Notes and Reflections on Books and Media
by Hannah Leitheiser
#future #computers #OlofJohannesson
The End of Man?
"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).