Sunday 13 December 2009

This couldn't go on a list about the best novels of the decade, but...

"I want the advent of a degree of functional nanotechnology in a world that will remain recognizably descended from the one I woke in this morning. I want my world transfigured, yet I want my place in that world to be equivalent to the one I now occupy. I want to have my cake and eat it too. I want a free lunch. And I've found the way to have it, it seems. Though you have too. And what, we have to ask ourselves, went wrong there?"

William Gibson: All Tomorrow's Parties, p 250.

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