Silicon Sunset : Where the Information Highway Really Leads
Scott T. GruskyISBN: 0965119009;
Take a journey to the furthest limits of cyberspace. It is the year 2077 and data pervades. There are no plants or animals in the cities, food grows only on orbiting satellites, and sex has been forgotten. All day long, day after day, humans process their burgeoning data via "PIFFEN meters" implanted in their brains. A worldwide bioelectronic net called the Neural Web links the tiny meters. But Kale Keeler--a 26 year-old, female Web reporter--has glimpsed the ways of the old-time. While attending arare physical briefing with Mr. Clyde Trivers, the CEO of the "Public Netgorks," she notices that Trivers is different from everyone else. He does no data processing of his own. Most humans would be too busy with their Web-signals to give this a second thought, but Kale suffers from a "slowed metabolic rate." She agrees to accept Trivers' odd assignment to investigate a Professor Walter Morgaux at Harvard University, which has been relegated to a rehab center for the most feeble...
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