Zendegi

Zendegi

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by Greg Egan
     
 

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Set in a near future Iran (where the theocracy has been overthrown, but where Muslim religion still dominates the culture), an Arab/Muslim focused MMORG gaming companies cutting edge AI software might hold the key achieving "uploaded consciousness."
Martin is an Australian journalist who covered uprising and overthrow of the Iranian theocracy, and has since…  See more details below

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Set in a near future Iran (where the theocracy has been overthrown, but where Muslim religion still dominates the culture), an Arab/Muslim focused MMORG gaming companies cutting edge AI software might hold the key achieving "uploaded consciousness."
Martin is an Australian journalist who covered uprising and overthrow of the Iranian theocracy, and has since “gone native” with a Iranian wife and child. As tragedy strikes his multi-cultural family, Martin struggles to maintain his place in his adapted culture, and to provide for his child.
Zendigi explores what it means to be human, and the lengths one will go to in order to provide for ones children. This emotional roller coaster explores a non-Western-European near future that both challenges ideas of global mono-culture and emphasizes the humanity we all share.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597802598
Publisher:
Night Shade Books
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
1,295,020
File size:
580 KB

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Zendegi 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
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Started to read this and soon became bored with it. But continued reading to the end due to reader reviews that it would get better, which sadly, it did not. The story was not very well writen, jumped around too much, confusing at times, and not worth my time. Just goes to show you can't always rely on reader reviews.
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Nice story with a good rythm. Sometimes, I got lost with the characters and also the end is too quick to arrive. A good story nonetheless.
sandystarr28 More than 1 year ago
This story starts out a little slow, with several seemingly unrelated events, but when all of these things start to merge, it all makes sense. It it a bittersweet reminder that no matter how far technology may take us, it can never be an adequate substitution for human emotion.
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Sara Feijo More than 1 year ago
Well written, engaging, full of characters you want to knowm deep and complex but zero drama.
Measure More than 1 year ago
Zendegi is about the moral and social implications of A/I and V/R. Before you dismiss it with 'not that old horse, again,' I beg you to pick it up. The second to the last chapter made me weep. Can't remember when I last read a novel with such realism when it comes to characters. That one of the story lines is about the development of artificial intelligence while the author is himself developing artificial people (the characters) so brilliantly gives me a sense of vertigo. I heard a rumor that he'll give us a sequel. In the mean time I'm focusing on getting my hands on everything this man has ever written. And imvho, so should you.
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