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George Dyson

George Dyson

George Dyson grew up at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, where his father worked as a quantum physicist and nuclear scientist. During adolesence, he moved to Canada to live in a tree house and build kayaks. He is now working as a historian of science with a special focus on the internet and artificial intelligence. His forthcoming book “Turing’s Cathedral” will be released in fall 2011.

Last updated on 12.03.2015
„Information is cheap, meaning is expensive.“
George Dyson


  • George Dyson grew up around the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, built kayaks in Canada and began to think about the internet before personal computers were a household staple. He talked with Martin Eiermann about the definition of life, human progress and the importance of cognitive autarchy.

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