Omni April 1983

 

 

A SINGLE MACHINE IS CHALLENGING
OUR CONCEPTS OF INTELLIGENCE,
EMOTION, AND INDIVIDUALITY.

IT WILL CHANGE THE WAY WE WORK
AND THE WAY WE LIVE.

THE MACHINE IS, OF COURSE
THE ROBOT
A SPECIAL EDITION

 
OMNI1983AprLG

Vol.5 No. 7

Cover Art: Carl Flatow, a New York-based photographer, was inspired by Michelangelo's "The Creation of Man" to interpret the re-creation of mechanioids in man's own image. This comment on the emergence of robots in our time was commissioned for World magazine.


Editor in Chief & Design Director: Bob Guccione

President: Kathy Keeton
Executive Editor: Dick Teresi
Graphics Director: Frank Devino
Art Director: Elizabeth Woodson

 
Contents / Articles

Omnibus (pg 10)
Contributors

Communications (pg 12)
Correspondence

Forum (pg 14)
Dialogue

Earth (pg 18)
Environment
by James Kitfield

Life (pg 20)
Biomedicine
by Helen E. Fisher

Space (pg 22)
Comment
by T.A. Heppenheimer

Artificial Intelligence (pg 30)
Computers
by Phoebe Hoban

Continuum (pg 35)
Data Bank


SPECIAL ROBOTICS SECTION

First Word (pg 6)
Introduction
by Marvin Minsky

Robo-Psychology (pg 26)
Mind
by Michael Edelhart

Robots...And Our Jobs (pg 35)
Opinion
by Stanley Polcyn

Robo-Shock! (pg 44)
Article
by Kathleen Stein

Robots at Home (pg 70)
Article
by Ricard Wolkomir

Robots: Fantasies and Realities (pg 80)
Pictoral
by Michael Edelhart

John McCarthy (pg 100)
Interview
by Philip J. Hilts

Robo-Sculpture (pg 132)
The Arts
by Marjorie B. Mann

Last Word (pg 154)
Humor
by Randy Cohen



Blind Shemmy (pg 52)
Fiction
by Jack Dann

Gene Fixer (pg 92)
Article
by Tabitha M. Powledge

The End of the World News, Part II (pg 108)
Fiction
by Anthony Burgess

Antimatter (pg 115)
UFOs, etc.

Explorations (pg 134)
Travel
by Doug Garr

Books (pg 138)
The Arts
by Hans Fantel

Credits (pg 142)

Next Omni (pg 146)

Maple Leaf (pg 148)
Phenomena
by R. Hamilton Smith

Stars (pg 150)
Astronomy
by Patrick Moore

Games (pg 152)
Diversions
by Scot Morris