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Monday, November 06, 2006

Response to "Feed"

This science fiction novel paints a chilling picture what life would be like if our brain is online, i.e. if a transmitter is implanted directly into our brain, constantly sending "feed" from the network and transferring our thoughts and behaviors back to the network. It's very similar to the movie, Matrix.

What is feed? What is the network? The characters in the novel voluntarily allowed, even paid, to have feed go into their brain to make study easier and life more convenient. It may sound that they have made a dumb choice. But in real life, don't we also allow some form of media manipulation to happen? The biggest difference is that most people in the novel no longer realize that they have been manipulated.


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