Man's Place in the Dybosphere -- What will your life be like in a world of mechanized men and humanized machines. Richard Landers, Willy Ley.

Man's Place in the Dybosphere -- What will your life be like in a world of mechanized men and humanized machines.

Prentice-Hall NJ 1966, second printing March 1967; 266 pages, Index.

Condition: Very Good+ beige cloth hardcover in Very Good or a bit better purple & green dustjacket; prev. owner's rubberstamp name/address on endpage, otherwise clean and unmarked pages; binding is square and tight. Some shelfwear to jacket edges.

Keywords: robotics 1960s, man-machine interface, futurology, mechanical man 1960s, history of computers and society, social effects of computers

Price: $10.00

Item Description

What will your life be like in a world of mechanized men and humanized machines. the Dybosphere 'may be described as the crossover point -- it marks the end of a man-dominated world (the biosphere) and the beginning of a machine-dominated world (the dybosphere). It is an emerging world where the machineman and the manmachine will be virtually identical...' (from the rear dustjacket) -- view from 1967.

Contents include -- Expedition to the Dybosphere; Mechanizing Man -- scalpel, suture, sponge, sliderule; Repairing the Mechanical Man; Men in Space; Humanizing Machines -- the machine today (1960's); Machines mimic nature; Intelligent Machines; the Machine tomorrow; Life in the Dybosphere -- the social sphere; the economic; the psychological; the good life; Bibliography; Index.