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

Generation robot : a century of science fiction, fact, and speculation, Terri Favro., (ebook)

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Generation robot : a century of science fiction, fact, and speculation
Title
Generation robot
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a century of science fiction, fact, and speculation
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Terri Favro.
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eng
Summary
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, 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
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Midwest
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Favro, Terri
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809.3/8762
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Robots in literature
  • Artificial intelligence in literature
  • Technology
  • Robots
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Science
  • Robotics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Generation robot : a century of science fiction, fact, and speculation, Terri Favro., (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781510723122
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT12343170
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Generation robot : a century of science fiction, fact, and speculation, Terri Favro., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781510723122
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12343170
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12343170
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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