The Book No One Read - Issue 28: 2050 - Nautilus

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Ricardo Tovar

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Uno de los mejores artículos que he leído jamás sobre Lem.

http://m.nautil.us/issue/28/2050/the-book-no-one-read

The Book No One Read

Why Stanislaw Lem’s futurism deserves attention.

BY LEE BILLINGS

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Lem was a polymath, a voracious reader who devoured not only the classic literary canon, but also a plethora of research journals, scientific periodicals, and popular books by leading researchers. His genius was in standing on the shoulders of scientific giants to distill the essence of their work, flavored with bittersweet insights and thought experiments that linked their mathematical abstractions to deep existential mysteries and the nature of the human condition. For this reason alone, reading Lem is an education, wherein one may learn the deep ramifications of breakthroughs such as Claude Shannon’s development of information theory, Alan Turing’s work on computation, and John von Neumann’s exploration of game theory. 

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