Was the Cold War a clash of belief systems or simply a race for technology? How did the Information Age of humankind begin at the end of the millennium? Is the evolution of species God’s awesome means of creation, or is it just a very long sequence of accidents? Is there evidence of a spiritual world beyond the material? Can science of the twenty-first century provide us with all the truth and meaning of life? The answers to these seemingly disparate questions could be found in the life of a computer science engineer who was involved in designing the first computers in his own country behind the Iron Curtain and who later emigrated to the West. His journey across technological advances, nations, cultures, worldviews, and political and social systems as they were changing dramatically at the end of the millennium is captivating.
The book considers the problems of humanity through the life of the baby boom generation during the Cold War—their upbringing and realizations, their aspirations, their challenges, their successes, their failures, and their disillusionment as they searched for something firmer to hold on to for the truth and the meaning of life. They experienced turbulence and trauma just in the apogee of their age when many are expected to bear fruit and enjoy it. Instead, they had to make life-changing decisions and dramatic moves that were very similar to the flying of an adult bird kept in a cage since birth. It was a quest for worldviews and value systems that required them to step out of the narrow profession and engage more actively with social and ethical issues in order to survive. The story is an unequivocal testimony to God’s magnificent grace to mankind.