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A critic review (source NPR) can be read at: http://n.pr/1ViP4YU.
Discursive, scholarly, and crackling with intensity, We, Robots works best as a jolt of self-awareness, a circuit breaker for the narratives that we often unconsciously allow our lives to follow…
Book description from Google Books:
In the tradition of Jaron Lanier s “You Are Not a Gadget,” a rousing, sharply argued and, yes, inspiring! reckoning with our blind faith in technology Can technology solve all our problems? Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, many of our most famous journalists, pundits, and economists seem to think so. According to them, intelligent machines and big data will free us from work, educate our children, transform our environment, and even make religion more user-friendly. This is the story they re telling us: that we should stop worrying and love our robot future. But just because you tell a story over and over again doesn t make it true. Curtis White, one of our most brilliant and perceptive social critics, knows all about the danger of a seductive story, and in “We, Robots,” he tangles with the so-called thinkers who are convinced that the future is rose-colored and robotically enhanced. With tremendous erudition and a punchy wit, White argues that we must be skeptical of anyone who tries to sell us on technological inevitability. And he gives us an alternative set of stories: taking inspiration from artists as disparate as Sufjan Stevens, Lars von Trier, and Francois Rabelais, White shows us that by looking to art, we can imagine a different kind of future. No robots required.”
The book is rated 3.34/5 at goodreads.com, from 58 ratings. See 11 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/1ViP4Z2.
Buy it or see reader reviews on amazon.com at: http://amzn.to/2yAwMAr.