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TitleEnchanting Robots [electronic resource] : Intimacy, Magic, and Technology / by Maciej Musiał
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
Connect tohttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12579-0
Descript XI, 159 p. 5 illus., 4 illus. in color. online resource

SUMMARY

This book argues that robots are enchanting humans (as potential intimate partners), because humans are enchanting robots (by performing magical thinking), and that these processes are a part of a significant re-enchantment of the “modern” world. As a foundation, the author examines arguments for and against intimate relationships with robots, particularly sex robots and care robots. Moreover, the book provides a consideration of human-robot interactions and philosophical reflections about robots through the lens of magic and magical thinking as well as theoretical and practical re-evaluations of their status and presence. Furthermore, the author discusses the abovementioned issues in the context of disenchantment and re-enchantment of the world, characterizing modernity as a coexistence of these two processes. The book closes with a consideration of future scenarios regarding the meaning of life in the age of rampant automation and the possibility that designing robots becomes a sort of new eugenics as a consequence of recognizing robots as persons


Technology—Sociological aspects Consciousness Developmental psychology Artificial intelligence Science and Technology Studies. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/X22270 Cognitive Psychology. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/Y20060 Developmental Psychology. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/Y20010 Artificial Intelligence. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/I21000 Control Robotics Mechatronics. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/T19000



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