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Technology, Humanity, and the Future

 When Technology and Humanity Cross


 Why the Future Does Not Need Us
Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43215863

Robots being
developed at
the University
of Texas in
Austin

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43215863

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Pinocchio
and David in “A.I.”

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How similar are the


main characters in
these films?
Source: http://filmquarterly.org

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The Three (3) Laws of Robotics

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The Four (4) Laws of Robotics

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UCLA study finds
that searching the
Internet increases
brain function
(2008)

Source: http://medicalexpress.com

The brain scans of the study’s participants


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Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/

Source: http://http://theinstitute.ieee.org/

Source: http://theguardian.com
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• Salience: Is social media use heavily integrated into your
daily routine?
• Tolerance: Do you find yourself spending progressively
more time on social media to get the same satisfaction?
• Euphoria: Do you rely on social media as a source of
excitement, or to cope with boredom or loneliness?

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• Withdrawal: Do you feel a need to use social media,
and feel edgy or anxious when you cannot?
• Relapse: Do attempts to quit or reduce social media
use fail?
• Conflict: Does social media cause problems in your
life or conflicts with loved ones?

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“Neither should we pursue near
immortality without considering
the costs, without considering the
commensurate increase in the risk
of extinction. Immortality, while
perhaps the original, is certainly
not the only possible utopian
dream”
Source: http:/l-my.net Part of the text from
David talking to an advanced Lovejoy’s article “Why the
robot in the “A.I.” movie future Does Not Need Us”

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Source: nypost.com

1. Robots can pretend to be you.


2. AI can read your mind.
3. AI can master anything.
4. It can breed.
5. Elon Musk is convinced we’re doomed.

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1. Download and read 07
Readings 1-3.
2. As preparation for the next
lesson, watch eLMS Videos
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1-3 in Module 7, then
answer eLMS 07 Quiz 1 in
the portal.

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