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Implications

Susan W. Brenner

in Law in an Era of “Smart” Technology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195333480
eISBN:
9780199855353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333480.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter summarizes the analysis presented in the earlier chapters and addresses its implications. It notes the difficulties involved in forecasting the ways in which misuse will manifest itself ... More


Sound Studies Meets Deaf Studies

Michele Friedner and Stefan Helmreich

in Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164809
eISBN:
9781400873869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164809.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines “sound” and “hearing” in relation to silence and deafness. Sound studies and Deaf studies would seem, at first perception, to operate in worlds apart. Sound studies privileges ... More


Posthuman Metamorphosis: Narrative and Systems

Bruce Clarke

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228508
eISBN:
9780823240999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228508.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

From Dr. Moreau's Beast People to David Cronenberg's Brundlefly, Stanislaw Lem's robot constructors in the Cyberiad to Octavia Butler's human/alien constructs in the Xenogenesis trilogy, this book ... More


Posthuman Folklore

Tok Thompson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825087
eISBN:
9781496825131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825087.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Posthuman Folklore explores how our human condition is increasingly thought of, and performed, in posthuman terms. Insights from animal studies have triggered the “animal turn” in scholarship, while ... More


DANGERS, RIGHTS, AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Wendell Wallach and Colin Allen

in Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374049
eISBN:
9780199871889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374049.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The desirability of computers making moral decisions poses an array of future dangers that are difficult to anticipate but will, nevertheless, need to be monitored and managed. Public policy and ... More


ENGINEERING MORALITY

Wendell Wallach and Colin Allen

in Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374049
eISBN:
9780199871889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374049.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

A framework is provided for understanding the trajectory toward increasingly sophisticated artificial moral agents, emphasizing two dimensions: autonomy and sensitivity to morally relevant facts. ... More


From Thinking about God to Acting in the World

George Pattison

in Thinking about God in an Age of Technology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199279777
eISBN:
9780191603464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199279772.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the ethical issues raised by genetic engineering, and the prospect of a posthuman future, or as some commentators put it, a posthuman present in which everyone has become ... More


RoboCop

Omar Ahmed

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325253
eISBN:
9781800342231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325253.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

RoboCop, Dutch director Paul Verhoeven's first American film, was both a commercial and (surprise) critical hit on release in 1987. Marking its thirtieth anniversary, this book explores the film from ... More


Key Credits and Synopsis

Omar Ahmed

in RoboCop

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325253
eISBN:
9781800342231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325253.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details the key credits and synopsis of Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop (1987). RoboCop takes place in a dystopian future, where Detroit is a city ridden with crime and on the verge of ... More


“Smart” Technology

Susan W. Brenner

in Law in an Era of “Smart” Technology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195333480
eISBN:
9780199855353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333480.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter explains that “smart” technology incorporates artificial intelligence and performs tasks for people, instead of facilitating their performance of tasks. The archetype of smart ambient ... More


New Romantic Cyborgs: Romanticism, Information Technology, and the End of the Machine

Mark Coeckelbergh

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035460
eISBN:
9780262343084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035460.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Most people assume that technology and romanticism are opposed. They share this assumption with many contemporary philosophers of technology, who tend to reduce romanticism to nostalgia. This book ... More


Battlestar Galactica

Shawn Malley

in Excavating the Future: Archaeology and Geopolitics in Contemporary North American Science Fiction Film and Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941190
eISBN:
9781789629088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941190.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the reimagined Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009), the scriptural phrase “life here began out there” prompts the survivors of the Cylon attack to seek refuge in the mythic home-world, Earth. While ... More


Prometheus

Shawn Malley

in Excavating the Future: Archaeology and Geopolitics in Contemporary North American Science Fiction Film and Television

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941190
eISBN:
9781789629088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941190.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Prometheus (2012) provides ample material for cyborg criticism in the figure of its android protagonist, David. Modelling himself after the archaeologist, promoter of Arab nationalism and British spy ... More


Robo sapiens japanicus: Robots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation

Jennifer Robertson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520283190
eISBN:
9780520959064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283190.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Japan is arguably the first postindustrial society to embrace the prospect of human-robot coexistence. Over the past decade, Japanese humanoid robots designed for use in homes, hospitals, offices, ... More


Beatboxing, Mashups, and Cyborg Identity: Folk Music for the Twenty-First Century

Tok Thompson

in Posthuman Folklore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825087
eISBN:
9781496825131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825087.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This article discusses two new artistic musical traditions, beat-boxing and mashups, in terms of their communal, changeable forms as displaying hallmarks often associated with folk music. ... More


When Your BFF Is an AI: Artificial Intelligence as Folk

Tok Thompson

in Posthuman Folklore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825087
eISBN:
9781496825131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825087.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Artificial intelligence programs have increasingly entered public discourse in many diverse and overlapping ways. The various artificial intelligences are connected to our biologically based ones ... More


Science Fictions and Cyber Myths: or, Do Cyborgs Dream of Dolly the Sheep? *

Genevieve Liveley

in Laughing with Medusa: Classical Myth and Feminist Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199237944
eISBN:
9780191706455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237944.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

For most science writers and theorists, the history of the cyborg begins in 1960 with a neologism coined by the research scientist Manfred Clynes and the clinical psychiatrist Nathan Kline to refer ... More


From Cyborgs to Animals:: Donna Haraway

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter profiles Donna Haraway, a major cultural theorist who has called attention to the "cyborg" nature of contemporary life. She has also become a major critic in the rising field of animal ... More


American Jesus

Omar Ahmed

in RoboCop

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325253
eISBN:
9781800342231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325253.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter assesses the portrayal of the cyborg in Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop (1987). RoboCop was part of the cycle of 1980 films in which the cyborg was consolidated as a genuinely ambivalent ... More


Manifestly Haraway

Donna J. Haraway

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816650477
eISBN:
9781452954332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816650477.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Manifestly Haraway brings together for the first time two popular and controversial multi-world and multi-disciplinary tracts, “The Cyborg Manifesto” and “The Companions Species Manifesto.” ... More


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