DIGI202-20S1 (D) Semester One 2020 (Distance)

Cyberspace, Cyborgs, and the Meaning of Life

15 points
Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdraw Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty: Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 8 May 2020

Description

This course investigates a raft of questions - concerning mind, metaphysics, knowledge and human nature - thrown up by the ongoing revolution in information technology. These include: Might I attain immortality by porting myself into cyberspace? Am I already in cyberspace? Is the universe nothing but a computer? Should we fear a forthcoming Age of Robots? Is my iPhone part of my mind? Could a computer ever be programmed to be creative and intelligent, and to equal or exceed the problem solving capacities of the human brain?

Pre-requisites

Any 15 points at 100 level from COSC, DIGI, MATH, or PHIL, or any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.

Restrictions

Equivalent Courses

Course Coordinator

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts Head of Department

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $777.00

International fee $3,375.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

All DIGI202 Occurrences

  • DIGI202-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020
  • DIGI202-20S1 (D) Semester One 2020 (Distance)