Fuzzy Thinking: The New Science of Fuzzy Logic

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Fuzzy logic is the next wave in technology. Japanese electronics giants have, in the last ten years, already staked their commercial future on the benefits of fuzzy production; only recently have European and US companies begun to catch up. Fuzzy logic sanctifies vagueness. It prescribes a new way of thinking about machines, about science, ambiguity, confusion and contradiction.

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For more than 2000 years, Western science has been based on absolutes. Things are black or white, alive or dead, all or nothing. As human beings we know the world is not really like this, that degrees exist between the extremes. But until now science has been unable to accommodate these uncertainties. Fuzzy logic is a scientific revolution that has been waiting to happen for decades – and its central tenets will dramatically change the relationship human beings have with the world. The question is to what degree.

In this absorbing, iconoclastic account of the head-spinning possibilities for fuzzy technology, Bart Kosko, fuzzy logic's most famous and combative apostle, urges us to abandon the debilitating binary world and turn to the East, for the future will be 'fuzzy'.

‘One day I learned that science was not true. I do not recall the day but I recall the moment. The God of the twentieth century was no longer God.’

"An exciting alternative form of logic"
TIM CRANE, 'Sunday Telegraph'

"'Fuzzy Thinking' is about… a radically different way of structuring our thoughts and experience … that transforms our perception of reality."
DANAH ZOHAR, 'Independent on Sunday'

"'Fuzzy Logic' works… It will become a significant technological force"
MICHAEL WHITE, 'The Times'

"Bart Kosko is an extraordinary and polymathic combination of talents"
PROFESSOR MARVIN MINSKY, 'MIT'

"Bart Kosko is the quintessential scientific cyberpunk – a hip, street-smart prophet of life in the Information Age"
LOS ANGELES TIMES

"Fuzzy Logic is the cocaine of science"
PROFESSOR WILLIAM KAHAN, 'UC Berkeley'

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