Children of the New World
StoriesBook - 2016
Introduces readers to a near-future world of social media implants, memory manufacturers, dangerously immersive virtual reality games, and alarmingly intuitive robots. Many of these characters live in a utopian future of instant connection and technological gratification that belies an unbridgeable human distance, while others inhabit a post-collapse landscape made primitive by disaster, which they must work to rebuild as we once did millennia ago. In "The Cartographers, " the main character works for a company that creates and sells virtual memories, while struggling to maintain a real-world relationship sabotaged by an addiction to his own creations. In "Saying Goodbye to Yang, " the robotic brother of an adopted Chinese child malfunctions, and only in his absence does the family realize how real a son he has become.
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ℗♭2016
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 229 pages ; 21 cm.