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The Resource Generation robot : a century of science fiction, fact, and speculation, Terri Favro

Generation robot : a century of science fiction, fact, and speculation, Terri Favro

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Generation robot : a century of science fiction, fact, and speculation
Title
Generation robot
Title remainder
a century of science fiction, fact, and speculation
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Terri Favro
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Generation Robot covers a century of science fiction, fact and, speculation{u2015}from the 1950 publication of Isaac Asimov{u2019}s seminal robot masterpiece, I, Robot, to the 2050 Singularity when artificial and human intelligence are predicted to merge. Beginning with a childhood informed by pop-culture robots in movies, in comic books, and on TV in the 1960s to adulthood where the possibilities of self-driving cars and virtual reality are daily conversation, Terri Favro offers a unique perspective on how our relationship with robotics and futuristic technologies has shifted over time. Peppered with pop-culture fun-facts about Superman{u2019}s kryptonite, the human-machine relationships in the cult TV show Firefly, and the sexual and moral implications of the film Ex Machina, Generation Robot explores how the techno-triumphs and resulting anxieties of reality bleed into the fantasies of our collective culture. Clever and accessible, Generation Robot isn't just for the serious, scientific reader{u2015}it{u2019}s for everyone interested in robotics and technology since their science-fiction origins. By looking back at the future she once imagined, analyzing the plugged-in present, and speculating on what is on the horizon, Terri Favro allows readers the chance to consider what was, what is, and what could be. This is a captivating book that looks at the pop-culture of our society to explain how the world works{u2015}now and tomorrow
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Favro, Terri
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Robots
  • Robotics
  • Artificial intelligence in literature
  • Robots in literature
  • Technology and civilization
Label
Generation robot : a century of science fiction, fact, and speculation, Terri Favro
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn974699677
Extent
xx, 231 pages ; 24 cm
Isbn
9781510723108
Label
Generation robot : a century of science fiction, fact, and speculation, Terri Favro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn974699677
Extent
xx, 231 pages ; 24 cm
Isbn
9781510723108

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