Rule 34 (Charles Stross)12 Nov 2016
Near future science fiction with some nice ideas (as always by Stross).
- People place bids on routes of autonomous vehicles (“microbusses”) that pick you up.
- Police officers are equipped with augmented reality gear and micromanaged by task solving software.
- Organized crime works on base of franchises and selling 3d printing schematics to backyard fabbers (hello ‘Snow Crash’ and ‘Diamond Age’).
But in the end a meta twist in narration is revealed that explains (and probably is the sole reason) why the whole book is written in the second persons perspective. Was that really necessary?
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