Book Brief: Mind at Light Speed

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 11-01-2001

Mind at Light Speed: A New Kind of Intelligence
By David D. Nolte
Free Press, 2001
256 pages, $26

A prominent computer scientist and physicist argues that optical computing will permanently change the nature of computing and intelligence. Nolte describes hologram hard drives, computers that can see and an all-optical Internet with decision-making abilities, as well as their implications for business and society.