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Free download Zed author Joanna Kavenna ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free From the winner of the Orange Award for New Writing comes a blistering satirical novel about life under a global media and tech corporation that knows exactly what we think what we want and what we do before we do One corporation has made a perfect world based on a perfect algorithm now what to do with all these messy people Lio. Dammit Tricked by cover porn Look at that cover it is gorgeous It has a very intriguing premise but was let down by the execution It reads like an early draft A few rounds of revising and editing could elevate this story into a masterpiece I did read an early copy so hopefully some of the issues I had with it were resolved before releaseIt is a satirical look at determinism vs free will in the digital age and tech giants profiting from the subjection of humanity In the not too distant future societies are surreptitiously controlled by a monopoly of tech giants whose tech and AI are based on the theory humans have free will but they are predictable It is a precursor to an Orwellian society as people still have a choice to opt into the Predictive Lifechain but if they don t they are manipulated or coerced into it or shunned by society as there is no data to verify they are a trustworthy citizen Beetle is the largest and most influential of these mega corps and its tech is deeply ingrained in society Guy Matthias a philanthropist and CEO of Beetle is an odious vile man who publicly believes the use of his deterministic AI platform to control the population creates a safe and stable utopia However privately it is a tool for him to avoid responsibility and accountability for his and the company s actions further his political agendas and petty vendettas against anyone who disagrees with him and mine for successful hookupsThis one was a struggle to finish Initially the balance between the world building and plot was off with paragraphs of info dumps unexpectedly popping up While the plot improved and was interesting there are too many ideas crammed in and it becomes a muddled incoherent mess and that is before it introduces the Bespoke Beetlespeak language Often it felt like it was written by a robot with the info dumps being contrary and contradictory for example These tiny things are called ubits If it helps then think of them as imaginary spheres If it doesn t help then don t A ubit is not what we imagine and yet it is It is anything we would like and yet all things at the same time This makes it an improbably flexible basis for computingNothing you are told is real Remember this until we tell you that something you are being told is real Actually the thing we are telling you that nothing you are told is real is actually real That thing is real about nothing being real Just that thing though and nothing else Is that clear Ended up skim reading the last few chapters It was like the author didn t know how to wrap up the story after the climaxThank you to Netgalley and the publishers for the ARC If You Give a Mouse an iPhone yet all things at the same time This makes it an improbably flexible basis for computingNothing El roto you are told is real Remember this until we tell Simply Drums you that nothing Harleys Angels you are told is real is actually real That thing is real about nothing being real Just that thing though and nothing else Is that clear Ended up skim reading the last few chapters It was like the author didn t know how to wrap up the story after the climaxThank Agent Sellar you to Netgalley and the publishers for the ARC

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Free download Zed author Joanna Kavenna ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Nel Bigman is dead Murdered by a robot Guy Matthias the philandering founder and CEO of the mega corporation Beetle insists it was human error But was it Either the predictive algorithms of Beetle's supposedly omniscient 'lifechain' don't work or they've been hacked Both scenarios are impossible to imagine and signal the end of. 20420Looking back I wasn t taking with the story because I felt that the messagecommentary was louder than the actual story28220Had to put this one down for now there seems to be a lot of commentary here on society that I m not grasping too well301119Thank you to Doubleday for gifting me a copy of ZedYou can find me onYoutube Instagram Twitter Tumblr Website The Archetype of Initiation you to Doubleday for gifting me a copy of ZedYou can find me onYoutube Instagram Twitter Tumblr Website

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Free download Zed author Joanna Kavenna ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Beetle's technotopia and life as we know it Dazzlingly original and darkly comic Zed asks profound uestions about who we are what we owe to one another and what makes us human It describes our moment the ugliness and the beauty perfectly Kavenna is a prophet who has seen deeply into the present and thrown back her head and laugh. I reserved Zed at the library when it was still on order so it retains that divine New Book Smell I was very excited to read it as Kavenna s A Field Guide to Reality was unexpectedly wonderful and Zed appeared to be a zeitgeist novel about surveillance capitalism And indeed that is what it is The contrast with A Field Guide to Reality is so strong that I m rather surprised they re by the same author Whereas A Field Guide to Reality had a dreamlike whimsical atmosphere Zed has a distinctively bleak and deadpan narrative voice Although both are very well executed I found A Field Guide to Reality emotionally satisfying The appeal of Zed is on the intellectual side although I greatly appreciated the dark humour The plot centres upon Beetle which is essentially google five years from now In near future London everyone wears BeetleBands that tell them to calm down owns fridges that nag them to eat better and uses Beetle s cryptocurrency Most unsettling of all policing has been outsourced to Beetle algorithms and ANTs Anti Terror Droids Of course Beetle continues to espouse choice freedom etc etc The cast includes the extremely narcissistic CEO of Beetle several of his underlings and a few people who are trying to cause disruption The title refers to an error term in the predictions made by Beetle The Zed unknown error triggers outbreaks of chaos and undermines Beetle s reliability Of the uncanny technologies mentioned in the book I found Bespeaking the most interesting This is an extrapolation of that gmail feature that tells you how to respond to an email I hate that and have switched it off which you can do now although when first introduced this was not the case When videochatting Beetle s Bespeak feature essentially dumbs down what you re saying into what it thinks you meant Automatic newspeak for the 21st century in the name of clarity and efficiency The problems that this causes for Guy the CEO of Beetle are very funnyWe need to stop humanity making so many errors he said the next time he spoke to Guy The Real Douglas Varley when you are Bespoken I not understand you said Guy You need to make your input clear otherwise your output is unclear Am I being translated into Bespoke Of course Deity My input is clear I think said the Real Douglas Varley Maybe Bespoke needs adjusting I need you to tell me what is happening Or you will lose your job It s very easy But it wasn t easy Deity I m ending the call I m extremely angry with you This is totally not good at all Yes of course Swearing Deity Penis I also found it very amusing when the AI personal assistants all of whom have Dickensian names are afflicted by Zed and start mocking humanity in a peculiarly existential manner By contrast the sections concerning an automated justice system in which people are to blame for being shot by robots were rather chilling The court scenes have a distinct whiff of KafkaWhat about Lionel Bigman said Laura Adebayo In the case of the tragic suicide by droid of Lionel Bigman I am afraid there was nothing we could do said Varley How did he commit suicide exactly His behaviour was suicidal All the available footage has corroborated this Which we can t see because of the New Official Secrets Act said Laura Adebayo Beetle is not responsible for legislation in our country said Dougas Varley Are you sure said Laura Adebayo Objection said Ted Henderson again Objection sustained said the judgeThus Zed is a rather effective dark comedy of monopoly surveillance technology I liked the little detail of the Beetle logo slowly metamorphosizing on the chapter title pages The business about uantum computing however did not work as well What held the book together so neatly was dialogue and narrative voice Appropriately enough the characters were largely ciphers I found the ending rather less memorable and interesting than what had come before view spoilerhowever it would probably would have rung false to end on a note of systemic change The fact that a major media scandal about Beetle was uickly suppressed and the news cycle forcibly moved on rang depressingly true No obvious antidote to surveillance capitalism is currently available that I know of so a book like this is difficult to conclude on a hopeful note hide spoiler


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  • Hardcover
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  • Zed author Joanna Kavenna
  • Joanna Kavenna
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  • 09 April 2020
  • 9780385545471