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✯ [BOOKS] ⚣ Rainbows End By Vernor Vinge ✼ – 59pic.co Robert Gu is a recovering Alzheimer's patient The world that he remembers was much as we know it today Now as he regains his faculties through a cure developed during the years of his near fatal decliRobert Gu is a recovering Alzheimer's patient The world that he remembers was much as we know it today Now as he regains his faculties through a cure developed during the years of his near fatal decline he discovers that the world has changed and so has his place in it He was a world renowned poet Now he is seventy five years old though by a medical miracle he looks much younger and he’s starting over for the first time unsure of his poetic gifts Living with his son’s family he has no choice but to learn how to cope with a new information age in which the virtual and the real are a seamless continuum layers of reality built on digital views seen by a singl.

E person or millions depending on your choice But the consensus reality of the digital world is available only if like his thirteen year old granddaughter Miri you know how to wear your wireless access—through nodes designed into smart clothes—and to see the digital context—through smart contact lenses With knowledge comes risk When Robert begins to re train at Fairmont High learning with other older people what is second nature to Miri and other teens at school he unwittingly becomes part of a wide ranging conspiracy to use technology as a tool for world domination In a world where every computer chip has Homeland Security built in this conspiracy is so.

rainbows mobile Rainbows End PDFE person or millions depending on your choice But the consensus reality of the digital world is available only if like his thirteen year old granddaughter Miri you know how to wear your wireless access—through nodes designed into smart clothes—and to see the digital context—through smart contact lenses With knowledge comes risk When Robert begins to re train at Fairmont High learning with other older people what is second nature to Miri and other teens at school he unwittingly becomes part of a wide ranging conspiracy to use technology as a tool for world domination In a world where every computer chip has Homeland Security built in this conspiracy is so.

10 thoughts on “Rainbows End

  1. Clouds Clouds says:

    Paperback ´ Rainbows End ePUB Ü rainbows mobile, Rainbows End PDFChristmas 2010 I realised that I had got stuck in a rut I was re reading old favourites again and again waiting for a few trusted authors to release new works Something had to be doneOn the spur of the moment I set myself a challenge to read every book to have won the Locus Sci Fi award That’s 35 books 6 of which I’d previously read leaving 29 titles by 14 authors who were new to meWhile working through this reading list I got married went on my honeymoon switched caree


  2. Erik Erik says:

    Paperback ´ Rainbows End ePUB Ü rainbows mobile, Rainbows End PDFA Review Wherein I Postulate The End of Humanity but first the boring stuffIdeas ideas ideas ideas ideas ideas Writing characterization plot and dialogue Basically the plot focus is all wrong It's incredibly domestic If plots were pokemon this one would involve a Magikarp and a Gyrados and focus on the MagikarpI mean dang look at that BAMFBasically Robert Gu an old poet with Alzheimer's has his youth and mind restored by medical science Unfortunately his poetical genius is lost somewhere in the restoration and his attempts to g


  3. Tim Lepczyk Tim Lepczyk says:

    Paperback ´ Rainbows End ePUB Ü rainbows mobile, Rainbows End PDFI'll start off with something positive to say about Rainbows End The best things about this novel are the ideas about technology and what the world could look like in an even networked future where information is the form of currency However this isn't a new idea at all here's a quote from Gravity's Rainbow regarding information A tragic sigh 'Information What's wrong with dope and women? Is it a wonder the world's gone insane with information come to be the only real medium of exchange' So while there are these great ideas in the novel they're not always the most originalNow let's talk about the writing It was terrible The language was dull and workman like I'm sure there are people who will say but this is scie


  4. Apatt Apatt says:

    Paperback ´ Rainbows End ePUB Ü rainbows mobile, Rainbows End PDF “Nowadays Grand Terror technology was so cheap that cults and small criminal gangs could acquire it”Don't panic just yet the above quote refers to nowadays in the narrative not the actual nowadays though I suppose that could also be a possibility Near future sf is not something I get to read often it makes a change from the standard far future setting of most sf no galaxy spanning human empire usually no aliens and never time travel The setting is mostly recognizable as an environment that has logically developed from today the places the people and some objects are still mostly the same According to Wikipedia Rainbows End is set in 2025 However the year is not mentioned anywhere in the book so I will have to take it on


  5. LS Popovich LS Popovich says:

    Paperback ´ Rainbows End ePUB Ü rainbows mobile, Rainbows End PDFAudiobook DNF at 40% Futuristic but not at the same time Novels wherein the main character is a writer suffering from writer's block really bother me Writers who don't write yet consider themselves incredible writers Why do they make


  6. David David says:

    Paperback ´ Rainbows End ePUB Ü rainbows mobile, Rainbows End PDFAlthough I did not love this book as much as his Zones of Thought space operas Vernor Vinge has yet to disappoint me Rainbows End is not really a cyberpunk novel but post cyberpunk It takes place in a world that looks a lot like ours if you just extrapolate out the technology Almost everyone is wired you can carry petabytes in your pocket the sum total of all recorded human media on the equivalent of a USB drive the world is globally connected in ways we still are dreaming about but have not yet achieved and sensory overlays can turn the physica


  7. Sophia Sophia says:

    Paperback ´ Rainbows End ePUB Ü rainbows mobile, Rainbows End PDFI loved Gibson's Neuromancer and I liked Stephenson's Snow Crash and this is basically the same thing for the current generation except it leans a little towards the techno thriller side like Michael Crichton if he were actually a good writer and knew about his subject than what he


  8. Mike Moore Mike Moore says:

    Paperback ´ Rainbows End ePUB Ü rainbows mobile, Rainbows End PDFI'm a fan of Vinge's work and I've had to wrestle a little with the idea that my dislike for this book might just be the result of it being different from the other things he's done On balance I don't think that this is the case This is a book with serious flaws in both credibility and storytelling On the credibility side Vinge creates horrific inconsistencies in his visions of virtual reality artificial intelligence and augmented human interaction which he doesn't even try to paper over Ultimately we're left with a world where everybody behaves in outlandish and dangerous ways out of something like inertia with technological threats that the author doesn't seem willing or able to explain The initial promise of YGBM almost immediately meanders into garden variety mind control The AI that's wandering around is such a cliche


  9. Res Res says:

    Paperback ´ Rainbows End ePUB Ü rainbows mobile, Rainbows End PDFThe one where a Rip van Winkle figure is cured of Alzheimer's and has to figure out how to live in the future and apparently gets involved in some sort of plot involving mind control technologyI gave it fifty pages and every single one was an effort This book has tons of ideas large and small As a portrait of the niftiness and danger of the future I suppose it's reasona


  10. Althea Ann Althea Ann says:

    Paperback ´ Rainbows End ePUB Ü rainbows mobile, Rainbows End PDFI really love 'A Fire Upon the Deep' and I feel like I keep waiting for Vinge to recreate that in some form and it keeps not happeningI felt like 'Rainbows End' aimed at being a near future cyber thriller a la William Gibson but the 'thrilling' part was missingThere's a conspiracy to infect the world with some sort of suggestion susceptibility which its proponents see as the only way to 'save the world' There's another group of NSA types trying to stop the plan but they don't really know what the plan is There may be some overlap between the two sides Meanwhile there's a program in place to send rejuvenated old folks to high school to learn new skills which are supposed to help them re integrate as productive members of societyAnd there's a big plan to destructively digitize the libraries of the worldThere are a lot of interesting ideas in the book but so many aspects of it are just to


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