Media Law Through Science Fiction

Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Offspring (Paramount Television broadcast March 12, 1990). Vernor Vinge, The Coming Technological Singularity: How to Survive in the Post-Human Era, in NASA, Vision-21: Interdisciplinary Science and ...

Author: Daxton R. Stewart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317363224

Category: Law

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Attorney and legal scholar Daxton Stewart examines the intersection of media law and science fiction, exploring the past, present, and future of communication technology and policy debates. Science fiction offers a vast array of possibilities anticipating future communication technologies and their implications on human affairs. In this book, Stewart looks at potential legal challenges presented by plausible communication technologies that may arise 20 or 50 or 100 years from today. Performing what he calls "speculative legal research," Stewart identifies the kinds of topics we should be talking about relating to speech, privacy, surveillance, and more, and considers the debates that would be likely to arise if such technologies become a reality. Featuring interviews with prominent science fiction authors and legal scholars, and a foreword by Malka Older, this book considers the speculative solutions of science fiction and their implications in law and policy scholarship. Chapters feature specific literary examples to examine how cultural awareness and policy creation are informed by fictional technology, future societies, and legal disputes. Looking forward, beyond traditional legal research and scholarship to the possible and even very likely future of communication technology, this fascinating work of speculative legal research will give students and scholars of media law, science fiction, and technology much to discuss and debate.
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Research Handbook on the Law of Artificial Intelligence

For the purposes of our hypothetical future scenario, the vast majority of these AIs could truly be sentient just as ... They were not (yet) the dreaded “singularity”45 that 39 Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Offspring (television ...

Author: Woodrow Barfield

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781786439055

Category: Computers

Page: 736

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The field of artificial intelligence (AI) has made tremendous advances in the last two decades, but as smart as AI is now, it is getting smarter and becoming more autonomous. This raises a host of challenges to current legal doctrine, including whether AI/algorithms should count as ‘speech’, whether AI should be regulated under antitrust and criminal law statutes, and whether AI should be considered as an agent under agency law or be held responsible for injuries under tort law. This book contains chapters from US and international law scholars on the role of law in an age of increasingly smart AI, addressing these and other issues that are critical to the evolution of the field.
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Lifting the Scientific Veil

ANALYZING STAR TREK Background The following episode from Star Trek : The Next Generation reflects some of the issues ... Viewing AssignmentStar Trek : The Next Generation , " The Offspring " Lt. Commander Data attends a cybernetics ...

Author: Paul Sukys

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847696006

Category: Science

Page: 582

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Lifting the Scientific Veil has been written to afford the nonscience student the same meaningful opportunity to explore germane scientific topics as is generally given the science student to learn about the humanities and social sciences. Since nonscientists are generally responsible for making laws, financing research, or, at the very least, for voting, it is essential that they understand the significant impact that science has on everyday life. The book is designed to introduce nonscientists in an informative and comprehensible manner to four of the most significant scientific theories of the twentieth century: the big bang, quantum physics, relativity, and evolution. After each theory is explained informally, the book shows how that theory and related technology impact upon one's personal life. Legal and political aspects of these theories are explored as well as philosophical and theological implications.
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Popular Culture as Art and Knowledge

11. Next Generation—“The Offspring,” 1990. 12. Brady Bowman, Hegel and the Metaphysics of Absolute Negativity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015). 13. Star Trek, original series—“Day of the Dove,” 1968. 14. Star Trek, original ...

Author: George A. Gonzalez

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498589789

Category: Social Science

Page: 130

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To adjudicate between continental and analytic philosophy this book looks at the Star Trek television series, as well as Nazi cinema. Popular culture is germane to philosophy and contemporary politics because television creators attract viewers by conveying authentic philosophical and political motifs.
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Computer Engineering Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

... (for history of science fiction) “Star Trek: The next generation” episode “The enemy” (Season 3) Need a new science fiction episode for mixed strategies “I, Robot” clip Star Trek: The next generation episode: The offspring Homework: ...

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781613504574

Category: Computers

Page: 2228

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"This reference is a broad, multi-volume collection of the best recent works published under the umbrella of computer engineering, including perspectives on the fundamental aspects, tools and technologies, methods and design, applications, managerial impact, social/behavioral perspectives, critical issues, and emerging trends in the field"--Provided by publisher.
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Star Trek FAQ 2 0 Unofficial and Unauthorized

Everything Left to Know About the Next Generation, the Movies and Beyond Mark Clark ... “The Offspring” also features superb performances from Spiner and guest star Todd, who is heartbreakingly convincing as Lal.

Author: Mark Clark

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781480355019

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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Exploring Picard s Galaxy

Star Trek: The Next Generation—The Complete Second Season. writ. Melinda M. snodgrass, dir. robert scheerer, Paramount home Video, 2002, dVd. “the offspringStar Trek: The Next Generation—The Complete Third Season. writ. rené ...

Author: Peter W. Lee

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476630960

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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Serving as the sequel to Gene Roddenberry’s original television series, Star Trek: The Next Generation pushed the boundaries of the “final frontier.” At the same time, the show continued the franchise's celebrated exploration of the human experience, reflecting current social and political events. ST:TNG became immensely successful, spawning four feature films and several television spin-offs. This collection of new essays explores both the series’ characters and its themes. Topics include the Federation’s philosophy concerning technocracy, sexuality and biopolitics; foreign policy shifts in the Prime Directive; key characters including Jean-Luc Picard, Data, Deanna Troi, Tasha Yar; and Klingon martial arts, music, and history.
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Robots in Popular Culture Androids and Cyborgs in the American Imagination

Although neither father nor child presumably possesses emotion, the heartbreak of their goodbye is evident, further underscoring the fact that these machines are “alive” (Rene Echevarria, “The Offspring,” Star Trek: The Next Generation, ...

Author: Richard A. Hall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440873850

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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Robots in Popular Culture: Androids and Cyborgs in the American Imagination seeks to provide one go-to reference for the study of the most popular and iconic robots in American popular culture. In the last 10 years, technology and artificial intelligence (AI) have become not only a daily but a minute-by-minute part of American life—more integrated into our lives than anyone would have believed even a generation before. Americans have long known the adorable and helpful R2-D2 and the terrible possibilities of Skynet and its army of Terminators. Throughout, we have seen machines as valuable allies and horrifying enemies. Today, Americans cling to their mobile phones with the same affection that Luke Skywalker felt for the squat R2-D2. Meanwhile, our phones, personal computers, and cars have attained the ability to know and learn everything about us. This volume opens with essays about robots in popular culture, followed by 100 A–Z entries on the most famous AIs in film, comics, and more. Sidebars highlight ancillary points of interest, such as authors, creators, and tropes that illuminate the motives of various robots. The volume closes with a glossary of key terms and a bibliography providing students with resources to continue their study of what robots tell us about ourselves. Provides readers with detailed information on popular examples of robots/AI in American popular culture Provides readers with considerable "Further Reading" suggestions, including scholarly, pop culture, and scientific readings on each topic Places popular examples of robots/AI in pop culture in proper historical perspective Provides scholarly material that gives readers additional important historical context in five essays Gives equal coverage to a diverse array of robots, from the well-known to the obscure
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