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The Android Prophecy : Are Robots a Threat?

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Journeyman Pictures (Great Britain)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©2001.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For almost a century, Hollywood has been warning of a future during which human beings become enslaved by the machines they have created. Has the time come to take the seemingly outlandish imagination of science fiction seriously? Drawing disturbing conclusions about our possible mechanical domination, this documentary investigates the parallels between movie fantasy and science reality. Over the years innovations  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Journeyman Pictures (Great Britain)
OCLC Number: 851521701
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 22, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sound, color
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Contents: Human Species Threatened? (1:40) --
Film Warnings about Robots (2:38) --
"Metropolis" Robot (3:21) --
Robot Films of the 1930s and 1940s (1:39) --
Robot Revival in Films (4:51) --
Robbie the Robot (4:49) --
"Lost in Space" (4:26) --
"Lost in Space" --
The Movie (1:52) --
"Westworld" (3:27) --
"Stepford Wives" (4:42) --
"Star Wars" (3:33) --
"Blade Runner" (4:49) --
Human/Machine Communication (2:43) --
"The Terminator" (1:29) --
"Robocop" (4:24) --
Robot Helpers (1:08) --
Artificial Intelligence (3:54) --
Remarks by Experts (3:07) --
Credits: The Android Prophecy: Are Robots a Threat? (0:42).
Responsibility: Journeyman Pictures (Firm).

Abstract:

For almost a century, Hollywood has been warning of a future during which human beings become enslaved by the machines they have created. Has the time come to take the seemingly outlandish imagination of science fiction seriously? Drawing disturbing conclusions about our possible mechanical domination, this documentary investigates the parallels between movie fantasy and science reality. Over the years innovations in artificial intelligence and biotechnology have made it harder to distinguish man from man-made. Originally conceived as an aid to humanity, robots could be ready to suppress the masses. "I'm an optimist - we have a 51 percent chance of survival," sci-fi writer Arthur C. Clarke wryly observes. It's time to listen up: life as we know it today was last generation's science fiction.

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