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Re-Engineering Humanity

Re-Engineering Humanity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Frischmann, Brett
By Selinger, Evan

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Every day, new warnings emerge about artificial intelligence rebelling against us. All the while, a more immediate dilemma flies under the radar. Have forces been unleashed that are thrusting humanity down an ill-advised path, one that's increasingly making us behave like simple ...machines? In this wide-reaching, interdisciplinary book, Brett Frischmann and Evan Selinger examine what's happening to our lives as society embraces big data, predictive analytics, and smart environments. They explain how the goal of designing programmable worlds goes hand in hand with engineering predictable and programmable people. Detailing new frameworks, provocative case studies, and mind-blowing thought experiments, Frischmann and Selinger reveal hidden connections between fitness trackers, electronic contracts, social media platforms, robotic companions, fake news, autonomous cars, and more. This powerful analysis should be read by anyone interested in understanding exactly how technology threatens the future of our society, and what we can do now to build something better.
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ISBN 9781108707640
Released NZ 5 Oct 2020
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781108707640
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Released 5 Oct 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Frischmann, Brett
By Selinger, Evan
Category Law & Society
International Economic & Trade Law
Philosophy Of Science
Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
Number of Pages 434
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 228mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 303.483
Weight 710g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Technology - Social aspects, Human-computer interaction, Human-robot interaction, Human engineering
NBS Text International Law: Professional
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly;General/trade