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The Resource We, robots : staying human in the age of big data, Curtis White

We, robots : staying human in the age of big data, Curtis White

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We, robots : staying human in the age of big data
Title
We, robots
Title remainder
staying human in the age of big data
Statement of responsibility
Curtis White
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Language
eng
Summary
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, "intelligent machines" 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 they're telling us: that we should stop worrying and love our robot future. But just because you tell a story over and over again doesn'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 treendous 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 François Rabelais, White shows us that by looking to art, we can imagine a different kind of future--no robots required. -- Front jacket flap
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1951-
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White, Curtis
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Human beings
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / General
  • COMPUTERS / Social Aspects / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / General
  • Human beings
  • Philosophical anthropology
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We, robots : staying human in the age of big data, Curtis White
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
918940858
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 284 pages
Isbn
9781612194554
Lccn
2015032089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918940858
Label
We, robots : staying human in the age of big data, Curtis White
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
918940858
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 284 pages
Isbn
9781612194554
Lccn
2015032089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918940858

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