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by Hannah Leitheiser

Symbiotic Age Ends

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The End of Man?

Olof Johannesson




"The symbiotic age began with the advent of the computer, a fruitful collaboration between man and computer, but while data machines have developed enormously, man has not. Computers are now capable of building a society and supporting a civilization without human beings. The conditions necessary in a symbiotic age are not ceasing to exist. One might even say that today's human beings live like parasites on the data machines." - Olof Johannesson, The End of Man? (1968)

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