Generation Robot covers a century of science fiction, fact and, speculation―from the 1950 publication of Isaac Asimov’s seminal robot masterpiece, I, Robot, to the 2050 Singularity when artificial and human intelligence are predicted to merge. Beginning with a childhood informed by pop-culture robots in movies, in comic books, and on TV in the 1960s to adulthood where the possibilities of self-driving cars and virtual reality are daily conversation, Terri Favro offers a unique perspective on how our relationship with robotics and futuristic technologies has shifted over time. Peppered with pop-culture fun-facts about Superman’s kryptonite, the human-machine relationships in the cult TV show Firefly, and the sexual and moral implications of the film Ex Machina, Generation Robot explores how the techno-triumphs and resulting anxieties of reality bleed into the fantasies of our collective culture.Clever and accessible, Generation Robot isn’t just for the serious, scientific reader―it’s for everyone interested in robotics and technology since their science-fiction origins. By looking back at the future she once imagined, analyzing the plugged-in present, and speculating on what is on the horizon, Terri Favro allows readers the chance to consider what was, what is, and what could be. This is a captivating book that looks at the pop-culture of our society to explain how the world works―now and tomorrow. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teri Schnaubelt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009856/bk_brll_009856_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Those who learn history can doom others to repeat it.A new generation of humans has entered adulthood. Raised by robots, these freshly minted citizens of Earth struggle to fit into a society that has gotten by without them for a thousand years. Until Alex Truman shows them a new path. Raised by Charlie7 and cloned from the original Charles Truman, Alex feels that it´s his right to rule mankind. With the entirety of human history as his guide, he learns from the successes and failures of the Human Era and puts them to use against a society that´s completely unprepared to oppose him.Who can stand up to this budding tyranny? Abby Fourteen asks that very same question and comes up with just one answer: her. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael Garcia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137327/bk_acx0_137327_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Robot-Proof, Northeastern University president Joseph Aoun proposes a way to educate the next generation of college students to invent, to create, and to discover - to fill needs in society that even the most sophisticated artificial intelligence agent cannot. A ´´robot-proof´´ education, Aoun argues, is not concerned solely with topping up students´ minds with high-octane facts. Rather, it calibrates them with a creative mindset and the mental elasticity to invent, discover, or create something valuable to society - a scientific proof, a hip-hop recording, a web comic, a cure for cancer. Aoun lays out the framework for a new discipline, humanics, which builds on our innate strengths and prepares students to compete in a labor market in which smart machines work alongside human professionals. The new literacies of Aoun´s humanics are data literacy, technological literacy, and human literacy. Students will need data literacy to manage the flow of big data, and technological literacy to know how their machines work, but human literacy - the humanities, communication, and design - to function as a human being. Life-long learning opportunities will support their ability to adapt to change. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Glouchevitch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002851/bk_gdan_002851_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Four undocumented Mexican-American students, two great teachers, one robot-building contest... and a major motion picture. In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born in Mexico but raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where they attended an underfunded public high school. No one had ever suggested to Oscar, Cristian, Luis, or Lorenzo that they might amount to much - but two inspiring science teachers had convinced these impoverished, undocumented kids from the desert who had never even seen the ocean that they should try to build an underwater robot. And build a robot they did. Their robot wasn´t pretty, especially compared to those of the competition. They were going up against some of the best collegiate engineers in the country, including a team from MIT backed by a $10,000 grant from ExxonMobil. The Phoenix teenagers had scraped together less than $1,000 and built their robot out of scavenged parts. This was never a level competition - and yet, against all odds... they won! But this is just the beginning for these four, whose story - which became a key inspiration to the DREAMers movement - will go on to include first-generation college graduations, deportation, bean-picking in Mexico, and service in Afghanistan. Joshua Davis´ Spare Parts is a story about overcoming insurmountable odds and four young men who proved they were among the most patriotic and talented Americans in this country - even as the country tried to kick them out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Damron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001891/bk_aren_001891_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It will take more than angels and demons to stop him. Reporter Spencer Finch is embroiled in the hunt for a missing book, encountering along the way cat burglars and mobsters, hackers and mysterious monks. At the same time, he´s trying to make sense of the legacy left to him by his late grandfather, a chest of what appear to be pulp magazines from the golden age of fantasy fiction. Finch gradually uncovers a mystery involving secret societies, generations of masked vigilantes - and an entire hidden history of mankind.Chris Roberson is obsessed with superhero comics, pulp fiction, puppetry, animation, history, and science, and has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Liberal Arts Honors from the University of Texas at Austin, 1992. He has been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award four times—twice for publishing, and once each for writing and editing—twice a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and three times for the Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History Short Form (winning in 2004 with his story ´´O One”). He lives in Austin, Texas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Brooke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016346/bk_adbl_016346_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
My life has been one of butts: dainty butts, stinky butts, huge butts, soft butts, and even puckered butts. All these have touched my life and depressed my coils. I am a couch, and this is my tale. A Tale of Butts: The Story of a Couch is a novel befitting The Simpsons/Robot Chicken generations. Adult humor marks this tale of a couch and all the butts it intimately comes to know. Echo Ryan resides in northern California, where frequent naps are enjoyed with two dogs on the Palm Tree Couch. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert W Wilson III. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137809/bk_acx0_137809_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Robots are no longer science fiction. Autonomous, programmed to react like animals: fast, relentless, deadly. From microscopic nanobots to massive self-guided aircraft. This technology is here, it´s assessable, and it´s dangerous. What´s even scarier is that almost anyone can get their hands on it. A freelance terrorist uses the latest generation of robot dogs to deliver WMDs into cities across America. Sophisticated military weapons systems turn on their human masters. A technological apocalypse is coming, and we may be too late to stop it. Joe Ledger and a newly rebuilt Department of Military Sciences square off against this new and terrible threat. Dogs of War pits Joe against a merciless new enemy and an army of techno-terrorists in a race to prevent a global destruction. Let loose the Dogs of War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002458/bk_aren_002458_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hören Sie in diesem Audiomagazin alle Beiträge zum Schwerpunktthema ´´Arbeiten lassen´´: Schichtwechsel: Die nächste Stufe der Automatisierung schafft eine neue Welt. Aus der Fabrik entsteht eine Wissensgesellschaft. Dieser Übergang wird ein hartes Gefecht gegen alle Regeln und die alte Kultur, sagt Wolf Lotter in seinem Essay. Erntehelfer in der Cloud: Bauern haben seit Neuestem einen ´´Erntehelfer in der Cloud´´. Wer wissen will, warum die Automatisierung ein Segen ist, der sollte aufs Land fahren. Matthias Hannemann hat das getan. Mehr Ding als Internet: Was bedeutet eigentlich das Schlagwort Industrie 4.0? Thomas Ramge antwortet in sechs Thesen. Baxter ist sauer: Fabrikarbeiter und Lageristen müssen sich auf neue Kollegen einstellen: Die Roboter der neuen Generation sind zwar noch nicht perfekt, doch das ist nur eine Frage der Zeit. In seinem Stück liefert Steffan Heuer ein Update. In der Metaphern-Maschine: Wirtschaftsnachrichten sind trockener Stoff, den Journalisten gern ein wenig aufpeppen. Sie sitzen in der ´´Metaphern-Maschine´´. Eine Kulturkritik von Christine Künzel. Was nicht passt, wird passend gemacht: Erst galt die Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen als Pionier einer vernetzten Produktion. Heute wird sie dafür kritisiert, diese nicht weit genug getrieben zu haben. Daniela Schröder hat sich vor Ort umgesehen. Hufeisen für den Floh: Die Russen interessieren sich wenig für Maschinen, die den Alltag erleichtern. Umso mehr lieben sie Technik, mit der man den Weltraum erobern kann. Level 5: Einst galten sie als Bedrohung, heute sind sie unser täglicher Begleiter: Wie Computer-Spiele uns die Angst vor den Maschinen nahmen, schildert Sven Stillich in seiner Analyse. Das Bit der Weisen: Künstliche Intelligenz ist eine große Herausforderung für d 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Michael Bideller, Nina Schürmann, Jennifer Harder-Böttcher. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brnd/150701/bk_brnd_150701_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Character-driven, social science fiction inspired by the life of Evita Peron.Nothing can match the power of a single voice....Ruby Martin expects to spend her days repairing robots while avoiding the dangerous peacekeeping forces that roam the corridors of the generation ship the Creative Fire. The social structure of the ship is rigidly divided, with Ruby and her friends on the bottom. Then a ship-wide accident gives Ruby a chance to fight for the freedom she craves. Her enemies are numerous, well armed, and knowledgeable. Her weapons are a fabulous voice, a quick mind, and a deep stubbornness. Complicating it all—an unreliable AI and an enigmatic man she met—and kissed—exactly once—who may hold the key to her success. If Ruby can´t transform from a rebellious teen to the leader of a revolution, she and all her friends will lose all say in their future.Like the historical Evita Peron, Ruby rises from the dregs of society to hold incredible popularity and power. Her story is about love and lust and need and a thirst for knowledge and influence so deep that it burns. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Yetta Gottesman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006916/bk_adbl_006916_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.