Carbon and Silicon by Mathieu Bablet

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Carbon and Silicon are the first of a new generation of robots meant to care for the aging human population. Raised in the protective cocoon of a laboratory, they are eager to discover the outside world but are dramatically separated during an escape attempt. Lost and alone, they will gather three centuries' worth of experiences, observing the last gasps of humanity facing the ecological, economic, and social disasters that they themselves have created. Faced with this declining world, will Carbon and Silicon manage to find their place?

Born in a laboratory in Silicon Valley, two androids named Carbon and Silicon will witness the evolution of humanity. From this dawn of true artificial intelligence, the pinnacle of human achievement, they will directly witness ecological, economic, and cultural crises that alter civilization as we know it. Through their eyes, we rediscover our planet as it reaches the point of no return.

The latest project by celebrated author Mathieu Bablet, this ambitious work addresses themes separating artificial intelligence from humanity. A fable about the ravages of capitalism and the illusion of transhumanism. A cautionary tale spanning 300 years of frighteningly plausible future scenarios.

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