The Wink of an Eye - Stanisław Lem
In his latest book, Stanisław Lem compares his own futurologist hypotheses (as in Summa Technologiae and Dialogs, years ago) with current developments in the natural sciences.
Throwing a glance at the Earth from a cosmic perspective leads to unusually insightful and at the same time unsettling reflections on the real state of our knowledge, on the chances of immortality, the creation of artificial intelligence and the possibility of meeting an extraterrestrial civilisation.We have only existed on the face of the "geological clock of the Earth" for a few seconds; it is coincidence that we appeared here, and it is not yet known whether homo sapiens will survive in this universe.
Stanisław Lem novelist and essayist, author of the classics of science fiction.
- The Wink of an Eye / Okamgnienie
Wydawnictwo Literackie, Kraków 2000
© Stanislaw Lem
123 x 197, 160 pages, paperback