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George Dyson

George Dyson (1953-) is a science historian and the son of Freeman Dyson. He was a child at the time of Project Orion, but says he was generally aware that his father was working on spacecraft design at that time.

George Dyson's books include Project Orion: The Atomic Spaceship 1957 to 1965, and he has also written on the subject of the Internet developing sentience, and kayaks (a subject in which he has been interested, since his childhood). He himself is also the subject of a book, Kenneth Brower's The Starship and the Canoe.
  • Here is a video featuring George Dyson talking about Project Orion:

Here are some books by George Dyson:

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Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe
By George Dyson

Vintage
Released: 2012-12-11
Paperback (464 pages)

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A Wall Street Journal Best Business Book of 2012
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2012

In this revealing account of how the digital universe exploded in the aftermath of World War II, George Dyson illuminates the nature of digital computers, the lives of those who brought them into existence, and how code took over the world.
 
In the 1940s and ‘50s, a small group of men and women—led by John von Neumann—gathered in Princeton, New Jersey, to begin building one of the first computers to realize Alan Turing’s vision of a Universal Machine. The codes unleashed within this embryonic, 5-kilobyte universe—less memory than is allocated to displaying a single icon on a computer screen today—broke the distinction between numbers that mean things and numbers that do things, and our universe would never be the same. Turing’s Cathedral is the story of how the most constructive and most destructive of twentieth-century inventions—the digital computer and the hydrogen bomb—emerged at the same time.

Darwin among the Machines: The Evolution of Global Intelligence
By George B. Dyson

Basic Books
Paperback (304 pages)

Darwin among the Machines: The Evolution of Global Intelligence
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As timely now as it was when it was first published in 1997, Darwin Among the Machines tells the story of humankind’s long journey into the digital age. Historian of technology George Dyson traces the course of the information revolution, illuminating the lives and work of visionaries—from Thomas Hobbes to John von Neumann—who foresaw the development of artificial intelligence, artificial life, and artificial mind. Weaving a convincing, occasionally frightening narrative of the evolution of the global network, Dyson explores the limits of Darwinian evolution to suggest what lies ahead. Computer programs and worldwide networks are combining to produce an evolutionary theater in which the distinctions between nature and technology are increasingly obscured, he argues. We are living in the midst of an experiment—one that echoes the prehistory of human intelligence and the origins of life. Now in a new paperback edition, this classic work on the emergence of collective mechanical intelligence will resonate for generations to come.

Project Orion: The True Story of the Atomic Spaceship
By George Dyson

Holt Paperbacks
Paperback (368 pages)

Project Orion: The True Story of the Atomic Spaceship
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In 1957, a small group of scientists, supported by the U.S. government, launched an attempt to build a four-thousand-ton spaceship propelled by nuclear bombs. The initial plan called for missions to Mars by 1965 and Saturn by 1970. After seven years of work, political obstacles brought the effort to a halt.

The Orion team, led by the American bomb-designer Theodore B. Taylor, included the physicist Freeman Dyson, whose son George was five years old when the existence of the project was first announced. In Project Orion, George Dyson has synthesized hundreds of hours of interviews and thousands of pages of newly excavated documents, still only partially declassified, to piece together one of the most tantalizing "what if" stories of the twentieth century.
Baidarka: The Kayak
By George Dyson

Alaska Northwest Books
Paperback (231 pages)

Baidarka: The Kayak
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This classic book tells of George Dyson's rediscovery of the Aleut baidarka (sea kayak) and his far-ranging travels with his boats.
La catedral de Turing: Los orígenes del universo digital (Spanish Edition)
By George Dyson

DEBATE
Released: 2015-01-15
Kindle Edition (560 pages)

La catedral de Turing: Los orígenes del universo digital (Spanish Edition)
 
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La reveladora historia de cómo surgió el universo digital tras la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

«Es posible inventar una sola máquina que pueda utilizarse para computar cualquier secuencia computable», anunció en 1936 un joven Alan Turing de veinticuatro años.

En los años 40 y 50 un reducido grupo de hombres y mujeres, liderado por John von Neumann, se reunió en Princeton, New Jersey, para comenzar la construcción de una de los primeros ordenadores que materializaría la visión de Alan Turing de una máquina universal. Los códigos generados en ese embrión de universo de 5 kilobytes (menos memoria de lo que requiere un solo icono en la pantalla de un ordenador actual) rompieron la distinción entre números que significan cosas y números que hacen cosas, y nuestro universo cambió para siempre. La catedral de Turing es la historia de la invención más constructiva del siglo XX, el ordenador digital, de quiénes y cómo la crearon.

Un relato histórico y profético que nos cuenta cómo el código logró conquistar el mundo y se aventura a plantear el futuro del universo digital.

La crítica ha dicho...
«No es solo un libro extraordinario sobre ciencia. Es un libro extraordinario, punto.»
The Globe and Mail

«Si quieres estar mentalmente preparado para la próxima revolución informática, el libro de Dyson es imprescindible. Pero también es imprescindible si solo quieres una historia apasionada de cómo los científicos de verdad (como mínimo algunos) piensan y trabajan.»
Literary Review

«Fascinante. [...] Las historias sobre la creación siempre valen la pena, en especial cuando son el origen de poderes capaces de cambiar el mundo. [...] Dyson cuenta el curioso pacto fáustico que permitió que los matemáticos experimentaran con la construcción de ordenadores más poderosos que ayudarían a fabricar bombas más destructivas.»
San Francisco Chronicle

«Ningún otro libro sobre los orígenes de la era digital logra establecer las conexiones entre las enseñanzas del nacimiento de los ordenadores y su posible futuro.»
The Guardian

«La historia de la invención de los ordenadores se ha contado en muchas ocasiones y desde distintos puntos de vista, pero nunca con tanta autoridad y profusión de detalles como lo hace George Dyson. [...] La catedral de Turing fascinará a los amantes de la informática.»
The Seattle Times

«Una crónica detallada y amena sobre el nacimiento de la informática moderna. [...] El libro de Dyson nos recuerda que detrás de todas las pantallas táctiles, la inteligencia artificial y los implantes cerebrales no opera la brujería, sino una máquina inventada en New Jersey.»
The Oregonian

«El mejor libro que he leído sobre los orígenes de los ordenadores; no es solo erudito, sino también deslumbrante, idiosincrásico y peculiar.»
The Boston Globe



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