paperback, 52 pp., 1. edition
translation: Otterová, Michaela
published: september 2019
recommended price: 150 czk
The experience of the young generation represented by Thumbelina is radically different from the experience of her parents and teachers. She lives in symbiosis with new technologies, which facilitate an unprecedented level of access to information, while making her free and indifferent to the existing authorities and the contemporary passive model of education.
Philosopher Michel Serres compares the contemporary technological revolution to the emergence of writing and the invention of printing press, which fundamentally changed the functioning of societies. He criticizes contemporary science for clinging to abstraction and outlines his vision of the development that will be based on algorithms and codes. His passionate defense of the young generation, delivered in the French Academy, became a best-seller in France.