Arguing for Change

Returning from the matrix, Case, who finds Molly and 3Jane locked in a life-and-death battle, wins the day by arguing in favor of change and possible development:

"Give us the fucking code," he said. "If you don't, what'll change? What'll ever fucking change for you'? You'll wind up like the old man. You'll tear it all down and start building again! You'll build the walls back, tighter and tighter.... I got no idea at all what'll happen if Wintermute wins, but it'll change something!" He was shaking, his teeth chattering. [N260]

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