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We, Robot: Skywalker’s Hand, Blade Runners, Iron Man, Slutbots, and How Fiction Became Fact
“If you grew up like I did on a steady diet of The Jetsons, The Six Million Dollar Man, Star Wars, and The Terminator, then you’ve been wondering when all your robot fantasies might become true. But unlike promises that every American will own a personal jet pack and hovercraft by now, the proliferation of cyborgs, androids, and avatars is real. With wit and insight, Mark ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 7th 2010 by Lyons Press
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(Read 4/2/13) An interesting book on developments in the world of robotics and AI. In some ways, the book offered concern in showing how labor jobs are being lost to automation and therefore presenting the need for men and women to up there game in educating themselves to be viable competitors in this new world. The book also offered a sobering reality for robot lovers such as myself in showing the idea of one day seeing a society with autonomous, near conscious androids as our personal servants ...more
Are you kidding me? 'WTF' is not, just...no. really no. i don't care how pop science your book is, text speak in the middle of it like you are texting me about your cat, just, no. i put the book down. Ok, i lied, i did keep flipping through to look at the pretty pictures, then i put it down in the return to the library pile. ...more
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