Since time immemorial, humans have sought to build artificial
creatures that move and talk. You will see and discover many of these
fantastic creations in this book.
But you will also see depicted a startling future in which science and
alchemy turn everything upside down. Robotic life thrives, the
machines conquer the workday world, and humanity shrinks before the
advance of a superior life form.
This new age of robotic
superiority, a time when humans are outworked, outthought, and outdone
in every field, is no more than 25 years away. Artificial
lifeandroids, cyborgs, robotswill prosper as the era of human life
quickly vanishes and fades away. Homo Sapiens, the creator of
robotics, must now bow to the strange new creature, for he is
stronger, more cunning, and more useful.
Come and envision a near future in which a bold and intelligent Avatar
rules a planetary kingdom of machines. It will be a time when
artificial men and women are our sex partners, postal deliverers,
chauffeurs, entertainers, and bankers; a transhuman era in which the
wealthy, favored few are given artificial parts and a biochip to
expand intelligence; when fast and brutal robots play an exciting form
of professional football; and when the vast majority of humans grow
extinct, unworthy of life extension.
236 pages Almost every other
page has color!
NOTE: Texe has departed from his normal rhetoric
in this book.