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Machines Like Me (Random House Children's Books)

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Artikelnummer: 9781529111262

Britain has lost the Falklands war, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding. Machines Like Me occurs in an alternative 1980s London. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. With Miranda& #8217 s assistance, he co-designs Adam& #8217 s personality. This near-perfect human is beautiful, strong and clever & #8211 a love triangle soon forms. These three beings will confront a profound moral dilemma. Ian McEwan& #8217 s subversive and entertaining new novel poses fundamental questions: what makes us human? Our outward deeds or our inner lives? Could a machine understand the human heart? This provocative and thrilling tale warns of the power to invent things beyond our control.

Person Ian Mc Ewan
Genre Fremdsprachig
Einband Taschenbuch
ISBN 978-1-5291-1126-2
Abmessungen (B/H/T) 177x110x32mm
Gewicht 212 g