Part 3 of 5. Computers and robots

Science Fiction explores how technology changes people’s place in community. From Talus in Greek mythology to Rossum’s Universal Robots, from fake chess playing machines to unbeatable computers, human imagination has always included artificial humans and artificial thinking. The world has shifted from a time when ‘calculator’ was a person who calculates, to devices that we have on our phones. This lecture explores some of the most surprising predictions to have come true in all of science fiction!