By Curtis White
Can know-how remedy all of our difficulties? regardless of overwhelming proof on the contrary, a lot of our most renowned reporters, pundits, and economists appear to imagine so. in keeping with them, “intelligent machines” and large information will loose us from paintings, teach our youngsters, remodel the environment, or even make faith extra uncomplicated. this can be the tale they’re telling us: that we must always cease being concerned and love our robotic future.
But simply because you inform a narrative again and again doesn’t make it actual. Curtis White, one in every of our so much terrific and perceptive social critics, understands all concerning the chance 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 routinely enhanced.
With large erudition and a punchy wit, White argues that we has to be skeptical of somebody who attempts to promote us on technological inevitability. And he offers us an alternate set of news: taking idea from artists as disparate as Sufjan Stevens, Lars von Trier, and François Rabelais, White indicates us that by means of seeking to artwork, we will think a special form of destiny. No robots required.
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