Our most transcendent expectations for technology along with our most common objections and dystopian fears have for centuries been fuelled by the imaginations and visions of writers, film-makers, musicians and artists working in popular cultural idiom­s. In this lesson, we will explore the evolution of technology and humanity through the lens of philosophy and popular culture. Basically, were going to ponder such questions as ‘what does it mean to be human’ and ‘what does the future look like?’ But don’t panic, you’ve most likely watched or played through a probable answer to these questions dozens of times.