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by Hannah Leitheiser

Bright Future

#future #computers #OlofJohannesson

The End of Man?

Olof Johannesson




"The fear of catastrophe and annihilation dominated the life of man from the Stone Age, but while people fear extinction they also feared the opposite: that the human race would become too numerous through the population explosion. Both threats pointed to man's inability to organize society -- the problem exceeded his brain capacity. With the advent of data machines, however, the situation became brighter. - Olof Johannesson, The End of Man? (1968)

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