We, Robots

We, Robots

In the culture of Jaron Lanier’s You aren't a Gadget, a rousing, sharply argued—and, sure, inspiring!—reckoning with our blind religion in technology
Can know-how resolve all our difficulties? regardless of overwhelming proof on the contrary, lots of our most famed newshounds, pundits, and economists appear to imagine so. in response to them, “intelligent machines” and large information will unfastened us from paintings, teach our kids, remodel the environment, or even make faith extra straight forward. this can be the tale they’re telling us: that we should always cease being concerned and love our robotic future.

yet simply because you inform a narrative again and again doesn’t make it actual. Curtis White, one in every of our such a lot remarkable and perceptive social critics, is familiar with all concerning the probability of a seductive tale, and in We, Robots, he tangles with the so-called thinkers who're confident that the long run is rose-colored and mechanically superior.

With large erudition and a punchy wit, White argues that we needs to be skeptical of an individual who attempts to promote us on technological inevitability. And he offers us an alternate set of reports: taking notion from artists as disparate as Sufjan Stevens, Lars von Trier, and François Rabelais, White exhibits us that via trying to artwork, we will be able to think a special type of destiny.

No robots required.

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