Machine derived contents note: 1. Cyborg agonistes -- 2. Some cyborg genealogies -- or, how the demon got its bots -- 3. John von Neumann and the cyborg incursion into economics -- 4. The military, the scientists and the revised rules of the game -- 5. Do cyborgs dream of efficient markets? -- 6. The empire strikes back -- 7. Core wars -- 8. Machines who think vs. machines that sell.
Machine Dreams recounts how the computer has transformed the content of American economics.