[E–pub/E–book] The People Maker

  • Paperback
  • 208
  • The People Maker
  • Damon Knight
  • English
  • 08 July 2020
  • 9781892884015

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Summary The People Maker Damon Knight Ä 5 review Download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ä Damon Knight What would happen if someone invented a machine that could create an exact duplicate of anything That is the simple but remarkable premise of Damon Knight's classic 1959 novel A for Anything The Gismo as the machine is known seems like it will end poverty and need forever But of course things are not that simple Like any truly great work of science fiction Knight's novel boldly pursues the ramifications of his p. If you re into stuff like this you can read the full reviewMatter Transmission A For Anything by Damon KnightOriginal review 1980Here s my two cents worth on matter transmission MT regarding Damon Knight s A For AnythingFirst of all I am skeptical of any MT system that works by scanningrebuilding Leaving aside the duplicator aspects of such a system I don t believe such a system can be made to transmit a living human Carl Sagan has estimated in Dragons of Eden that the human genome contains some 10 10 bits of information the human brain about 10 13 This puts a lower limit of 10 23 pertinent bits you must transmit NB that to achieve this compression you must first have BOTH ultra fast cloning AND mechanical telepathy Who Was Seabiscuit? you re into stuff like this My Big Book of Sewing you can read the full reviewMatter Transmission A For Anything by Damon KnightOriginal review 1980Here s my two cents worth on matter transmission MT regarding Damon Knight s A For AnythingFirst of all I am skeptical of any MT system that works by scanningrebuilding Leaving aside the duplicator aspects of such a system I don t believe such a system can be made to transmit a living human Carl Sagan has estimated in Dragons of Eden that the human genome contains some 10 10 bits of information the human brain about 10 13 This puts a lower limit of 10 23 pertinent bits Acts of Mercy you must transmit NB that to achieve this compression The Chicolini Incident Rex Nihilo #05 you must first have BOTH ultra fast cloning AND mechanical telepathy

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Summary The People Maker Damon Knight Ä 5 review Download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ä Damon Knight Were fifty years ago perhaps so Like most of us Knight watches the mind boggling technological advancements of our time with a mixture of awe and alarm and wonders whether we are really in control of the things we are creating Knight has put his finger on the pulse of our modern sensibility and mixed with his truly remarkable imagination created a novel that is gripping thought provoking and impossible to put do. This was an intensely irritating book for me It starts with the invention of the gismo a device that can duplicate anything placed on it with no expenditure of energy From this it would seem that a Paradise for mankind should arise but within two or three chapters we see that the book decides to take a very different line with this idea With material possessions now no longer an issue there still needs to be some way of differentiating grades of people so slavery returnsThis came completely out of left field for me but after thinking about it it sort of makes a kind of sense If all that is left of value is labour then who controls it controls the society I think this is a very American attitude well a certain sort of extreme right wing American a European book with a similar premise would probably have gone along very different linesThe majority of the book is set about 70 years after the invention of the gismo when the new slave society is established as we follow a young freeman sent off by his family to spend a year as an officer in the army of the local baron in an almost Gormenghastian mountain castleestateThere were some interesting ideas especially later in the book following a slave revolt but I just couldn t get past the opening premise and failed to really enjoy this book Particularly the rather bleak ending Reckless Charity: A Charity Styles Novel (Caribbean Thriller Series Book 3) years ago perhaps so Like most of us Knight watches the mind boggling technological advancements of our time with a mixture of awe and alarm and wonders whether we are really in control of the things we are creating Knight has put his finger on the pulse of our modern sensibility and mixed with his truly remarkable imagination created a novel that is gripping thought provoking and impossible to put do. This was an intensely irritating book for me It starts with the invention of the gismo a device that can duplicate anything placed on it with no expenditure of energy From this it would seem that a Paradise for mankind should arise but within two or three chapters we see that the book decides to take a very different line with this idea With material possessions now no longer an issue there still needs to be some way of differentiating grades of people so slavery returnsThis came completely out of left field for me but after thinking about it it sort of makes a kind of sense If all that is left of value is labour then who controls it controls the society I think this is a very American attitude well a certain sort of extreme right wing American a European book with a similar premise would probably have gone along very different linesThe majority of the book is set about 70 The Eightfold Path years after the invention of the gismo when the new slave society is established as we follow a Neurologie young freeman sent off by his family to spend a Again Calls the Owl year as an officer in the army of the local baron in an almost Gormenghastian mountain castleestateThere were some interesting ideas especially later in the book following a slave revolt but I just couldn t get past the opening premise and failed to really enjoy this book Particularly the rather bleak ending

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Summary The People Maker Damon Knight Ä 5 review Download ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ä Damon Knight Remise What will people do if there is no longer any need to work for anything What happens if this device is spread carelessly throughout the world it can even duplicate itself Finally there is the supreme and most chilling of uestions what happens if you try to duplicate a human beingA for Anything is a classic work of science fiction but it considers uestions that are as relevant and compelling today as they. One of Knight s most critically interesting novels