Shockwave rider

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There are numerous books on the science fiction market, that deal with the myriad of possibilities involving the technology of the future. John Brunner’s book, “Shockwave Rider,” is one of the most popular, as well as one of the most famous, books dealing with this issue. Brunner presents many different realities to the reader, and they are all potentially very realistic in terms of the current state of technology. For the most part, Brunner …

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…our friend and does have the potential to pull us out of some very serious problems, but he also illustrates that the chances we do this are very slim, indeed. It is much more likely that we will allow our government to take over and control every aspect of our lives and our thoughts. Brunner clearly does not stand for the world he has created, but he does stand for the world that could be.