Friday, March 03, 2006

Frankenstein Syndrome: When science goes awry

'[In this book, Daniel] Dinello explores the chasm between the rosy daydreams of scientists and the more jaundiced nightmares of sci-fi writers and filmmakers. From "Frankenstein" to "The Matrix," robots, androids, cyborgs, artificial intelligence, cloning, the wilds of cyberspace, even cell phones and iPods -- which, come to think of it, do sound pretty sinister -- are all occasions for hair-raising speculation about how technological advances can go terribly wrong...' More


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