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How people react to this book tells me a lot about them. Vehicles is one of a half-dozen books that changed the way I see the world. It is not a standard science book. Instead, each chapter presents a small but powerful idea; each elaborates on the prior chapters until a view of a world is build (in thought).
I personally think it should be on the list of "anti-intelligent design" books -- it shows you that complex visible behavior may originate from much simpler sources than we usually think. It is not a long book, but it is a big book in it's own way. A must-read for anyone interested in AI, cognitive psychology, animal behavior, or evolutionary behavior. I would love to see a follow-up by the author on what he's learned since then.
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Valentino Braitenberg (or Valentin von Braitenberg; born 18. June 1926 in Bolzano, Italy; died 9. September 2011 in Tübingen, Germany) was a neuroscientist and cyberneticist.
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