Friday, May 2, 2008

* Cory Doctorow's "Truncat" (short story)

Sequel to novel "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom". Jargon filled utopia of a future world where people live very long; can go to sleep for long in a kind of stasis; can backup the contents of their brain so even in the worst accident, the old backup can be downloaded into their clone to ensure continued existence. And most importantly, young people share these brain backups over a kind of file sharing network (usually without owner's consent), & get a kind of psychological boost out of it! This sharing is supposed to be fun & hep.

Fact sheet.

First published:, August 2003.
Rating: C
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Note: Why is this post so short?