Looking into the Future – Stanisław Lem and Futurological Attempts

In the 21st century, researchers take on a difficult task of forecasting and controlling the development of technology. Futurology is starting to play an important role. Stanisław Lem created a series of visions of the future, which include not only the sci-fi works that everyone knows, e.g. Eden or The Invincible as well as philosophical works: Summa Technologiae or Biology’s Development Over the Years Leading Up to 2040: A Forecast. His “metafuturological” work allows a new perspective of the reflection over the latest futurological research (Ray Kurzwell or Nick Bostrom).