Communist robot dream | Curio

Communist robot dream

22 mins | May 7, 2018

How communist Bulgaria became a leader in tech and sci-fi. In the late 70s and 80s, communist Bulgaria had a booming robot science fiction scene, brought on by the computer revolution. Victor Petrov, traces in Aeon magazine the roots of this flourishing body of literature back to the tension between manual workers and automation and the fear of an uncertain but fast-encroaching future.

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