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The android prophecy

Author: Keith EvansPiers BizonyJamie DoranTom BakerRichard DawkinsAll authors
Publisher: Hamilton, N.J. : Films Media Group, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Database:WorldCat
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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: Educational films
Internet videos
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Videorecording
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Evans; Piers Bizony; Jamie Doran; Tom Baker; Richard Dawkins; Arthur C Clarke; Take 3 Productions.; Atlantic Celtic Films.; Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 829298961
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from title frames.
Originally produced in 2001.
Available on Films on demand.
Credits: Camera, Simon Fanthorpe, Peter George, Bill Margolis ; film editor, Roger Guertin.
Performer(s): Narrated by Tom Baker.
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) : digital, sd., col.
Details: System requirements: Microsoft Internet Explorer; Firefox; Adobe Flash Player or Windows MediaPlayer or Apple QuickTime.; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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).
Other Titles: Are robots a threat?
Films on demand.
Responsibility: produced in association with Take 3 ; executive producer for Take 3, Keith Evans ; producer, Piers Bizony ; written and directed by Jamie Doran ; Atlantic Celtic Films.

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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