This is a book for anyone who has wondered how we inhabit this surreal world with a new set of youngsters that live in the fantasyland and although are experts in Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter plus all the gadgets you can imagine, they do not know the difference between a Picasso and a Warhol painting let alone discerning Chopin from Debussy.
A wry commentary on the weirdness of modern life. This is a book for anyone who has wondered how weinhabit this surreal world with a new set of youngsters that live in the fantasyland and although areexperts in Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter plus all the gadgets you can imagine, they do not know the differencebetween a Picasso and a Warhol painting let alone discerning Chopin fromDebussy. Someone once said that the Orientals inventedgunpowder to use for fireworks during the festive seasons only to have the Westturn it into a base for destruction by producing firearms. Man's use of modernscience, be it nuclear power, television, smart phones, motor cars, informationtechnology including the monstrous Internet can all be consider in a similarvein. Although the potential to improve mankind's short stay on this planetwith the use of these new discoveries and inventions is there, man somehowcontinues to allow evil to creep in and dominate over good. This is a highly entertaining and witty collection oftales based around the follies and fascinations of modern technology andphilosophical analysis as well as stories that are based on fact. Managingsimultaneously to be both humorous and serious, the author portrays a varietyof scenarios in which man becomes increasingly dominated and influenced by hisown machines and bizarre creations. Other narratives take the form of anecdotesor personal adventures where human dram plays a central role. There issomething for everyone; even computer lovers will be entertained and amused bythe author's images of the future in a collection of pieces which could bedescribed as modern morality fables, albeit with some rather original andunexpected twists.