R.u.r
    (2014)

    Nonfiction

    eBook

    Provider: hoopla

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PUBLISHED
[United States]: Neeland Media LLC 2014
Made available through hoopla
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1 online resource
ISBN/ISSN
9781420949681 (electronic bk.) MWT11940742, 1420949683 (electronic bk.) 11940742
LANGUAGE
English
NOTES

Simon Ward as Domain ; Tessa Peake-Jones as Helena ; Nigel Anthony as Dr. Gall

We have Czech writer Karel Capek to thank for the invention of the word robot and generally for the introduction of the idea of artificial intelligence to the world of literature. His play, "R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)" was first performed in 1921 and was an instant success. While the "robots" of the play could be more accurately described as cyborgs, Capek's influence on the science fiction genre with this play would be profound. "R.U.R." describes a future where robots have become universal and all of humanity is now dependent on the labor that they provide. Everything is perfect until the robot's are stirred into revolt. "R.U.R." is Capek's prophetic and dark dystopian vision of the future which would solidify his place in literary history

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