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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
Genre
Language
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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Amazon.com
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Favro, Terri
Dewey number
809.3/8762
Index
no index present
LC call number
Q335
LC item number
.F38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robots in literature
  • Artificial intelligence in literature
  • Technology
  • Robots
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Science
  • Robotics
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Scientists & Psychologists
  • SCIENCE / Mechanics
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Robotics
  • Artificial intelligence in literature
  • Robotics
  • Robots in literature
  • Technology
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
Contents
Introduction: Why robots? -- Isaac's kids (1950) -- Monolith (1968) -- A tramp in the AI winter (1985) -- Fun and games with thinking machines (2018) -- Hitching a ride in a driverless car (2025) -- Waking up the house (2030) -- The good robot (2040) -- Sex and the singularity (2050)
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 231 pages
Isbn
9781510723108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocn974699677
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
Contents
Introduction: Why robots? -- Isaac's kids (1950) -- Monolith (1968) -- A tramp in the AI winter (1985) -- Fun and games with thinking machines (2018) -- Hitching a ride in a driverless car (2025) -- Waking up the house (2030) -- The good robot (2040) -- Sex and the singularity (2050)
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 231 pages
Isbn
9781510723108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocn974699677

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