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Technophobia! : science fiction visions of posthuman technology

Author: Daniel Dinello
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A timely examination of the conflict between the techno-utopia promised by real-world scientists and the techno-dystopia predicted by science fiction.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Dinello, Daniel, 1946-
Technophobia!.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005019190
(OCoLC)60839358
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Dinello
ISBN: 0292796641 9780292796645 9780292709546 0292709544 9780292709867 0292709862
OCLC Number: 62746095
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (329 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: dreams of techno-heaven, nightmares of techno-hell --
Technology is God: machine transcendence --
Haunted utopias: artificial humans and mad scientists --
Cybernetic slaves: robotics --
Machines out of control: artificial intelligence and androids --
Rampaging cyborgs: bionics --
Infinite cyberspace cages: the internet and virtual reality --
Engineered flesh: biotechnology --
Malevolent molecular machines: nanotechnology --
Technology is a virus: machine plague --
Epilogue: technophobia.
Responsibility: Daniel Dinello.
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"As a study of everything you wanted to know about the terrors of technology but were to afraid to ask, Technophobia! Is impressive."--The Guardian, 1 April 2006

 
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