Do you ever wonder how our modern day computers came into existence? If you do, then perhaps, you’d like to read some incredible history, and consider all the philosophical debate on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and some of the future perceived uses of this technology. If so, then I’d sure like to recommend an extremely interesting book to you. One that was well ahead of its time, and one that today would still make you think.
Yes, if you are asking, this is a book that’s in my personal library. And it is a good book that I’d recommend to you, if this topic interests you. The name of the book is;
“Soft Architecture Machine” by Nicholas Negroponte, MIT Press, MA, 1976, (140 pp), ISBM: 978-02621-4018-8
So, imagine a self creating artificially intelligent CAD CAM software program, which could design buildings, all by itself without a human operator, and these would be buildings that would be more pleasing to humans, than even the buildings that humans build themselves. Now consider artificial intelligence inside your home which constantly manipulates your home for your needs. Sort of like the Bill Gates high-tech home of the future on steroids.
Climate control just happens, it would sense if you were warm or cold or what was needed. Walls would move in, open up as needed, light would be redirected, entire kitchens would fold away, and even the pictures on the wall would change depending on who was walking down the hallway. All that stuff now doesn’t seem so exotic, most of it exists, and the rest seems like a very possible future. However this book was written in 1976.
And the folks at MIT were busy figuring out how to design all that back then. Well it’s here now, or most of it and the rest will be coming soon. Indeed I hope you will please consider this, and purchase this book if it interests you. Think on it.