Estrella Eugino: Distant Memories of Robots, Cybogs and Mechanical Creatures
This week we look to the past and incredible stories of animated machines, robots and creepy mechanical machines that are part myth and may have actually existed. My guest is author Estrella Eugino who co-author Robot Zombies, Transhumanism and the Robot Revolution.
How advanced is the technology that exists today, what are we using it for, and can machines turn on their human creators? What is transcendence and why will we all be familiar with it? Technology is growing exponentially and the moment when it merges with the human mind, called “The Singularity,” is visible in our imminent future. Can humans, limited by slow biological evolution, compete with synthetic intelligence? Science and technology are pushing forward, transforming life as we know it—perhaps even giving humans a shot of immortality. Who will benefit from this? Where did the idea of robots originate and why are humans fearful of decision-making robots that may be able to create goals and objectives, and work toward achieving them? This book examines the history and future of robotics, artificial intelligence, zombies and a Transhumanist utopia/dystopia integrating man with machine.
How did it all begin, and what’s in store for humans today, in the near future, and in the distant future? Haze and Eguino explore the fascinating role of artificial intelligence from a practical human perspective and discover that the mind-altering process necessary to accept and integrate with the inevitable is already underway, molding human consciousness.