Frankenstein’s warning: the too-familiar hubris of today’s technoscience

  • April 30, 2023
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Technology presuming to recreate humanity is central to Mary Shelley’s masterpiece. It is more relevant today than ever

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Can we imagine a scenario in which the different anxieties aroused by George Romero’s horror film Night of the Living Dead and Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi dystopia 2001: A Space Odyssey merge?

How might a monster that combined our fear of becoming something less than human with our fear of increasingly “intelligent” machines appear to us and what might it say?

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