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Peace on Earth by Stanisław Lem
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Sep 22, 09

Recommended to Mark by: me
Recommended for: SF fans; fans of Lem
read count: 1

This is a humorous novel by Lem that I read a number of years ago. I believe that it was one of his last works of fiction before he passed away (?) I recall that a good portion of the book included a scathing indictment of SDI/'star wars', i.e., the futility and insanity of building weapons systems in space. For example, one could build a 'defensive' missle shield of some kind in Earth orbit. But then there would be a need to protect the shield, so, say anit-satellites would need to be constructed and deployed, then one would need to deploy anti-anti satelleites and so on without limits. I recall in this novel that there were some artificial intellegince / robotic weapon systems deployed on the moon (some of which were nano-scale in size) that were trying to out-smart and fighting with eachother -- future wars being fought between robots rather than humans ...? I think the main character had a split or mutliple personality such that one personality had control of his left hand another his right hand, or something like that ... :-) Fun/crazy stuff like that ...
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