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[25.28 MiB] Films from the Future books by Andrew Maynard

“Deftly shows how a seemingly frivolous film genre can guide us in shaping tomorrow’s world.” ?Seth Shostak, senior astronomer, SETI Institute

Artificial intelligence, gene manipulation, cloning, and interplanetary travel are all ideas that seemed like fairy tales but a few years ago. And now their possibilities are very much here. But are we ready to handle these advances? This book, by a physicist and expert on responsible technology development, reveals how science fiction movies can help us think about and prepare for the social consequences of technologies we don’t yet have, but that are coming faster than we imagine.

Films from the Future looks at twelve movies that take us on a journey through the worlds of biological and genetic manipulation, human enhancement, cyber technologies, and nanotechnology. Readers will gain a broader understanding of the complex relationship between science and society. The movies mix old and new, and the familiar and unfamiliar, to provide a unique, entertaining, and ultimately transformative take on the power of emerging technologies, and the responsibilities they come with.
Films from the Future
Title:Films from the Future
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Category:Film, Books, Arts & Entertainment, Professional & Technical, Engineering, Science & Nature