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"A Few Notes on the Culture" is an essay by Iain M. Banks describing elements of the universe of the Culture series. Most topics pertain to the culture, society, and technology of the Culture. The cosmology of the universe is also described.I'd describe the Culture stories as being about a post-scarcity, post-capitalist, post-work, anarchist, socialist utopia, managed by benevolent superintelligent AI. The Culture novels explore what such a society might look like, and how people might live their lives in such an environment. They also explore how such a society would interact with less advanced civilizations, and the moral and philosophical implications of that interaction. -Pi,

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