- Nina Kiriki Hoffman's "Futures in the Memories Market" (B); download text/audio: A recording device like in Arthur Clarke's "Patent Pending" - record your entire experience, not just audio & video; sell it in units like DVDs, so anyone can play back the experience.
Clarke's version focuses on the device & how to sell it, including producing porn content for it. Hoffman's focuses on emotional issues - recording device not only transfers your experience to external media, but wipes out corresponding memories from your brain - leaving you less than you were.
This is the story of a young woman conned into a slavery-like contract with a corporation that trades in her experiences.
- Brenda Cooper's "My Father's Singularity" (B); download: A man's relationship with his father as both of them grow older, old enough where senility has set in for father.
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Saturday, June 5, 2010
2010 stories I've read.