Notes and Reflections on Books and Media
by Hannah Leitheiser
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The End of Man?
"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)