David J Gunkel
October 25, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 104 Pages - 16 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138370715 - CAT# K397315
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In this short introduction, David Gunkel examines the shifting world of artificial intelligence, mapping it on to everyday 21st century life and probing the consequences of this ever-growing industry and movement.
The book investigates the significance and consequences of the robot invasion in an effort to map the increasingly complicated social terrain of the 21st century. Whether we recognize it as such or not, we are in the midst of a robot invasion. What matters most in the face of this machine incursion is not resistance, but how we decide to make sense of and respond to the social opportunities and challenges that autonomous machines make available.
How to Survive a Robot Invasion is a fascinating and accessible volume for students and researchers of new media, philosophy of technology, and their many related fields. It aims both to assist readers’ efforts to understand a changing world, and to provide readers with the critical insight necessary for grappling with our science fiction-like future.
0. Preface 1. Introduction 2. Default Settings 3. The New Normal 4. Responses