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It seems the minds of these people are so taken up with intense speculations, that they neither can speak, nor attend to the discourses of others…
J. Swift, 1726

Laputa is the flying island of mad scientists, as it was imagined by Jonathan Swift in his most famous, satyrical novel Gulliver’s Travels (1726). An island inhabited by people of great minds and culture, but with little practical sense, lost in their speculations…

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