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Author Favro, Terri, author.

Title Generation robot : a century of science fiction, fact, and speculation / Terri Favro.

Publication Info. New York : Skyhorse Publishing, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  809.3876 FAVRO    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  006.3 FAVRO    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  629.892 FAV    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  629.892 F27A    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  006.3 FAV    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  809.3876 FAVRO    Check Shelf
Description xx, 231 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-231).
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"
Subject Robots in literature.
Artificial intelligence in literature.
Robots -- Technological innovations.
Technology -- Social aspects.
Artificial intelligence -- Technological innovations.
Science -- Technological innovations.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Scientists & Psychologists.
SCIENCE / Mechanics.
Artificial intelligence. (OCoLC)fst00817247
Robotics. (OCoLC)fst01098997
Technology -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01145202
ISBN 9781510723108
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