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Permutation City by Greg Egan

Permutation City
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permutation

permutation (pûr´my¢-tâ´shen) noun
1. A complete change; a transformation.
2. The act of altering a given set of objects in a group.
3. Mathematics. An ordered arrangement of the elements of a set.
- per´muta´tional adjective

book _Permutation City_  by Greg Egan
Mass Market Paperback (October 1995)
Harper Mass Market Paperbacks; ISBN: 006105481X ; internal linkDimensions (in inches): 1.02 x 6.78 x 4.23

What would happen if you could copy your internal linkmemories and personality into a computer generated universe, live there, and return? Greg Egan, author of _Quarantine_atomjacked inventory cache explores the possibilities in this suspenseful book.  Battles rage on different levels as computer personalities on a locked chip fight to escape. Meanwhile sticky legal questions are raised on the real world. Think about the copyright internal linklaws, and what about the legal rights of computer programs?

Transformed into an electronic code, a Copy must discover an alternate way out, back into its real body, because the original avenue of escape has been cut off by the human version from which its was originally copied.

In the not-too-distant future, technology has given birth to internal linkimmortality. The human mind can be internal linkscanned and downloaded into a internal linkvirtual reality program to become a perfect electronic "Copy," aware of itself. The bad news is, someone has blocked the bail-out option that allows a  Copy, by law, to internal linkreturn to flash-and-blood life.



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release _Permutation_ CD by internal linkBill Laswell on Ion (2000)
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