pages tanned but unmarked. Creases to spine and hinges. Damp stain to rear edge of spine. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 223 pages. Charles Forbin has dedicated the last ten years of his life to the construction of his own supercomputer, Colossus, rejecting romantic and social endeavors in order to create the United States' very first Artificially Intelligent defense system. Colossus is a supercomputer capable of in-taking and analyzing data rapidly, allowing it to make real time decisions about the nation's defense. But Colossus soon exceeds even Forbin's calculated expectations, learning to think independently of the Colossus Programming Office, processing data over one hundred times faster than Forbin and his team had originally anticipated. The President hands off full control of the nation's missiles and other defense protocols to Colossus and makes the announcement to the… Read more
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