Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

Posted on 01/30/2003 in misc

In his new book, Down & Out in the Magic Kingdom, Cory Doctorow has created a world where people never die, they just backup their consciousness to the Net and then download later into a new and improved clone. Nanotechnology has eliminated the concept of economic scarcity, your central nervous system is wirelessly connected to the Net, and the only currency that matters is Whuffie, a running tab of your personal social capital, easily visable to all on the Net in real time.

Oh yeah, and nothing has really changed at Disney World.