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“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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Jeffrey McKinley
Apr 02, 2013 rated it liked it
(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
Glee  Norto
Jun 03, 2011 rated it it was ok
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
Abraham Ray
May 04, 2014 added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lovers of sci-fi
good book of robots, metal armor & cybernetics
Lisa Keipp
Apr 07, 2011 marked it as to-read
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Interesting so far...
Shannon
Jul 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I found this book to be very informative on the world of robotics and technological advances (like Paro, the robotic therapy baby seal).
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