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by Hannah Leitheiser

Happily Ever After

#future #computers #OlofJohannesson

The End of Man?

Olof Johannesson

1968

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2020-02-17

"But how do computers view the human problem? The problem of humans is being closely studied by the highest and best-informed authorities. No irresponsible opinions, but rather detailed calculation.

We believe--or rather we know--that we are approaching an era of even higher living standard, and an even greater happiness than ever before.

We shall all live happily ever after." - Olof Johannesson, The End of Man? (1968)

I think we are to suspect this book was written by the computers. I mean, spoiler alert, but I doubt anyone is going to read it (it's a bit dry).

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