|Inter Ice Age 4 (1959) [Novel]|
by Kobo Abe
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(From the publisher):
The account of Professor Katsumi of Tokyo who has assembled and programmed a computer which, given all the available facts about a person or situation, can predict the future. Because a similar computer in Moscow is being uset to make forecasts of a political nature, his institute's governing body decides to avoid politics and try to foresee the future of an individual. A man is picked, apparently at random, only to be murdered before he can be programmed, but the computer can still read his mind. The resulting involvements are complicated by a climactic shift - Inter Ice Age 4 - which puts earth under water.
Original title: 第四間氷期 [Daiyon Kanpyoki]
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Technology→ Computers, Automation, Artificial Intelligence
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Bleak Futures→ Ecological Disasters