Contents: Mythological origins – History of androids, cyborgs and replicants – Descartes, Leibniz, LaMettrie and the man-machine
discussion – Dissecting corpses, prosthetics and xeno-transplantation – Clones, military robots, and artificial women – Artificial
intelligence research and its critics – The social background and development of the machine age – Film history (Frankenstein,
Metropolis, Blade Runner etc.).