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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
Statement of responsibility
Terri Favro
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--Amazon.com
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Favro, Terri
Dewey number
809.38762
Index
no index present
LC call number
Q335
LC item number
.F38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technology
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Robotics
Label
Generation robot : a century of science fiction, fact, and speculation, Terri Favro
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-231)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn974699677
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 231 pages
Isbn
9781510723108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Generation robot : a century of science fiction, fact, and speculation, Terri Favro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-231)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn974699677
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 231 pages
Isbn
9781510723108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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