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Philosophical and Future Perspectives

Cyriel M. A. Pennartz

in The Brain's Representational Power: On Consciousness and the Integration of Modalities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029315
eISBN:
9780262330121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029315.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Here we review the philosophical implications of the theory presented in previous chapters, and its consequences for future research. This leads us to demarcate the current theory from classical ... More


Automatic Sweethearts for Transhumanists

Michael Hauskeller

in Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036689
eISBN:
9780262341981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036689.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter asks the question whether sexual and/or romantic relationships with robots could ever be as satisfying as the real thing. Three main arguments are made. First, if we assume that robots ... More


Applications of Artificial Chemistries

Wolfgang Banzhaf and Lidia Yamamoto

in Artificial Chemistries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029438
eISBN:
9780262329460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029438.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter gives an overview of several domains where artificial chemistries have been applied. The first example of application is in the robotics domain, where artificial chemistries have been ... More


Introduction

Arne De Boever

in Finance Fictions: Realism and Psychosis in a Time of Economic Crisis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279166
eISBN:
9780823281435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279166.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Through discussions of novels by Chuck Palahniuk, Cristina Alger, and Don DeLillo, as well as some films (Fight Club, The Big Short) and television series (Mr. Robot), this chapter lays out the ... More


Should We Be Thinking about Robot Sex?

John Danaher

in Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036689
eISBN:
9780262341981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036689.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Introduces the issues and arguments of the book. Sets the stage for the arguments that follow by addressing preliminary questions: What are sex robots? Do any exist right now? Why should we care ... More


Is It Good for Them Too? Ethical Concern for the Sexbots

Steve Petersen

in Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036689
eISBN:
9780262341981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036689.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on a corner of sexbot ethics that is rarely considered elsewhere: the question of whether and when being a sexbot might be good—or bad—for the sexbot. It claims that there is a ... More


Deus Sex Machina: Loving Robot Sex Workers and the Allure of an Insincere Kiss

Julie Carpenter

in Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036689
eISBN:
9780262341981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036689.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter projects possible human futures with robot sex workers (RSWs). These are models of robots with integrated capabilities designed to enhance human sexual pleasure. Using attachment theory ... More


Identities

Peter Marks

in Imagining Surveillance: Eutopian and Dystopian Literature and Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474400190
eISBN:
9781474412339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400190.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers how different forms of surveillance capture, fashion and potentially distort identity, sometimes without the subject knowing. It raises questions about how surveillance ... More


Lifestyle Branding

Christine M. E. Guth

in Hokusai's Great Wave: Biography of a Global Icon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839598
eISBN:
9780824871550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839598.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter looks at the diffusion of “The Great Wave” through a range of goods, beginning with museum merchandise, where its ties to the authority of Hokusai’s woodcut are most important, through ... More


Skill-Based Design: Productivity, Learning, and Organizational Effectiveness

Harold Salzman

in Usability: Turning Technologies into Tools

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195075106
eISBN:
9780197560303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195075106.003.0007
Subject:
Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction

The effective implementation of new technology, particularly computerbased systems, typically requires more, not less worker skill and judgment (Adler, 1986; Hirschhorn, 1984; Jaikumar, 1986; ... More


Robot Monster and the “Watchable … Terrible” Cult/SF Film

J. P. Telotte

in Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381830
eISBN:
9781781382363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the intersection of cult and science fiction (sf) cinema, focusing on Robot Monster (1953). It argues that sf films have developed a cult reputation and following not only ... More


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