For this essay, I’ll ask that you, in an approximately 2000 word essay, explain how three works of science fiction (a novel, a play, and a film) all contribute to your understanding of how our society will confront and adapt to technology and the future.
In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818) we see the mad scientist create life;
In Rossum’s Universal Robots (R.U.R.)(1920) we observe the creation of a race of robots;
In Ex Machina (2015) we see the scientific discovery of Artificial Intelligence and robotics taken to the extreme. Synthesize what you learn in each one individually to help you find a broader idea about technology and the future, sharing with us how each thought experiment helps us imagine the possible range of effects and side effects of technological advancement.
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How do Frankenstein, R.U.R, and Ex Machina all contribute to a discussion on the creation of human life through science, allowing each to add something to the conversation on the ultimate scientific discovery–creationism? OR if you feel these text are all riffing on another topic, feel free to explain how they’ve contributed to your understanding of “Blank (topic created by you)”, i.e. technological innovation, human relationships, scientific discovery…