We, Robots

We, Robots

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In the tradition of Jaron Laniera€™s You Are Not a Gadget, a rousing, sharply argueda€”and, yes, inspiring!a€”reckoning with our blind faith in technology Can technology solve all our problems? Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, many of our most famous journalists, pundits, and economists seem to think so. According to them, a€œintelligent machinesa€ and big data will free us from work, educate our children, transform our environment, and even make religion more user-friendly. This is the story theya€™re telling us: that we should stop worrying and love our robot future. But just because you tell a story over and over again doesna€™t make it true. Curtis White, one of our most brilliant and perceptive social critics, knows all about the danger of a seductive story, and in We, Robots, he tangles with the so-called thinkers who are convinced that the future is rose-colored and robotically enhanced. With tremendous erudition and a punchy wit, White argues that we must be skeptical of anyone who tries to sell us on technological inevitability. And he gives us an alternative set of stories: taking inspiration from artists as disparate as Sufjan Stevens, Lars von Trier, and FranAsois Rabelais, White shows us that by looking to art, we can imagine a different kind of future. No robots required. From the Hardcover edition.Or your loved ones might be happy to receive the Breville Oracle Espresso Machine ($2, 000), Fujifilma#39;s X-T1 ($1, 199 lens not included), or the ... This is the payoff for those long days editing software manuals in the corporate coop. *1 This isanbsp;...

Title:We, Robots
Author: Curtis White
Publisher:Melville House - 2015-11-03

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