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Reading Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan

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What an awesome book! Worth the read. About the book “In the novel’s somewhat dystopian world, human personalities can be stored digitally and downloaded into new bodies, called sleeves. Most people have cortical stacks in their spinal columns that store their memories. If their body dies, their stack can be…

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The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal

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A tremendous book on Will Power. Life Changing! From Amazon: “Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal’s wildly popular course “The Science of Willpower,” The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity.” Informed…

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When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger

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Just starting yet another cyber punk novel. When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger. So far it’s seriously gritty and dark. It’s going to be a great read! Plus it’s a series of three books. “Taking place in a futuristic Middle-Eastern setting, the series reverses some of the usual expectations of…

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. So far it’s a popcorn & candy book that’s very entertaining. About the book – “The year is 2044 and the world is in near-ruins. The Great Recession has taken its toll on the world’s economy, and resources are scarce. The Internet and gaming culture…

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Reamde by Neal Stephenson

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Okay, I’m fascinated by Neal Stephenson. I’ve read most if not all his books. Right now I’m reading Reamde. It’s filled with timely social, game mechanic, techno hipster reference sand MMORPG concepts. Totally worth the read. What Wikipedia has to say about the book: Reamde is a technothriller novel by Neal Stephenson,…

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The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

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Just finished reading Neal Stephenson’s A Diamond Age. It’s a great book, with a compelling vision of the future. Specifically Matter Compilers, Wet data streams, organization of people by culture and believes (beyond geography and religion) and of course class warfare. About: The future is small. The future is nano . . .And…

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