The book offers a fascinating insight in the foundations of virtual networks. Computer-assisted information- and communication nets are the driving forces towards a society of knowledge. They are achieving virtual worlds of knowledge storing, business planning, arts and entertainment. How are they changing research and teaching in natural sciences and medicine, economics, social sciences and humanities? What do virtual life and biocomputing mean? Can knowledge management learn from evolutionary strategies? Knowledge management in complex networks needs the assistance of autonomous, mobile, and intelligent software agents. But, besides all fascination on virtual networks, knowledge management should be a humanistic service to improve the living conditions in the knowledge society.
|State||Published - 1999|