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Colossus by D. F. Jones - Paperback - September 1976 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000001732)

Colossus

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Colossus

by D. F. Jones

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ISBN 10
0425032299
ISBN 13
9780425032299
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New York: Berkley. Mass Market Paperback. September 1976. Berkley Medallion Edition. Z3229. Second Printing. Very Good. Tanned but unmarked. Creases to spine and hinges. Damp stain to rear corner of spine. 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 world that he has ensured peace. However, the USSR quickly announces that it too has a supercomputer, Guardian, with capabilities similar to that of Colossus. Forbin is concerned when Colossus asks to communicate with Guardian. The computer he built shouldn't be able to ask at all . . . .

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Bookseller
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Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000001732
Title
Colossus
Author
D. F. Jones
Format/binding
Mass Market Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0425032299
ISBN 13
9780425032299
Publisher
Berkley
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
September 1976
Keywords
science fiction, Colossus, artificial intelligence, dystopia, Cold War
Bookseller catalogs
Science Fiction; Fiction;

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