Computer Perspectives in Geology

  • Daniel F. Merriam
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The introduction of computers into society in the mid-19th century ushered in the space-age and, with it, some special problems. Although the idea of computers and computing has been with us for some time, the explosive development of computers just after World War II was not foreseen, and the public as a whole was not ready for such dramatic and rapid changes in this field. So, although we have seen men on the moon, world-wide weather forcasting via satellites, and breakthroughs in medicine and science, some of the 1984 predictions have come to pass. There has been an invasion of privacy, many trades and practices have been declared obsolete and redundant, and an impersonal touch has been added to an ever-increasing complex society.


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