I realised that I didn’t like what I was doing anymore, and more so that I didn’t even like myself. We really hated each other, and nobody could figure out what was going on. When I won in Coolangatta, the way I went into those heats went against everything that I had always been taught… There was only ever one way to be successful in competitions, one way of living my life; I had just thrown it out the window. I guess there are two different ways to lose – the way I want to lose and the way I hate to lose.
Feed (2002) is a young adult dystopian novel of the cyberpunk subgenre written by M. From the first-person perspective of a teenager, the novel presents a near-futuristic American culture completely dominated by advertising and corporate exploitation, corresponding to the enormous popularity of internetworking brain implants.
We’ve got it covered.”“We don’t have the budget for that.”You’ve probably heard all the above: par for the course when trying to sell our ideas, products, and services.
Throughout the book, corporations appear to hold the true power in United States, leaving the president virtually helpless as the Global Alliance, a coalition of other countries, begins contemplating war with the U.
” they know exactly how long this is going to take. Instead of launching into a one-sided spiel that holds them hostage; you have respectfully requested their attention.
They’re a lot more likely to give it because they volunteered to do so.
The novel focuses on issues such as corporate power, consumerism, information technology, data mining, and environmental decay, with a sometimes sardonic, sometimes somber tone.
The novel portrays a near-future in which the feednet, a huge computer network (apparently an advanced form of the Internet), is directly connected to the brains of about 73% of American citizens by means of an implanted device called a feed.
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