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Permutation City

Author : Greg Egan
ISBN : 1597805394
Genre : Fiction
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What happens when your digital self overpowers your physical self? A life in Permutation City is unlike any life to which you’re accustomed. You have Eternal Life, the power to live forever. Immortality is a real thing, just not the thing you’d expect. Life is just electronic code. You have been digitized, scanned, and downloaded into a virtual reality program. A Copy of a Copy. For Paul Durham, he keeps making Copies of himself, but the issue is that his Copies keep changing their minds and shutting themselves down. You also have Maria Deluca, who is nothing but an Autoverse addict. She spends every waking minute with the cellular automaton known as the Autoverse, a world that lives by the mathematical “laws of physics.” Paul makes Maria an offer to design and drop a seed into the Autoverse that will allow her to indulge in her obsession. There is, however, one catch: you can no longer terminate, bail out, and remove yourself. You will never be your normal flesh-and-blood life again. The question then becomes: Is this what she really wants? Is this what we really want? From the brilliant mind of Greg Egan, Permutation City, first published in 1994, comes a world of wonder that makes you ask if you are you, or is the Copy of you the real you?

Permutation City

Author : Greg Egan
ISBN : 9780575105454
Genre : Fiction
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The story of a man with a vision - immortality : for those who can afford it is found in cyberspace. Permutation city is the tale of a man with a vision - how to create immortality - and how that vision becomes something way beyond his control. Encompassing the lives and struggles of an artificial life junkie desperate to save her dying mother, a billionaire banker scarred by a terrible crime, the lovers for whom, in their timeless virtual world, love is not enough - and much more - Permutation city is filled with the sense of wonder.

Permutation City

Author : Greg Egan
ISBN : 9780575105454
Genre : Fiction
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The story of a man with a vision - immortality : for those who can afford it is found in cyberspace. Permutation city is the tale of a man with a vision - how to create immortality - and how that vision becomes something way beyond his control. Encompassing the lives and struggles of an artificial life junkie desperate to save her dying mother, a billionaire banker scarred by a terrible crime, the lovers for whom, in their timeless virtual world, love is not enough - and much more - Permutation city is filled with the sense of wonder.

Permutation City

Author : Greg Egan
ISBN : 006105481X
Genre : Fiction
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Transformed into an electronic code, a Copy must discover an alternate way out, back into its real body, because the original avenue of escape has been cut off by the human version from which its was originally copied. Original.

Diaspora

Author : Greg Egan
ISBN : 9780575105423
Genre : Fiction
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Since the Introdus in the twenty-first century, humanity has reconfigured itself drastically. Most chose immortality, joining the polises to become conscious software. Others opted for gleisners: disposable, renewable robotic bodies that remain in contact with the physical world of force and friction. Many of these have left the solar system forever in fusion-drive starships. And there are the holdouts: the fleshers left behind in the muck and jungle of Earth-some devolved into dream apes, others cavorting in the seas or the air-while the statics and bridgers try to shape out a roughly human destiny. But the complacency of the citizens is shattered when an unforeseen disaster ravages the fleshers and reveals the possibility that the polises themselves might be at risk from bizarre astrophysical processes that seem to violate fundamental laws of nature. The orphan Yatima, a digital being grown from a mind seed, joins a group of citizens and flesher refugees in a search for the knowledge that will guarantee their safety-a search that puts them on the trail of the ancient and elusive Transmuters, who have the power to reshape subatomic particles, and to cross into the macrocosmos, where the universe we know is nothing but a speck in the higher-dimensional vacuum.

Cellular Automata In Popular Culture Including

Author : Hephaestus Books
ISBN : 1242537333
Genre : Social Science
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hephaestus Books represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Hephaestus Books continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge. This particular book is a collaboration focused on Cellular automata in popular culture.

Distress

Author : Greg Egan
ISBN : 1597805416
Genre : Fiction
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It is the year 2055, and the battle of the sexes has seven combatants instead of two. Journalist Andrew Worth is burned out after completing a documentary on controversial developments in biotechnology and turns down a chance to report on a baffling new mental disorder known as Distress. Instead, he takes what he believes will be a cushy job covering a scientific conference on the artificial island of Stateless, where a brilliand young South African physicist, Violet Mosala, is expected to present a Theory of Everything. But the assignment is not the tropical respite Worth was expecting, and on Stateless he discovers a seething maelstrom of plotting, assassination attempts, and rebellion. The world's only hope for survival lies in Mosala's research, but whether it will lead to the total destruction of life as we know it or the complete remaking of the universe may be a risk too dangerous to take. As the Distress outbreak continues to mysteriously grow, Worth must race to find the truth behind The Theory of Everything, and what the implications of Mosala's work could mean for humanity.

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