Software and Mind: The Mechanistic Myth and Its Consequences

Author:

Downloads: 1147

Pages: 948

Published: 3 years ago

Rating: Rated: 1 times Rate It

  • 1 star
  • 2 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 5 stars
Book Description

Addressing general readers as well as software practitioners, "Software and Mind" discusses the fallacies of the mechanistic ideology and the degradation of minds caused by these fallacies. Mechanism holds that every aspect of the world can be represented as a neat hierarchical structure of entities. But, while useful in fields like mathematics and manufacturing, this idea is generally worthless, because most aspects of the world are too complex to be reduced to simple structures. In our software-related affairs, particularly, we attempt to reduce complex real-world problems to neat structures of data and operations. Ultimately, by restricting ourselves to mechanistic software, we impoverish all aspects of our life that depend on software.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Andrei Sorin

Andrei Sorin lives in Toronto, Canada, where he has been working as an independent consultant in software development, support, and research for nearly forty years.

You may also like...

  • Evolution and the Bible
    Evolution and the Bible Science by Elum Mizell Russell, M.D.
    Evolution and the Bible
    Evolution and the Bible

    Reads:
    150

    Pages:
    86

    Published:
    Nov 2018

    My grandfather was born in 1872 and became an MD in the late 19th century. Raised in a fundamentalist household this is his attempt to reconcile science and r...

    Formats: PDF, Epub, Kindle, TXT

  • The Earth's orbit (Space exploration. Book 1)
    The Earth's orbit (Space exploration. Book 1) Science by Oleksiy Serdyuk, Natalia Shkurat
    The Earth's orbit (Space exploration. Book 1)
    The Earth's orbit (Space exploration. Book 1)

    Reads:
    430

    Pages:
    62

    Published:
    Jul 2018

    This book will tell you about how humanity has made its first steps in conquering outer space. About how the first rocket took off, how the first spacecraft s...

    Formats: PDF

  • Natural Reality
    Natural Reality Science by Mansel Keith Presnell, (John A Seed)
    Natural Reality
    Natural Reality

    Reads:
    105

    Pages:
    89

    Published:
    Jun 2018

    People generally fall into two categories. Those with closed minds, and those with open minds. Natural Reality is dedicated to the latter. It examines the sig...

    Formats: PDF, Epub, Kindle, TXT

  • In Time: Time Travel Possibilities
    In Time: Time Travel Possibilities Science by Dragomir Alina
    In Time: Time Travel Possibilities
    In Time: Time Travel Possibilities

    Reads:
    445

    Pages:
    63

    Published:
    Jun 2018

    Past, present and future become simple terms that depend on the moment of time we are reporting. We can represent our time as a continuous loop, a sort of Möb...

    Formats: PDF, Epub, Kindle, TXT