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Edisonís Eve: A Magical History of the Quest for Mechanical Life
Edison’s Eve: A Magical History of the Quest for Mechanical Life
Our Price: $24.00
Year: 2002
Pages: 304
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 679451129

Product Code: 756785898

Gaby Wood (au). Why was Thomas Edison obsessed with making a mechanical doll -- a perfect woman, mass-produced? Can a 21st-century robot express human emotions of its own? Taking up themes long familiar from the realms of fairy tales & science fiction, Wood traces the hidden prehistory of a modern idea -- the thinking, hoaxes, & inventions that presaged contemporary robotics & the current experiments with artificial intelligence. This book is also a brilliant literary, cultural, & philosophical examination of the motives that have driven human beings to pursue the creation of mechanical life, & the effects of that pursuit -- both in its successes & in its failures -- on our sense of what makes us human. Illustrations.

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