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Instructions for getting the short stories will be posted soon.
In this course we will use selected works of science fiction to analyze the feasibility of possible future technologies and their impact on society. We will discuss the feasibility of the science and technology contained in each text from first principles. We will then look at how these technologies might be developed and their effect on society. Some of the areas we will explore are: biotechnology and genetic engineering; the internet, cyberspace and virtual living; quantum computing, communication & star travel; programmable matter and robotics. Each class will focus on a new text. If possible there will be one movie and five books.
|Location:||Wean Hall 4707||Time:||Wednesday 1pm||Prof:||Seth Copen Goldstein
7122 Wean Hall
7106 Wean Hall
|6/10/09||Beggars in Spain|