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Johnny Mnemonic - "Information economy"

Check out the movie trailer for a brief but effective summary of the plot of Gibson's tale.

One of the most immediately relevant sections of the story:

We're an information economy. They teach you that in school. What they don't tell you is that it's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any level without leaving traces, bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information. Fragments that can be retrieved, amplified... (Gibson, "Johnny Mnemonic," Writing Material 171)

I'll discuss this quote and a few other key passages from the story during my oral presentation, but I wanted to post something brief for everyone to look at.

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interesting how the computer inverted back into the brain. Truely no storage system is concrete

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