Dissent in Real Time

Dissent in Real Time

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In a society where names have been replaced with Unique Identifiers (UI's) and people are known by what function they fulfill and their level of access to personal information, Thirty-Eleven Journalist, Level 0 is mysteriously assigned the name "Belizaire" by the national computer system. This event heralds the beginning of a series of information glitches that fabricate a virtual profile of him as far from reality as it can possibly be. He soon discovers that everyone in Canada has been affected by the same computer snafu. Then, as suddenly as the phenomenon appears, it disappears. But did it really disappear? In the midst of the computer file confusion, a hacker (Owen Teague - Seventy-eighty nine, Programmer Level 10), claiming to be a highly-placed civil servant and the creator of the affected system, breaks into Belizaire's communications link and informs him that what the country is experiencing is the result of a virus that he (Owen) has deliberately set. The hacker reveals that he and a group of co-conspirators called "The Committee" intend to destroy the information grid that he has spent his career building, rather than see it turned into an instrument for obliterating individual privacy... And thus begins the war of one man against his government. If you are a lover of sci-fi and computers, you will love this book. A fast-moving race against time in a world gone "1984," there will be a touch of the familiar in this modern tale of the individual vs. the collective.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • Awe-Struck E-Books, Inc.
  • United States
  • English
  • 1587490501
  • 9781587490507