Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us
Are we really on the brink of having robots to mop our floors, do our dishes, mow our lawns, and clean our windows? And are researchers that close to creating robots that can think, feel, repair themselves, and even reproduce?
Rodney A. Brooks, director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory believes we are. In this lucid and accessible book, Brooks vividly depicts the history of robots and explores the ever-changing relationships between humans and their technological brethren, speculating on the growing role that robots will play in our existence. Knowing the moral battle likely to ensue, he posits a clear philosophical argument as to why we should not fear that change. What results is a fascinating book that offers a deeper understanding of who we are and how we can control what we will become.
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Review: Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change UsUser Review - Bill White - Goodreads
A little dated now (2002), but a good read. I especially like the B-52 analogy in the epilogue. The aircraft has not changed that much in outward (bodily) appearance, but internally it is nothing like ... Read full review
Review: Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change UsUser Review - Arash Kamangir - Goodreads
How can such a great scientist miss the social context of technology altogether? Read full review
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