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Generation Robot: A Century Of Science Fiction, Fact, & Speculation (Hardcover)

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  • 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.

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Product Description

  • Author
    Terri Favro  
    Binding
    hardback  
    Cat No.
    4229155  
    EAN
    9781510723108  
    Genre
    Science Fiction  
    ISBN
    9781510723108  
    Publisher
    Skyhorse Publishing  
    Type
    Books  
  • 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 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, analysing 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.

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