Burn-In: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution
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About the Event
You can to listen to a podcast on the book wherever you get your podcasts.
Hosted by Jonathan - A Swede-mix of tech, apes and rhetoric
Pg Count: 14 hours, 49 min on Audible. 432 pages in print.
Burn-in is what the author Peter Singer, a veteran within the intelligence industry, calls ”usable fiction”. A female FBI-agent in a near future takes on the assignment to test-pilot the first robotic field-assistant. The author takes existing technologies, many still in their early societal adaptations, to paint us highly credible scenarios of the future through fiction. The book and our session is an exercise of the mind, imagination and storytelling of what is yet to be, while demonstrating persuasive scenario planning. What got me interested in the book originally was the author’s session on the world of intelligence podcast Jane, link in the session materials. Highly recommend listening to it previous to reading to take on the right lenses prior to this session.
Intent of Session:
Better discussions and adaptations of technology and future than you’d find taking on the topic from a non-fiction medium. We’ll be scrutinizing the actual usability of what the author buzz-wordingly names “usable fiction”.
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