Date: 2016-08-16 08:46 pm (UTC)
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I feel like the story would read really differently in 1998. Now I'm so used to the internet as it exists that sometimes it's hard to read stories that old and recognize them as prescient, rather than just a description of my life.

So the idea of almost a brotherhood of people you'd never met felt like just a natural backdrop to me. The part of the story that stuck out to me were the AIs, with their ambiguous motivations and enormous power. Of course, that's the part that's still novel today! Although maybe not as far out as I'd like to think, if I consider things like Google's customized search results and Facebook's opaque algorithms for what it shows you (aka yet another reason I'm not on Facebook).
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