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Machines Like Me

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Beschrijving

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’s assistance, he co-designs Adam’s personality. This near-perfect human is beautiful, strong and clever – a love triangle soon forms. These three beings will confront a profound moral dilemma. Ian McEwan’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.

Detail product

Verschijningsdatum: 01-01-2019
Uitgever: Jonathan Cape
Isbn: 9781787331679
Uitvoering: Ingenaaid boek
Gewicht: 399 gr
Hoogte: 235 mm
Breedte: 155 mm
Dikte: 36 mm
Aantal pagina's : 304
Taal: Engels