It was a fitting and perfectly satisfying ending to the series. It takes current technology and extrapolates it into something new and believable. Despite all the modern stuff, there's a Heinlein-juvenile feeling throughout. To view it, While I enjoyed the first two novels, this novel wasn't so much the story of Web Mind, but the usurping of the storyline for the purpose of making political statement. Robert Sawyer continues to speak about technology subjects across the world and has consulted for companies like Google and Motorola. There are many examples of the benefits of crowd sourcing: people coming together to write open source software, seek help in building new devices from off the shelf electrical parts and scientists sharing ideas.
It was a deeply gratifying surprise to read these ideas in the context of a brisk, engaging and fun set of novels. This book picks up immediately after the second one ends, so it's probably easier to read them all back to back, but the series was memorable enough that I caught up quickly. There are lots of reasons for this, some even talked about in these books. The last in the trilogy, this book brought up the idea of just how much government interference is too much, especially when considering public safety and well-being. It especially bugged me because, 1. Sawyer is one of Canada's best known and most successful science fiction writers. I'm assuming you're at least somewhat familiar with the previous installments in Sawyer's series about a nascent world-spanning artificial intelligence that evolves out of World Wide Web network traffic.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. There's no struggle or adversity. Webmind is a good example of taking something we currently have, the internet, and taking it to the next level. It's still a good story and the ideas raised in the book are fascinating ones. Overall I thought this was a very good trilogy with some interesting ideas in it. I get that the characters and to some extend Sawyer are passionate in their beliefs and feelings on these issues, but if I wanted political diatribe, I'd flip on a cable news outlet.
Wrapping up Hobo's involvement seemed really promising for a while, then petered out. But there are times when Sawyer is too obvious in his political views and it comes across on the page. There are worse books out there, but I sure as hell can't be bothered finding them. Equally popular polls could end in controversial decisions such as capital punishment being re-instituted after years of informed debate and legal precedent outlawing it in most western democracies. A few years ago, I read the second book and then, over the past few weeks, the final. الا يحق لنا ان ننتظر بصبر برغم من انها مكتوبة بلغة سهلة وتبدو -في ظاهرها- موجهة للناشئة، ألا أن هذه الثلاثية هي من أروع وأعمق ما قرأت. There's no struggle or adversity.
He is the only Canadian and one of only 7 writers in the world to have won all three of the top international awards for science fiction: the 1995 Nebula Award for The Terminal Experiment, the 2003 Hugo Award for Hominids, and the 2006 John W. While it treaded into some politically sensitive areas more than once, I appreciated the reasonably objective approach Mr. I have read two whole series by Robert J. It's good, better than average, but not in my great pile. This book seeks to take it further by the idea of people making decisions instead of government.
Chyba warto sobie ten temat przemyśleć, bowiem pokolenie ludzi oglądających narodziny internetu jest dość odporne, ale ludzie młodzi, z internetem dorastający, reagują zupełnie inaczej, i potrzebuje czegoś, co ich obroni przed całym złem, jakie można tu spotkać. Social networks have been growing stronger but can we rely on groups of people making decisions on important subjects that affect us all? He claims to have watched the 1968 classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey 25 times. I wouldn't belabour this point, but the majority of the book hinges on this decision, which happens off-screen and with no rational explanation, to support an obviously fraught moral philosophy. It's clear Sawyer can't conceive of other, non-Spock-derived approaches to ethics, and didn't bother researching any of the many that exist in the real world. I don't know, I just feel like it got away from him.
Very readable, if overly preachy, as usually. This is a feel-good novel that suggests that technology will help us solve many of our problems. I grew increasingly wary of Webmind as the book went on--his character doesn't change, so that's not a spoiler--but Sawyer spends no time making Webmind feel trustworthy or even that intelligent. Both Caitlin and Webmind strike out against forces that would restrict them, seeking allies, finding their strengths, and exploring their sense of selves, all the while maintaining their symbiotic friendship. In my mind, tolerance should mean that you can accept people of differing opinion without unilaterally dismissing them with a label, thereby gaining the superiority to describe them as intolerant.
In a world that is often anything but hopeful, that faith in the innate goodness of man, that, as book mom, Dr. It basically tells the story of a blind girl, Caitlin Decter, who undergoes a surgical procedure to regain sight, but additionally develops an ability to look at the structure of the Internet visually. Wonder is a warm and sometimes funny look at life, coming of age, moral dilemmas, successes and failures and the world we live in. He is the only Canadian and one of only 7 writers in the world to have won all three of the top international awards for science fiction: the 1995 Nebula Award for The Terminal Experiment, the 2003 Hugo Award for Hominids, and the 2006 John W. I devoured the last two installments in Robert J. But to fast forward billions of years was rediculous. Then I found there to be a downward turn in the plot.
Sawyer bases this, as most of his novels, on his own experience as a teacher of science, and his voracious research. What would also happen if an artificial intelligence could find a cure for Cancer and other complex issues through the co-operation of scientists, doctors and experts? There's never any sense of danger--if something needs to happen to our characters, it just does. Co nie zmienia faktu, że obiektywnie jest bardzo dobra i szczerze całą trylogię polecam. The novels are worth reading and I'm not sorry for the investment of time I put into them. بكل أشكالها المدهشة في تنوعها. I know teenagers in real life and none of them are like this. I was fascinated to see how Sawyer would bring together some of the threads we saw in book one and to find out the final fate of the Webmind.
I am leaving the same review for all 6 books, because although the stories are different, the product is always the same: Sawyer's novels are fun, but they are also very preachy. For the last year, I've been looking forward to reading the conclusion. Sawyer smoothly introduces all the important events from the previous books, without detracting from the flow of the story. Aby uzmysłowić ludziom, że nie stanowi zagrożenia przygotowuje szereg zadziwiających projektów, które mnie osobiście wydawały się jednak zbyt przesadzone. I can imagine if easily going the other way.