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World War III and the second industrial revolution have come and gone. Now machines and computers perform all routine manufacturing tasks, while the ...Show synopsisWorld War III and the second industrial revolution have come and gone. Now machines and computers perform all routine manufacturing tasks, while the top scientists and technocrats run society. But underneath the surface, the impulse to rebellion seethes.Hide synopsis
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Description:Good. 12mo-over 6¾-7¾" tall. Gift inscription on first page. Top...Good. 12mo-over 6¾-7¾" tall. Gift inscription on first page. Top corner chewed. Shelf wear. Solid reading copy with clean text.
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Publisher: Dell Publishing Co. by arr. w/ Delacorte.,
Description:Good. Ex-library. Ex-classroom book, markings. Durable reading...Good. Ex-library. Ex-classroom book, markings. Durable reading copy. Paper age-toning. Minor cover soiling. Sun-fade. Mass-market size, hardbound, sealed for library/school market. Glued binding. 294 p. Audience: General/trade. Fiction: Kurt Vonnegut Jr here looks to the future in which computers and machinery are the all of every day life and work. From back cover: "A funny and savage vision of a future that is somewhere between Animal Farm and Alice in Wonderland..."
I remember being very impressed by this book when I first read it, 30 or 40 years ago. The basis of the plot is that, due to the high productivity of the industrial society, only a small number of people are needed to produce everything the society needs. This sounds ideal, but it isn't - in the book ...
When Kurt Vonnegut speculated about an automation-dominated future, he did not foresee the feminist movement, the omnipresence of computers, and the cyber-revolution. But the human questions remain. What makes life worth living? Are productivity, efficiency, and financial security enough, or do we ...
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