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21st Century Robot

  • Length: 278 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2014-12-13
  • ISBN-10: 1449338216
  • ISBN-13: 9781449338213
  • Sales Rank: #1112763 (See Top 100 Books)

When companies develop a new technology, do they ask how it might affect the people who will actually use it? That, more or less, sums up Brian David Johnson’s duties as Intel’s futurist-in-residence. In this fascinating book, Johnson provides a collection of science fiction prototyping stories that attempt to answer the question.

These stories focus on the same theme: scientists and thinkers exploring personal robotics as a new form of artificial intelligence. This isn’t fanciful speculation. Johnson’s stories are based on Intel’s futurecasting research, which uses ethnographic field studies, technology research, trend data, and science fiction to develop a pragmatic vision of consumers and computing. 21st Century Robot presents science fiction designed to bring about science fact.

Get real insight into technology and the future with this book. It will open your eyes.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. He Builds Robots with His Mind
Chapter 2. The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Robot
Chapter 3. Design
Chapter 4. I_AM_Robot
Chapter 5. The Brain
Chapter 6. The Machinery of Love and Grace
Chapter 7. Body
Chapter 8. Murderous Little Pets
Chapter 9. Build
Chapter 10. How to Build a Robot
Chapter 11. Seven Billion Best Robots Ever
Appendix A. How to Contact Us
Appendix B. More Robots from Ms. Moore’s First Grade Class

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