Friday, 2 January 2004

Finished Altered Carbon

Finished Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan. Pretty good book with a well established mind-copy/sleeving/ghost technology that lets people move form body to body. "Real Death" is only when your backup is days behind your experiences. To wipe both your "archived" self and the "cortical stack" is unheard of for the rich - for whom immortality is a real possibility. Towards the end it looked like it would really play with our perceptions of wht is truth - by killing off the version of the protagonist we'd been following and make us follow the "virtual" self - but it ducked it a bit by just creating two of him, and the "original" won out. 4.5, otherwise it would have been a 5.

***Imported from old blog***

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