Saturday, March 4, 2017

Ready Player One

Title: Ready Player One

Author: Ernest Cline [Website][Facebook][Twitter]

Publisher: B/D/W/Y

ISBN: 9780307887443

Length: 372 pages

Obtained: Library book kit copy

Why this book?:

Chosen for one of the book clubs I'm participating in.


Well.  It's another future that I would like to avoid... very depressing and sad.  To an extent, though, I can see something like this happening with the current environmental concerns and overpopulation.  The technology is a bit more difficult for me to imagine despite some aspects of virtual reality already being out there.  I guess I'd like to think that people wouldn't all go the way of burying their heads in the sand and immersing themselves in a nonexistent world, though I know some do already.  The people of this future live their lives in virtual reality constantly, whether by gaming, movies, TV, ebooks, school, work, etc., while their physical worlds crumble and remain in drudgery.

As for the game, or contest, or quest - whatever you choose to call it - it was obsessive and another reason to avoid reality, and yet I could see some positives in at least having some sort of goal forthe future and persistence.

Anyway, I read it.  It caught me up for a time, and now it's over.

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