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The Resource The Rapture of the Nerds

The Rapture of the Nerds

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The Rapture of the Nerds
Title
The Rapture of the Nerds
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Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross
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Language
eng
Summary
Welcome to the fractured future, at the dusk of the twenty-first century. Earth has a population of roughly a billion hominids. For the most part, they are happy with their lot. Those who are unhappy have emigrated, joining the swarming densethinker clades that fog the inner solar system with a dust of molecular machinery so thick that it obscures the sun. The splintery metaconsciousness of the solar system has largely sworn off its pre-post-human cousins dirtside, but its minds sometimes wander...and when that happens, it casually spams Earth’s networks with plans for cataclysmically disruptive technologies that emulsify whole industries, cultures, and spiritual systems. A sane species would ignore these get-evolved-quick schemes, but there’s always someone who’ll take a bite from the forbidden apple. So until the overminds bore of stirring Earth’s anthill, there’s Tech Jury Service: random humans, selected arbitrarily, charged with assessing dozens of new inventions and ruling on whether to let them loose. Young Huw, a technophobic, misanthropic Welshman, has been selected for the latest jury, a task he does his best to perform despite an itchy technovirus, the apathy of the proletariat, and a couple of truly awful moments on bathroom floors. Rapture of the Nerds is a brilliant collaboration by Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross, two of the defining personalities of post-cyberpunk science fiction. Print available via craphound.com Listed by Unglue.it
Summary
At the end of the 21st century, humans who have abandoned Earth to join densethinker clades are carelessly circulating technologies which can change entire cultures and spiritual systems. Huw Jones, a technophobe, is chosen to serve on the tech jury that evaluates new inventions before they are released.
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DLC
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Cory Doctorow
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
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fiction
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dictionaries
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Stross, Charles
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Fiction
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adult
Label
The Rapture of the Nerds
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Publication
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ODILO:034300010191
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9780765329103
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optical disk
Label
The Rapture of the Nerds
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300010191
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780765329103
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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