historical relationship between humans and machines based on Tim’s Vermeer and AlphaGo
rite an essay that considers the historical relationship between humans and machines based on Tim’s Vermeer and AlphaGo, and the texts by Alfred B. Lord, Lewis Mumford, and Michel Foucault, as well as the connected lecture content.
In these movies and texts, it is often stated or implied that humans becoming more like machines is something negative because it turns us into the opposite of what we (supposedly) are. Why are machines opposed to humans? Why and how do various media turn us into machines? What are the consequences of this transformation for how we act, behave and think? That is, what happens to notions of human agency, creativity, and artistic genius when we become more like machines that we use? Finally, and in your opinion, to what degree should we be concerned if humans are becoming more like machines or if machines become more like humans? Explain your reasoning.