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Frankenstein's Monster

Sketch of Frankenstein's Monster

Shortly after Ada Lovelace was was born, Mary Shelley, a friend of her father's, was writing a novel. In her book Frankenstein, inanimate flesh is brought to life. Life it may not be, but engineers are now doing pretty well in creating humanoid machines that can do their own thing. Could a machine ever be considered alive? The 21st century is undoubtedly going to be the age of the robot. Maybe it's time to start thinking about the consequences in case they gain a sense of self.

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