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Summa Technologiae  [POL] free pdf The Polish writer Stanislaw Lem is best known to English-speaking readers as the author of the 1961 science fiction novel "Solaris," adapted into a meditative film by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1972 and remade in 2002 by Steven Soderbergh. Throughout his writings, comprising dozens of science fiction novels and short stories, Lem offered deeply philosophical and bitingly satirical reflections on the limitations of both science and humanity.In "Summa Technologiae" his major work of nonfiction, first published in 1964 and now available in English for the first time Lem produced an engaging and caustically logical philosophical treatise about human and nonhuman life in its past, present, and future forms. After five decades "Summa Technologiae" has lost none of its intellectual or critical significance. Indeed, many of Lem s conjectures about future technologies have now come true: from artificial intelligence, bionics, and nanotechnology to the dangers of information overload, the concept underlying Internet search engines, and the idea of virtual reality. More important for its continued relevance, however, is Lem s rigorous investigation into the parallel development of biological and technical evolution and his conclusion that technology will outlive humanity.Preceding Richard Dawkins s understanding of evolution as a blind watchmaker by more than two decades, Lem posits evolution as opportunistic, shortsighted, extravagant, and illogical. Strikingly original and still timely, "Summa Technologiae" resonates with a wide range of contemporary debates about information and new media, the life sciences, and the emerging relationship between technology and humanity."

About Stanislaw Lem

Stanislaw Lem (1921 2006) was the best-known science fiction author writing outside the English language. His books have been translated into more than forty languages and have sold more than 27 million copies worldwide.Joanna Zylinska is professor of new media and communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is the author of "Bioethics in the Age of New Media "and" The Ethics of Cultural Studies.""

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Author : Stanislaw Lem
Publisher : University of Minnesota Press
Data Published : 01 January 2014
ISBN : 0816675775
EAN : 9780816675777
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 440 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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