Winter 1992

A New Era in Computation

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Preface

by Stephen R. Graubard


What Is Massively Parallel Computing, and Why Is It Important?

by W. Daniel Hillis


Complex Adaptive Systems

by John H. Holland


Perspectives on Parallel Computing

by Yuefan Deng, James Glimm, and David H. Sharp


Parallel Billiards and Monster Systems

by Brosl Hasslacher


First We Reshape Our Computers, Then Our Computers Reshape Us: The Broader Intellectual Impact of Parallelism

by James Bailey 


Parallelism in Conscious Experience

by Robert Sokolowski 


Of Time, Intelligence, and Institutions

by Felix E. Browder 


Parallel Computing and Education

by Geoffrey C. Fox


The Age of Computing: A Personal Memoir

by N. Metropolis


What Should the Public Know about Mathematics?

by Philip J. Davis


Americas Economic-Technological Agenda for the 1990s

by Jacob T. Schwartz