The Invincible by Stanislaw Lem:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

An interstellar ship, Invincible, lands on an uninhabited planet and encounters a kind of mechanical life, consisting of autonomous self-replicating machines. Lem uses the situation to imagine the possibility that autonomous, mechanical forms could succeed in becoming part of the natural evolution of a world. Select an invention:

Inorganic Evolution

Metal Insects

Nanomachine Swarm (Black Cloud) - tiny machines work together

Repair Robots - helpful droids

 

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