Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-261) and index.
Introduction : the coming artificial invention age -- Automating invention. A prehistory of genies -- Enter the universal machine -- The rise of wishes -- Artificial invention today -- Invention automation : old and new -- Humans and their tools : partners in invention --Regulating genies. Patenting artificial inventions -- Follow the value -- Free the genie, bottle the wish -- The limits of law in a world of genies -- Living with genies. Learning how to wish -- Competing with genies -- Advising Aladdin -- A genie in every home.