Kazuo Ishiguro's Klara and the Sun takes us on an extraordinary journey on the idea of what makes us human in a world where technology and humanity intersect. Do we lose our humanity when we delegate our emotions to machines or do we find it in new forms?
The story is told through the eyes of Klara - an artificial friend (AF) designed to provide companionship and support to a lonely teenager named Josie.
Ishiguro questions the depths of love and the moral implications of artificial intelligence. Do we lose our Humanity when we delegate our emotions to machines or do we find it in new forms?
Klara and the Sun like all of Ishiguro's books is beautifully crafted and yet it is one of his simpler books though equally stimulating. Thus Klara and the Sun provides more answers than questions in a way that easily enriches the reader's life.
Coincidentally, the 2024 Univ Forum's theme: The Human Factor, aligns with the discourse in Klara and the Sun, and as such should provide ample preparation for the Lakeside book club readers to contribute to the discussion and debate at the university level.
Prepare to be swept away by a story that will stay with you long after the final page.
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