Review of Kate Darling’s book “The New Breed: How to Think about Robots” by Dirk vom Lehn #SSSI #Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.576

We have published Dirk Vom Lehn’s review of Kate Darling’s book “The New Breed: How to Think about Robots.” In this book, Darling discusses robots as a “new breed” and provides a “neat opposite to technology-deterministic and dystopian arguments characterizing the future of humanity to be determined by robots and machines.”

Rather than characterizing the future of humanity to be determined by robots and machines, by returning to animal analogy, she suggests that we would benefit most from the deployment of robots if we use them as supplements to other tools we already use. “Just like people breed and hold control over animals to use them to their advantage, now is the time to identify the opportunities offered by robots and exploit them to our advantage.”

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