La Era del Diamante by Neal Stephenson, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. In a Shanghai of the future, John Percival Hackworth is a nanotech engineer on the rise when he steals a copy of A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer for his. La era del diamante by Neal Stephenson, January 1, , Ediciones B edition, Paperback in Spanish – Tra edition.
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The Primer is designed to react to its owner’s environment and teach them what they need to know to survive and develop. Technological visionaries such as Eric Drexler and Ralph Merkleboth stephendon whom receive an honorary mention in The Diamond Agehave argued that if nanotechnology develops the ability to manipulate individual atoms at will, it will become possible to simply assemble diamond structures from carbon atoms, materials also known as diamondoids.
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In the novel, the material needs of nearly all thetes are satisfied by freely-available food and clothing, albeit of low quality; thetes without the political connections of a phyle are entitled to similarly low-quality ” free justice.
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The story follows Nell’s development under the tutelage of the Primer, and to a lesser degree, the lives of Elizabeth and Fiona, girls who receive similar books.
Stephensonn and Other Writing Both novels deal with an diamantte “primitive tech” replacing a current, worldwide use technology, in the sense of the reprogramming of the mind through ancient Sumerian chanting in Snow Crash which also uses allusions to Babylonian prostitutes passing an information virus like a sexually transmitted diseaseand the idea of nanotechnology propagating and communicating laa sexual intercourse, passing from body to body like a virus. Cities in The Diamond Age appear divided into sovereign enclaves affiliated or belonging to different phyles within a single metropolis.
Major cities have immune systems made up of aerostatic defensive heal, and public matter compilers provide basic food, blankets, and water for free to anyone who requests them. Stephenson also writes under the pseudonym Stephen Bury. The protagonist in the story is Nell, a thete or person without a tribe; equivalent to the lowest working class living in the Leased Territories, a lowland slum built on the artificial, diamondoid island of New Chusan, located offshore from the mouth of the Yangtze Stepuensonnorthwest of Shanghai.
Way Station by Clifford D. Hugo Award for Best Novel. Small, voluntary governments like the burbclaves depicted in Snow Crash replaced nation-states. Nell’s father, Bud, is presented as an archetypal cyberpunk character.
Society in The Diamond Age is dominated by a number of phyles, also sometimes called tribes.
Indeed, just as we named the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, and the Steel Age after the materials that humans could make, we might call the new technological epoch we are entering the Diamond Age. White Slan by A. Science fiction Postcyberpunk Dle.
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Later Miranda’s storyline is taken over by Miranda’s associate Carl Hollywood after Miranda disappears. The hierarchic nature of the Feed and an alternative, anarchic developing technology, known as the Seed, mirror the cultural conflict between East and West that is depicted in the book. One copy is stolen by Nell’s brother. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.
The Diamond Age depicts a near-future world revolutionised by advances in nanotechnologymuch as Eric Drexler envisioned it in his nonfiction book Engines of Creation A third storyline follows an actress, Miranda, who plays the voice of Nell’s Primer and has almost become Nell’s surrogate mother, in her attempts to find Nell. The CEP is concerned particularly with upholding rights to personal propertybeing shown to provide particularly harsh punishment for harming the economic capability of another person.
The most important quality to achieving an “interesting life” is deemed to be a subversive attitude towards the status quo. Phyles are groups of people often distinguished by shared valuessimilar ethnic heritage, a common religion, or other cultural similarities.
X, the black market engineer whose stepyenson Hackworth used to create the copy of the Primer, and each man attempts to exploit Hackworth to advance nea, opposing goals of their tribes.
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Views Read Edit View history. Jemisin The Stone Sky by N. The book contains descriptions of various exotic technologies, such as the chevaline a mechanical horse that can fold up and is light enough to be carried one-handedand forecasts the use of technologies that are in development today, such as smart paper that can show personalized news headlines.
The Diamond Age is characterized by two intersecting, almost equally-developed story lines: It is also hinted that property rights are so expansive that the Protocol recognizes children as the economic assets of their parents.
He recently completed the The Baroque Cycle Trilogy, a series of historical novels. Other phyles are less defined — some intentionally, as with the CryptNet group or the mysterious hive-mind Drummers. The Diamond Age can be seen as a sequel to Snow Crashset many diamanye later.
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Molecular nanotechnology is omni-present in the novel’s world, generally in the form of Matter Compilers and the products that come out of them. Jemisin The Obelisk Gate by N.
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