Lecture 6 - Science Fiction, A.I. and Androids

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Science Fiction, Artificial Intelligence and Androids
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Schedule What is science fiction? Science fiction themes Artificial Intelligence Androids
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Science Fiction Science fiction is a genre of popular culture—books, TV shows, films and video games—that represents science and technology in a range of ways.
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Science Fiction To become popular, science fiction products must represent science and technology in ways that responds to and resonate with public hopes and fears. Science fiction is “a cultural expression of public attitudes toward technology” that “oscillates between hope and despair, between celebration and warning, in its depiction of technological change” (Murphie and Potts 2004: 95).
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Science Fiction Science fiction often represents public views toward science and technology, but sets them in a futuristic setting. Science fiction extrapolates from present-day scientific and technological developments to explore the ways these developments might
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course POLITICS POL 507 taught by Professor Mirlees during the Fall '11 term at Ryerson.

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Lecture 6 - Science Fiction, A.I. and Androids - Science...

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