Everything "wants to be free" in 2996, because the ultimate 3D printer -- the demiurge -- allows anyone to print anything, including other people. Detective Paul Cramer is about to discover that the re-printed "copy" of a person can easily be baffled by the deeds of his original, even if he is world-renowned as a decoder of the criminal mind.
If the world government were to allow the instant wealth of free copying, what would become of human aspiration? Cooperation? The social order? Unthinkable�yet Paul's original apparently tossed away his career and even his family in order to live this way�in an effortless, aimless fantasy. But did the original simply give in to urges that are already present in Paul himself? Can he really believe in a social order that outlaws the material reality in which its citizens live?
|Publisher:||Sheldon J. Pacotti|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
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About the Author
The highlight of his gaming career is Deus Ex, which won a Quantum Leap award from Gamasutra for being the video game that has "advanced game storytelling in the largest way." Despite writing for games and literary magazines, Sheldon carries on a stormy affair with computer software, creating odd experiments like a language for generating stories and a "dynamic voxel" video game entitled Cell: emergence. His other books include the novel ? and the short story collection Experiments in Belief.