Essays Tagged: "Science fiction"

Robotics, excellent report on the history and applications of robots

ally thought of by the word robot is that of a mechanical being, somewhat human in shape. Common in science fiction, robots are generally depicted as working in the service of people, but often escapi ... robot aids for the handicapped.As for the thinking androids of the possible future, the well-known science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov has already laid down rules for their behavior. Asimov's first l ...

(5 pages) 146 0 4.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicals" Term Paper

technological standpoint, but from a human one as well. His well crafted, almost poeticstories are science fiction in setting only. They put much more emphasis on the apathy andinhumanity of modern s ... 1934 his family moved to LosAngeles, where Bradbury attended high school and joined the Los Angeles Science-Fantasy Society.While a member, Bradbury published four issues of his own magazine, Futuria ...

(5 pages) 43 0 3.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Herbert George Wells

ls was one of the world's most talented writers. He was able to write in many styles, whether it be science-fiction or nonfiction. Although talented in many areas and genres of the literary world, it ... talented in many areas and genres of the literary world, it is for his contribution to the realm of science-fiction that he will always be remembered. H. G. Wells is known as 'The Shakespeare of Scien ...

(5 pages) 99 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Ray Bradbury's "Dandelion Wine"

ldhood, growing up, and life in general. Bradbury, generally considered one of the Grand Masters of science fiction, did not in fact write science fiction. While his books and stories had some of the ...

(7 pages) 55 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Human Cloning isn't as scary as it sounds

f a human being would not amount to creating a 'carboncopy'--an automaton of the sort familiar from science fiction. It would bemore like producing a delayed identical twin. And just as identical twin ...

(5 pages) 128 0 3.7 Mar/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Asimov on Chemistry

ry by Isaac Asimov is a collection ofseventeen essays that he wrote for The Magazine of Fantasy and ScienceFiction. This book is one of ten that were published by Doubleday & Company,Inc. Not all ... were published by Doubleday & Company,Inc. Not all of the books centered on chemistry and like science. Most justcovered anything Isaac Asimov wondered about. These Essays date back quiteaways wi ...

(4 pages) 43 0 3.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

"What is a Human Anyway?"

ng a human really mean?This story, written in the 1970's, is becoming more of a reality rather than science fiction. Robots like Andrew could be in our future! If robots become a part of our daily liv ... n is absurd and unrealistic. Hopefully the development of Artificial Intelligence does not persist. Science is going too far, it doesn't seem right and it doesn't sound like a very good idea. Imagine ...

(4 pages) 182 4 2.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence

Genetic engeneering.

g our lives ever since research on genes began. As the advancements continue to sound more like the science fiction than what we actually believe is possible, the amount of ethical and debatable dilem ... proportionally. In February of 1997, the news and media covered one of the largest leaps in genetic science. When a sheep was cloned, the media exploded with coverage on this topic. We were all amazed ...

(5 pages) 237 3 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

Human Cloning: Is it moral?

d of thing people think about when they hear the word "cloning". Cloning has always been considered science fiction. A survey conducted by CNN showed that sixty-three percent of Americans think of rec ... g experiments. He also established the National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC) to address the science and ethics of human cloning. The appointed council immediately published an article entitled ...

(6 pages) 218 0 2.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

"The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood.

it really is, how it may come to be and the evils and problems within it.The Handmaid's Tale, being science fiction, is based around the future of our society today. Margaret Atwood is predicting what ...

(6 pages) 121 0 3.7 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Wild, Wild West and David Lowenthal.

eration reshapes its legacy in line with the present. Using the arts, the humanities and the social sciences, the author uses sources such as science fiction to examine how we rebel against inherited ...

(3 pages) 33 2 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Anime/Manga 101. Anime Genres, difference between Anime and Manga, art styles, and recommendations...

at incorporates all genres found in television and books. The plots range from romantic comedies to science fiction and even action adventures. Anime is released in three forms: TV shows, Movies, and ...

(3 pages) 59 0 4.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Independance day vs close encounters of the 3rd kind

The idea of science fiction has been around for a long time. Over the years, it has been combined with all sorts ... d combinations of these. From giant serial killing plants to mole men from the center of the earth, science fiction has captured the imagination of almost everyone who has been introduced to it. Close ...

(4 pages) 17 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Our Lives, What Will It Be Like?

If our grandparent's lives had been written up in the 1800s, it would have been considered complete science fiction, but even then the term "science fiction" had not yet been thought of. Someone (I'm ...

(3 pages) 37 0 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Is 'Frankenstein' purely a gothic horror story, or is it a precursor of modern science fiction?

After realising the criteria of Gothic Horror and Science Fiction, this essay will be discussing further these criterion and deciding which one of the ... and has a constant theme of gloom and the supernatural, which makes it dark and rather threatening. Science Fiction, on the other hand, is fiction based and claims scientific discoveries and often dea ... ted the body to corruption."This brings us to the next point, which is the use of machinery and new science. It can be clearly seen that new science and machinery were used while creating the monster. ...

(6 pages) 129 1 3.8 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

Book Report on Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley

ve New World before and hoped that this book would be of a similar nature to it. That is futuristic science fiction.However, from first impression in the first few chapters, this book turns out to be ... ive another character.We learn that Lord Tantamount is in his senior years, and that he is a man of science and classical music. These are his two passions. He is no very social and will only brave hi ...

(5 pages) 24 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

In what ways is 'Frankenstein' an early form of science fiction?"

re changing due to the recent alteration in possible genres. Some people see it as an early form of science fiction. There are many reasons for this, which I will be presenting and explaining in this ... were placed into the book by Mary Shelley because of the advancements and dramatic progress in the science field around Shelley's time. Things like the discovery of electricity, storage of food in ca ...

(6 pages) 18 0 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors


, it was an unforgettable treat for me when I did. That is the strange thing about certain kinds of science fiction - and I do not by that mean the spaghetti gung-ho kind of read, I mean the ones whic ...

(2 pages) 17 0 4.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Internet: 'New' media Q. Critically examine the argument that: 'New' media are merely new systems of delivery of the same kind of content (Howells, 2003).

nnovative communication mediums, and allow the people to connect worldwide. This tool appears to be science fiction, but it is more of a reality because it is the Internet. This new media was created ... ge in the age of electronic communication: A developing country perspective, Journal of Information Science, 25(6), 465-476Howells, R. 2003, Visual Culture, Polity Press, Cambridge, UK, pp.220-246Mach ...

(7 pages) 122 0 4.2 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Artificial Intelligence: Is it Capable of Showing Flaws in Society?

the capability of making machines with the intelligence of the androids in Blade Runner, but Dick's science fiction can be looked at as a metaphor to how the world is becoming more accepting or oblivi ... job he just does what he is told. Making excuses to himself if killing androids ever bothers his conscience, in other words avoiding the issue. But maybe that is what enables Deckard to kill androids, ...

(6 pages) 43 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence