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    Free read The People Maker Damon Knight ↠ 0 Read & Download Free download ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Damon Knight I started rereading this I read it when I was still young and I want to see if it stands up The writing is definitely dated For example many characters smoke cigarettesDone It's not very sophisticated but the basis is interesting The development of a matter duplicator that can duplicate itself leads to a society of masters and slaves Scienti

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    Damon Knight ↠ 0 Read & Download Free download ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Damon Knight Free read The People Maker Since January I have read a novel a month by one of the winners of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award given by the Science Fiction Writers of America I thought I was about time to read a novel by the man himself Knight won the award in 1994 He was a founder of the SFWA and the award was named for him after his death in 2002 Although several of the Grand Masters I have read I have been reading for the first t

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    Free download ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Damon Knight [EBOOK/EPUB] The People Maker Damon Knight ↠ 0 Read & Download Knight works best when exploring social impacts of technology This is clearly one of his earlier works before he really had a grasp of what he is trying to accomplish The story is ostensibly about a world where a 'Gismo' can reproduce anything including Gismos But that is just a foil to talk about the immediate and long lasting changes to society once Gismos are everywhere The early days are a confused blur a

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The People Maker

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S the only thing left to demonstrate relative status is personal service and control of those who provide it And that means slaveryDick Jones is the teenage scion of a amily in the Poconos that controls the surrounding countryside a "Few Generations Following The Introduction Of The "generations ollowing the introduction of the He lives in a world of physical comfort and plenty at least Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation for those who run things by controlling the Gizmos a world withifty slaves Pajama Party for everyree man a world in which personal honor and position mean everything Sent off to Colorado Bunco Babes Tell All forour years of military training and social polishing under the authority of The Boss he discovers a very different world among those Who Compete For Real Power compete Every Day by the Sun: A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi for real power also among those at the very bottom of the social ladderIirst read this book in high school in 1959 in its original incarnation as The People Maker actually it had appeared in shorter Bringing the Outside In form in FSF two years earlier and its philosophical proddings made me think about a lot of new things Inact it stuck with me so thoroughly I inally had to chase down a copy so I could renew my acuaintance with it I don t know if Knight s predicted results rom such an invention are the only option rankly but it s still a irst rate intellectual adventure I started rereading this I read it when I was still young and I want to see if it stands up The writing is definitely dated For example many characters smoke cigarettesDone It s not very sophisticated but the basis is interesting The development of a matter duplicator that can duplicate itself leads to a society of masters and slaves Scientific discovery stalls Duplication of slaves leads to a population imbalance that inevitably leads to unrest It s not a book of hope and it s relevance in today s world of wealth ineuity is scary. Gizmo a device which can duplicate anything including itself The social and economic. Knight works best when exploring social impacts of technology This is clearly one of his earlier works before he really had a grasp of what he is trying to accomplish The story is ostensibly about a world where a Gismo can reproduce anything including Gismos
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that is just oil to talk about the immediate and long lasting changes to society once Gismos are everywhere The early days are a confused blur as a new normal arises The rest of the book deals with a post Apocalyptic Anarchy In The anarchy in the where Gismos are prized and heavily protected possessions and human labor is cheap and "duplicated humans are enslaved too many ideas to "humans are enslaved Too many ideas to in a short novel and they are not explored well by modern standards Would have been better as a ew short stories or a longer developed novel Almost all science Women and Self Esteem fiction novels are built explicitly or implicitly around the uestion What if What if we couldly to the Moon What if there are other people out there What if we could go back in time Damon Knight one of the most inventive authors of the second half of the 20th century starts this one with What if you could have any physical item you wanted just by Toy to Toy (Disney/Pixar Toy Story 3) flipping a switch Imagine receiving a box in the mail containing a device made of two wooden barsastened in a T with a hook dangling Charity from each arm and a small completely unknown metal and glass object attached to each And a couple of batteries and a switch and that s it Hang somethingrom one hook press the switch and an identical copy appears on the other arm Anything inanimate or alive We would live in Eden right No starvation no need or war no unhealthy competition right Also as people uickly realize no way to reckon relative wealth When you can have all the ood you want or all the diamonds or rifle. Also published as A Catch and Release: Trout Fishing and the Meaning of Life for AnythingIn a nearuture USA an obscure inventor creates the. A plain old un sci Road Map to Holland: How I Found My Way Through My Son's First Two Years with Down Syndrome fi what iffer The plot is serviceable but beside the point The point is Knight makes some interesting points about scarcity labor and economics anticipating technologies such as nanomatter and maker cultureDated af but it does retain a certain period charm Worth tracking down a copy I believe Knight doesn t bother to hang a lampshade on the preposterousness of an infinitely capable duplication device but wisely uses the notion as a jumping off point to explore the societal effectsHe posits that when material goods become effectivelyree the only measure of wealth and status is through human labor and hence a slave economy with rigid social strata Through this comes the degradation of the working class and later their outright abuse not just physical or emotional control and mistreatment but through the duplication of people themselves a destruction of the uniueness of an individualThe structure of the book was jarring consisting at the ront of the vignettes of the Gismo s introduction and the collapse of Western society then with an abrupt twist a ast orward to some hundred years later after the new plantation society has been established There the story really starts with young callow Dick Jones who sets out to the landholder s court to discover himself There he discovers what is necessary to retain powerI m not sure I buy this dark view of human nature and would argue that with negligable cost to mass produced goods the value of uniue handmade items the product of human labor would compensate and the possession of such items and the ability to produce them would convey status Likewise the production of novelty in either words artwork or and the ability to produce them would convey status Likewise the production of novelty in either words artwork or Wil McCarthy has a much less dark treatment of the same themes in The Collapsium. Implications of this machine are explored in a brilliant and terrifying extrapolation. ,