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Started by Snowcrash, August 22, 2020, 08:58:15 AM

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Snowcrash

Just finished reading this book by Neal Stephenson and thoroughly enjoyed it. Its tag is "what if we could live forever, what if we did?" and is about a virtual digital heaven (my words).
It has also introduced me to the connectome and other ideas and technology I didn't know existed.
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art

That sounds like my kind of book! I read through the introduction on Amazon and it does sound as if Dodge sort of gets a bit more than he bargained for, but then again, once one is dead it kind of takes away one's decision making abilities doesn't it?!  ;)

As soon as things settle down a bit, I think I'll go for it!

Art

Hey Snowy, did you "take" your name from one of Neal Stephenson's books (Snow Crash)?

I just found it interesting that you liked and recommended one of his books until I read through a few of his other publications and thought it a casual coincidence.

No...I know...you went four-wheeling in the wintertime and well, the rest is history...or not...just having a poke.

Best to you!

Snowcrash

It is totally from the book. I put it as one word and the book is two words. No quad driving in snow here.

I believe it was his first book and may not be the best written SciFi book but I love the concept of code/computer virus/bio virus/religion/drug all designed to crash the human brain, called... Snow (as in un-tuned TV) Crash (what computers do).
The deliverator driven by Hiro Protagonist is good too. Even if the character name is a little hmmm.
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson