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Player Piano

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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 synopsis

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Worth G

Time to read it again...

by Worth G on Jan 4, 2012

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 ... More

Dabear

1952 Futureshock

by Dabear on Sep 2, 2007

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 ... More

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