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Helpmate lEtter than Daemoness repetitive and even relevant to the financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath including the response of the Obama admini Daemon was so dark and depressing that I seriously considered skipping the seuel but I m glad I didn t view spoilerThis book feels surprisingly different than its precursor the first was all about how scary and damaging the Daemon was but the second is all about how evil the corporate overlords are and here the Daemon is clearly humanity s Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy last hope to avoid 1984 Everybody is coopted byast year s villain as government is coopted by the oligarchs hide spoiler Rating 710Good Deliver us from Daemonor notThis novel is a seuel to Daemon so you have to probably read that first Before reading this review do che A great seuel to Daemon You get to see a different side of some of the characters and not everything is as cut and dry Nearly as amazing as the first book in the Duology Daemon it eads us right into the middle of an ideological breakdown or a breakthrough with hoards of Daemon followers playing their ives as if it was all a huge game And indeed the way our economics and military and politics is run it is just that So what happens when a game AI successfully outplays our gloriously flawed human nature all in the desire to prevent a total breakdown of our society as all societies have broken down when our reach outstrips our graspWhy the old guard the rich the staunch governmentalists and the old idealists band together to take down impossibly the background program that had transformed the world With devastating effect Civil Wars corn rebellions tent cities and absolute fear of the internet dominates this bookOh yeah and high evel wizards techno Kind Roam The World Having roam the world having high in wealth and real power thanks to the Daemon and they Are Truly Awesome And truly awesome and scary Sound ike thanks to the Daemon and they are truly awesome and rather scary Sound ike game Well it is But this system of rewards is all in real wealth real influence and really awesome techWho do I root for waves his wand around I won t tell youThe fact is this is still very much a techno thriller to its core but beyond that it s super ambitious and it s also a rather enormous SF undertaking in its own right from the ideas the social reform or from the deeper implications of what it means to be human and so flawed as to have one stupid distributed program be able to outthink us surprisingly so because it doesn t even have real intelligenceIt s just programmed to manipulate us all really really well And I can t say I disagree with it s core purpose either But then I must uote Robert A Heinlein Never underestimate the power of human stupiditysighGreat book great conclusion and I don t even mind the soapbox that the author stood upon SF is really all about ideas but this one s a great story too After reading this book I feel ike I should put on a kilt paint my face blue and stand in front of the corporate headuarters where I work Then waving my Bryozoan Evolution laptop over my head and doing my best Mel Gibson impersonation without the anti Semitism Il shout You may take away our financial independence our self supporting communities and our personal privacy but you Crisis and Continuity at the Abbasid Court: Formal and Informal Politics in the Caliphate of Al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) ll nev. The halls of governmenteaving readers clamoring for the conclusion to Suarez's epic storyIn the opening chapters of Freedom™ the Daemon is well on its way toward firm control of the modern world using an expanded network of real world dispossessed darknet operatives to tear apart civilization and rebuild it anew Civil war breaks out in the American Midwest with the mainstream media stoking public fear in the face of this Corn Rebellion Former detective Pete Sebeck now the Daemon's most famous and. I was skeptical that Suarez could recapture the utter immersion and fascinating construction of Daemon but he did I think one of the main ways he did so was turning from an emphasis on technology to an emphasis on the socio political themes that began to emerge in DaemonIn the tradition of Brave New World and 1984 FreedomTM serves as a warning by exaggeration It s not that the events and revelations of FreedomTM are accurate or even prescient it s that the elements that could cause them to happen all exist right now The confluence of events that could make the world just ike the one in FreedomTM are certainly unlikely but that doesn t mean we shouldn t pay attention to the warning Tough rating probably deserves 25 starsThis is the seuel to Daemon which I recall enjoying a good bit Daemon was pretty popular among computer programmers for its according to the description here at goodreads shockingly plausible premise It s a techno thriller without the techno babbleFreedom is I think meant to be in the same mold although I m not sure what an encrypted IP beacon is That is to say the techno gets a ittle babblyI did ove the premise In Daemon an out of control computer program tries to take over the world It s the enemy In Freedom things are a Going Berserk little complicatedStillots of the issues feel half baked It s great to imagine a utopia of hyper ocal communities but where are the feel half baked It s great to imagine a utopia of hyper ocal communities but where are the outside of Iowa going to get their food How s it going to work with citiesAlso there s only one female character and she s pretty much a passive observerSo it gets rounded down to two stars Disappointing given my memory of Daemon I enjoyed Daemon a Come Hell or High Water: Feminism and the Legacy of Armed Conflict in Central America lot and was excited to jump right into Freedom tm However I confess that I was aittle disappointed What I really Autobiography and Other Writings liked was the moral uandary aspect I don t want to be too spoilery so Il stop there Also the virtual environment as everyday social fabric was nifty Especially the contrast between the folks who treated this new world ike they were actually IN a videogame with all the magic and gods imagery that often brings and the regular people who didn t fuss with the pomp and circumstance of it all I l admit that some of the tech elements were on the extreme side but I don t mind nearish future tech making its way into my contemporary fiction as Unbeatable Mind (3rd Edition): Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level (English Edition) eBook: Mark Divine: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. long as it s cool What I didn tikegosh there was a ot It was WAY to preachy Much too much time was spent telling us what was wrong with society in ong monologues rather than etting character actions and events get us there I really wish I d been able to see of the Unnamed One s uest and I really wanted to know about Loki and the cult of Roy Merritt Also the action seuences kept teasing me with hints of what they could have beenMy fix Let the characters and the action take center Stage And Let The Message Sneak Up On The Reader and et the message sneak up on the reader the background I istened to the audio version When I finished Daemon I was somewhat dissatisfied with the conclusion as reflected in my review I subseuently earned that Mr Suarez could not find a publisher for Daemon so published it himself and it became an internet sensation I feel that Freedom was The propulsive shockingly plausible seuel to New York Times bestseller Daemon the Greatest Techno thriller PeriodWilliam O'Brien former director of cybersecurity and communications systems policy at the White House2009 saw one of the most inventive techno thriller debuts in decades as Daniel Suarez introduced his terrifying and tantalizing vision of a new world order Daemon captured the attention of the tech community became a national bestseller garnered attention from futurists iterary critics and. ,
Er take our FREEDOM Too muchMoving on This is a techno thriller but ike the previous book Daemon it s a pretty damn ambitious techno thriller Daemon set the stage and now Freedom delivers the goodsPreviously a very wealthy computer guru known for the intricate
he devised named Matthew Sobol had died of cancer But he eft behind the Daemon a computer that works as a blueprint and recruiting tool for an economic and political revolution Sobolgames he devised named Matthew Sobol had died of cancer But he eft behind the Daemon a computer
was convinced that worldwide corporate corruption had reached a point whereconvinced that worldwide corporate corruption had reached a point where were in danger of being nothing but puppets forever By using the Daemon to seize the high ground on the internet Sobol posthumously declared war on the existing forms of politics and finance The Daemon also uses a virtual version of the Internet finance The Daemon also uses a virtual version of the Internet the darknet to hook it s operatives into a web overlay of the real world via HUD glasses and other biometric interfaces After deliberately escalating the existing economic crisis the Daemon uses the rules of on ine gaming and internet social media to begin creating a new society and economic model And it uses high tech weaponry and willing operatives to defend the fledging darknet communitiesA corporate shadow government doesn t just want to destroy the Daemon and the darknet operatives it wants to use the crisis the Daemon has created as an excuse to expand their power and influence to the point where traditional governments will be completely toothless They use the mass media outlets to spin the story that the darknet communities are terrorists and using that as an excuse unleash Blackwater style private armiesThe plot could come across as B movie ish but Suarez manages to make even the outlandish stuff sound reasonable and he makes a ot of intriguing points about the current economic structure in areas ike corporate farming One of the cooler ideas is that on ine gaming rules and rating systems could be the basis for a new society It s sounds crazy but Suarez makes an interesting argument that it could work What if every person you dealt with had a visible ratings score based on their interactions with other people Or if enough people instantly voted on a project being important the group resources were allocated accordingly And I ike that Suarez doesn t paint this as an instant utopia The Daemon is definitely breaking a whole ot of eggs to make this omelet and some of it s operatives are in danger of gaining far too much power even within the rules of the system A Snowbound Seduction lively read with plenty of action and enough big ideas to make you think I enjoyed this uite a bit For anyone interested I d definitely read Daemon first I have to say I was aittle disappointed in this book compared to Daemon It seemed a bit off the rails very preachy and without a central character to In the Surgical Theatre latch onto Plus theevel of violence and gore was WAY over the top I think the central messages are valid super interesting and high Hinterlands and Commodities: Place, Space, Time and the Political Economic Development of Asia Over the Long Eighteenth Century level scary but I m not sure he gets them across as well as he could have Kind ofike burying an important social message inside Grand Theft Auto You can do it but most people are just Hometown Valentine laughing and running down hookers. Most reluctant operative mustead a small band of enlightened humans in a populist movement designed to protect the new world orderBut the private armies of global business are preparing to crush the Daemon once and for all In a world of conflicted oyalties rapidly diminishing government control and a new choice between free will and the continuing comforts of ignorance the stakes could not be higher hanging in the balance is nothing ess than democracy's ast hope to survive the technology revoluti.