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Rapture of the nerds

A tale set at the end of the twenty-first century finds the planet's divided hominid population subjected to the forces of a splintery metaconsciousness that inundates networks with plans for cataclysmic technologies, prompting an unwitting jury member to participate in a grueling decision.

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  • "A tale set at the end of the twenty-first century finds the planet's divided hominid population subjected to the forces of a splintery metaconsciousness that inundates networks with plans for cataclysmic technologies, prompting an unwitting jury member to participate in a grueling decision."@en
  • "A tale set at the end of the twenty-first century finds the planet's divided hominid population subjected to the forces of a splintery metaconsciousness that inundates networks with plans for cataclysmic technologies, prompting an unwitting jury member to participate in a grueling decision."
  • "Huw, a misanthropic Welshman living on Earth at the end of the twenty-first century, is selected to sit on a jury assigned to assess new inventions created by overminds consisting of posthuman consciousnesses, and unknowingly must decide whether or not to release cataclysmic technologies."@en
  • "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."
  • "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, living in a preserve at the bottom of a gravity well. Those who are unhappy have emigrated, joining one or another of 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. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied."@en
  • "Welcome to the fractured future, at the dusk of the 21st century. Earth has a population of roughly a billion, living in a preserve at the bottom of a gravity well. Young Huw has been selected for Tech Jury Service, a task he does his best to perform despite an itchy technovirus, and some truly awful moments on bathroom floors."

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  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Ausgabe"
  • "Science fiction"
  • "Science fiction"@en
  • "Text"
  • "Science fiction, English"
  • "Dystopias"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Science fiction, English"@en

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  • "Rapture of the nerds"@en
  • "The Rapture of the Nerds"
  • "The rapture of the nerds a tale of the singularity, posthumanity, and awkward social situations"@en
  • "The rapture of the nerds"
  • "The rapture of the nerds"@en