||[Apr. 1st, 2004|04:01 pm]
One of the best books I've read in recent history is now available as an e-book. It's called Everyone in Silico, and it's by James Munroe. |
Here's the blurb from the back of the book:
"Are you ready to upgrade to a fully modifiable and personalized reality?
In Vancouver, 2036, people are tired of the smog and the rain. They're willing to give up a lot for guaranteed sunshine.
Don't think about what you're losing, think about what you're getting — a life with no wasted hours sleeping or commuting. A life free of crime and disease. A life that ends when you want it to, not when some faceless entity decides it's your time.
Those who don't buy in — the poor, the old, the paranoid — have to watch as their loved ones, their friends, and their jobs leave the city. They have to watch as the latest prestige technology, Self, thoroughly transforms their world.
On the bright side, the rents have dropped. And from several strange and unexpected quarters, resistance is growing...
Offer ends soon. Take advantage of our lowest-ever financing rates to reserve a space now in the reality you can truly call your own."