THEMES / CONCEPTS
A few topics covered in the first 50 or so pages:
- CYBERTECH/POSTHUMANISM/CORPORATE POWER:
Medical-Industrial Complex [p.8]: Biotech has
replaced the military as a source of revenue and economy.
Life-extension has become the dominant technology.
- CYBERSPACE: Memory Palaces [p.13]: A
virtual location for storing information, personal items,
and momentos (basically a web page on one's own private
server). The really cool ones are hidden from public view
and from government eyes. All internet/web access is done
through virtual reality.
- CYBERSPACE/SIMSTIM: VR [p.27]: A great
deal is written on the basic machinary involved. Fun
- CYBERTECH/POSTHUMANISM/CURRENCY: Medical Upgrades
[p.57+]: A full explaination of procedure is given on
page 62. The politics involved are also included.