Lem vs Le Guin
The lecture was dedicated to two prominent representatives of science fiction, Stanislav Lem and Ursula Le Guin.
In the 20th century, philosophical thought often dressed up as science fiction.
Igor Zaidel told the audience the biographies of two authors whose works had a huge impact on the development of social ideas of the 21st century.
The impetus for the romantic desire to change one’s own biology was given by Le Guin’s famous novel The Right Hand of Darkness.
Many technological changes that have affected society, from mobile communications to artificial intelligence, were foreseen and described by Lem.