Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Memes and Outlooks in Greg Egan's Diaspora - SD Hyperstition

"By the year 2975, humanity has split into three main groupings: fleshers who have opted to remain on Earth in a physical form, the citizens who either uploaded themselves into supercomputer polises with introdus nanoware or who were born in the polises as software, and the widely mistrusted gleisner robots who are busy exploring the physical solar system.

The question which animates Parts One and Two of Greg Egan’s Diaspora is: Just how deep do memes go?"

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