Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact, and Speculation

Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact, and Speculation

by Terri Favro

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Overview

For fans of Mary Roach, a sweetly nostalgic and enlightening exploration of futures past, present, and still to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510723108
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Terri Favro, winner of the CBC Creative Non-fiction Prize for her essay “Icarus,” is the author of the novels Sputnik’s Children, Once Upon A Time In West Toronto, and The Proxy Bride, and the co-creator of a series of comic books published by Grey Borders Books. She has written marketing copy for IBM, Apple, Blackberry and LEGO, among others. She lives in Toronto.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Robots? Ix

Chapter 1 Isaac's Kids (1950) 1

Chapter 2 Monolith (1968) 21

Chapter 3 A Tramp in the AI Winter (1985) 43

Chapter 4 Fun and Games with Thinking Machines (2018) 71

Chapter 5 Hitching A Ride In A Driverless Car (2025) 101

Chapter 6 Waking Up the House (2030) 129

Chapter 7 The Good Robot (2040) 155

Chapter 8 Sex and the Singularity (2050) 183

Acknowledgments 209

Bibliography 211

Notes 221

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