July 21, 2023•77 words
Today's "AI news article writer" announcement by Google reminded me of "137 Seconds", one of Stanislaw Lem's brilliant science fiction short stories.
It's about machines helping to write stories, and about humans struggling to keep up with the world as machines see it. It's funny, and witty, and scary in many, many ways.
It was written over 50 years ago, and is available here in Antonia Lloyd-Jones' brilliant translation (navigate the page for parts II and III)