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Victor Petrov
Max Webber Fellow, European University Institute

Victor Petrov is a postdoctoral student on the Max Weber programme at the European University Institute near Florence in Italy.

Written by Victor Petrov

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Communist robot dreams

Tech flourished in communist Bulgaria and so did a body of science fiction asking vital philosophical questions

Victor Petrov