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  1. 1. Neuromancer<br />The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel… <br />
  2. 2. Author: William Gibson <br />- Born in 1948<br /><ul><li>Grew up in rural America in an environment that was “boring, culturally deprived.”
  3. 3. Intrigued by science fiction early on</li></li></ul><li>Author Continued…<br /><ul><li>Traveled to Canada and lived among counterculture
  4. 4. His book was benchmark in cyberpunk </li></li></ul><li>Cyberpunk genre overview <br /><ul><li>Elements from the hard-boiled detective novel, film noir, and postmodernist prose to describe the often nihilistic underground side of an electronic society
  5. 5. genre's vision of a troubled future is often called the antithesis of the generally utopian visions of the future popular in the 1940s and 1950s
  6. 6. action takes place online, in cyberspace, blurring the border between actual and virtual reality</li></li></ul><li>Cyberpunk continued…<br /><ul><li>Cyberpunk depicts the world as a dark, sinister place with networked computers dominating every aspect of life.
  7. 7. Multinational corporations replace governments
  8. 8. Protagonists often computer hackers
  9. 9. Protagonists often are criminals, outcasts, visionaries, dissenters and misfits who lots of times do not come out any further than they did at start</li></li></ul><li>Neuromancer plot<br />Case is an online computer cowboy(hacker)<br />Hired for an unknown mission by a man named armitage<br />The mission involves him hacking, and a partner named Molly, who is physical enhance, as being muscle<br />
  10. 10. Continued<br />-Later finds out armitage takes orders from a computer Artificial intelligence named wintermute<br /><ul><li>Wintermute needs human help
  11. 11. Wintermute successfully combines with its brother system named neuromancer</li></li></ul><li>World of Neuromancer<br /><ul><li>Bodily enhancements and implants are quite normal and complicated
  12. 12. Multinational corporations hold a great deal of power
  13. 13. Government are minimal
  14. 14. Lawlessness runs rampant even in advance countries
  15. 15. Artificial intelligence is around but is monitored by a police unit assigned to make sure they do not get to smart</li></ul>-Minds/personalities are able to be recorded in RAM<br /><ul><li>Space colonies exist
  16. 16. Some sort of nuclear war has happened (extent unknown)
  17. 17. Cryogenic freezing is available </li></li></ul><li>Point #1: As Science and technology increase physical reality becomes less important<br /><ul><li>Cyberspace, drugs makes focus more on altered states consciousness
  18. 18. Physical reality is seen as less desirable </li></li></ul><li>Human flesh is referred to as “meat” by Case<br />Physical shortcomings or pain are easily dealt with by drugs and surgery <br />
  19. 19. Point #2: As technology and Science improve the line between man and machine blur <br /><ul><li>Man become part machine with high tech implants and surgeries
  20. 20. Chips can be inserted near ear which allows software to enter mind
  21. 21. Armitage: His character was made using an insert that Wintermute was able to access</li></li></ul><li>AI… human?<br /><ul><li>Artificial intelligence: Wintermute can react to situations. Neuromancer: has a personality
  22. 22. Both emulate left and right side of the brain </li></li></ul><li>RAM… human?<br /><ul><li>Able to store human minds and personalities
  23. 23. Dixie Flatline construct is RAM of one of Case’s mentor
  24. 24. Only exist in cyberspace </li></li></ul><li>Point #3: As technology and science improve government and agencies will not be able to regulate society <br /><ul><li>Cops and Turing (agency) are easily defeated by Case’s crew
  25. 25. Murders are frequent and normal
  26. 26. Multinational corporations have as much technology or more than government agencies
  27. 27. Society is seen as immoral and not trustworthy (friendships are minimal)</li></li></ul><li>Continued…<br /><ul><li>Pollution high and some parts of the world have nuclear waste(hint at a possible nuclear war)
  28. 28. Livestock seen as rarity
  29. 29. Case has never smelled grass</li></li></ul><li>My take<br /><ul><li>Ethics of cloning, AI, and bodily implants not taken into question seriously enough (Will humans simply just accept it?)
  30. 30. Regulation of environment has been increasing lately
  31. 31. Internet is another means for government to control </li>

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