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Book Review: Darwin among the Machines by George Dyson

Darwin among the Machines by George Dyson delves into the evolution of global intelligences. Even though it does offer some scientific tid bits it is primarily a philosophical book that explores the growing field of artificial intelligence. Darwin discovered organisms working under various laws to Turning’s simple thinking machine.  The Internet provides a global platform for creating global intelligence where constant streaming of information can be incorporated into brighter minds and machines. The process of development is based in principles found by Darwin and others.  His work is a historical understanding of intelligence that starts with Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) and moves all the way into modern theory. Thomas Hobbes wrote in the book Leviathan “ Nature (the Art whereby God hath made and governes the world) is by the Art of man, as in many other things, so in this also imitated, that it can make an Artificial animal ”.  In other words, the laws of nature can be put w