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The World Wide Brain

Part of the IFSR International Series on Systems Science and Engineering book series (IFSR, volume 11)

Abstract

The WorldWideWeb is big news these days. The fortunes of companies selling WWW browsers, or offering WWW search capability, are soaring. Web books and magazines are springing up with remarkable rapidity. Most of the discussion focuses on the here-and-now, or the next few years. Every now and then, though, one sees some speculation as to the more distant future of the Internet. And more often than not this speculation centers around the concept of intelligence. Someday, many seem to believe, the Web will become a truly intelligent system.

Keywords

Intelligent System Intelligent Agent Hierarchical Network External Reality Emergent Structure 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1997

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