Films from the Future: The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies (for Fans of Coldfusion Presents New Thinking)
ISBN: 1633539075
EAN13: 9781633539075
Language: English
Publication Date: Nov 15, 2018
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.5" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Hard Science Fiction Films that Predict Future Technology

As the breakneck advance of technology takes us into a world that is both exciting and menacing, sci-fi films give us an inkling of what is to come, and what we should avoid. --Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the SETI Institute, and host of Big Picture Science

#1 Best Seller in Nanotechnology, Computers & Technology, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mechanical Engineering, and Robotics & Automation

Dr. Andrew Maynard, physicist and leading expert on socially responsible development of emerging and converging technologies, examines hard science fiction movies and brings them to life.

Science and technology are radically changing our world. Films from the Future is an essential guide to navigating a future dominated by complex and powerful new technologies. The jump from room-filling processors to pocket-size super computers is just the beginning. Artificial intelligence, gene manipulation, cloning, and inter-planet travel are all ideas that seemed like fairy tales but a few years ago. And now their possibility is very much here. But are we ready to handle these advances? As Maynard explains, Viewed in the right way―and with a good dose of critical thinking―science fiction movies can help us think about and prepare for the social Read More chevron_right

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