The 1 New York Times Bestselling author of Seveneves, Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon returns with a wildly inventive and entertaining science fiction thriller –Paradise lost about Philip K. Dick – that will unfold in parallel worlds in the near future.
In his youth, Richard "Dodge" Forthrast founded Corporation 9592, a gaming company that made him a multi-millionaire. Now, in his middle years, Dodge appreciates his pleasant, carefree life, his diverse business interests and spends a lot of time with his beloved niece Zula and her little daughter Sophia.
On a beautiful fall day, when he undergoes routine medical intervention, something irrevocably goes awry. Dodge is declared brain dead and receives life support. His bewildered family and close friends are facing tough choices. A long time ago, when a much younger Dodge made his will, he ordered his body to be turned over to a Cryonics firm now owned by the enigmatic technology entrepreneur Elmo Shepherd. Despite their concerns, the Dodge family is legally required to comply with the policy. Your brain is scanned and the data structures are uploaded to the cloud and stored there until they can be revived.
Thanks to technology, Dodge's brain can be switched on again in the coming years. It is a feat that is nothing less than the disturbance of death itself. An eternal life after death – the bit world – is created in which humans continue to exist as digital souls.
But this beautiful new immortal world is not the utopia, as it may seem at first. , ,
Falling or dodging in hell is pure, unadulterated fun: a great drama of analog and digital, man and machine, angels and demons, gods and followers, the finite and the eternal. In this exciting epic, Neal Stephenson raises deep existential questions, exploring the revolutionary breakthroughs that change our future. He combines the technological, philosophical and spiritual in a great myth and delivers a breathtaking speculative literary saga for the modern age.
- Hardcover Book
- Stephenson, Neal (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 880 Pages - 06/04/2019 (Publication Date) - William...
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