Mar 162015

This is a troubling book, a dark imagining of a future five minutes from now, or five minutes ago. It’s a portrait of technology entrepreneurs, recalling the heady late 90s Internet boom “before it was cool”, and the heady and terrifying successes that could come about. It’s a story of augmented reality, something a little bit different that’s as unlikely as faster than light travel but eminently plausible, but it’s also the story of the protagonist’s struggles with what it means to be human, a man, a conscious actor in an ultra-modern world where he is both shaper and participant.