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Rossum Universal Robots Karel Čapek

Rossum Universal Robots

Karel Čapek

Published January 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781481969536
Paperback
160 pages
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In May 2010, US scientists succeeded in creating the first self-replicating synthetic life. The advance has been hailed as a scientific landmark, but critics say there are dangers posed by synthetic organisms. In 1920, Karel Capek predicted thisMoreIn May 2010, US scientists succeeded in creating the first self-replicating synthetic life. The advance has been hailed as a scientific landmark, but critics say there are dangers posed by synthetic organisms. In 1920, Karel Capek predicted this exact scenario in his prescient Rossum Universal Robots (R.U.R.) Predating Huxelys Brave New World by two decades, R.U.R. claims the same footing in history as the earliest masterpiece that depicts the decline of Homo Sapiens and their replacement by the Post Humans. Karel Capek was the most famous author in the Czech Republic in the first half of the 20th century. His work widely translated and still inspires story tellers and movie directors the world over. R.U.R inspired Spielberg A.I., Will Smith I Robot and Arnold Schwarzeneggers Terminator series, among others. Capeks play is immortal for that one word it contributed, Robot, not only to English but, through English, to all the languages. Isaac Asimov