Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact, and Speculation

Generation Robot covers a century of science fiction, fact and, speculation from the 1950 publication of Isaac Asimov 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 theGeneration Robot covers a century of science fiction, fact and, speculation from the 1950 publication of Isaac Asimov 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 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 it 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 now and tomorrow.
Generation Robot A Century of Science Fiction Fact and Speculation Generation Robot covers a century of science fiction fact and speculation from the publication of Isaac Asimov s seminal robot masterpiece I Robot to the Singularity when artificial and

  • Title: Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact, and Speculation
  • Author: Terri Favro
  • ISBN: 9781510723108
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact, and Speculation”

    1. Uma obra intrigante para juntar às estantes de livros sobre futurismos. Com um ponto de vista único, e raramente visto neste género. Não apregoa apocalipses distópicos nem pinta tudo com um rosa optimista berrante. Não é um livro escrito por alguém ligado ao futurismo ou ao comentário sobre tecnologia. Antes, é uma reflexão muito pessoal, construída a partir de reminiscências de uma vida, amor à ficção científica e pesquisa independente sobre computação, robótica e inteligên [...]

    2. A fun and enlightening book on not only the past of robots but also, probable future. It's a perfect read for those of us who are delighted and intrigued by robots but do not have a scientific or mathematical background. I highly recommend it!

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