History Literature / Neuromancer

4th Sep '17 7:27:39 PM Kalaong
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-->"Motive," the construct said. "Real motive problem, with an AI. Not human, see?"
-->"Well yeah, obviously."
-->"Nope. I mean it's not human. And you can't get a handle on it. Me, I'm not human either, but I ''respond'' like one, see?"
-->"Wait a sec," Case said. "Are you sentient, or not?"
-->"Well, it ''feels'' like I am, kid, but I'm really just a bunch of ROM. It's one of them, ah, philosophical questions, I guess...." The ugly laughter sensation rattled down Case's spine. "But I ain't likely to write you no poem, if you follow me. Your AI, it just might. But it ain't no way ''human''."

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-->"Motive," the construct said. "Real motive problem, with an AI. Not human, see?"
-->"Well
see?"\\
"Well
yeah, obviously."
-->"Nope.
"\\
"Nope.
I mean it's not human. And you can't get a handle on it. Me, I'm not human either, but I ''respond'' like one, see?"
-->"Wait
see?"\\
"Wait
a sec," Case said. "Are you sentient, or not?"
-->"Well,
not?"\\
"Well,
it ''feels'' like I am, kid, but I'm really just a bunch of ROM. It's one of them, ah, philosophical questions, I guess...." The ugly laughter sensation rattled down Case's spine. "But I ain't likely to write you no poem, if you follow me. Your AI, it just might. But it ain't no way ''human''."



* ImmuneToDrugs: Case's failing liver is altered to make him incapable of metabolizing cocaine or amphetamines. It is ''one way'' to cure an addiction. However, he can still take drugs that go directly to the brain, which he inevitably does.

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* ImmuneToDrugs: Case's failing liver Armitage pulls this on Case at the same time he repairs the hacker's nervous system; thanks to a trick pancreas and a few alterations to his liver, Case is altered to make him biochemically incapable of metabolizing cocaine getting off on amphetamine or amphetamines. It is ''one way'' to cocaine. Notably, this doesn't really cure an addiction. However, his addictions; he can still take instead tracks down drugs that go directly to the brain, which he inevitably does.effect his brain.



-->"You cut my thumb, mon, wií seconí one," Maelcum said.
-->"Coriolis force," the ninja said, bowing again. "Most difficult, slow-moving projectile in rotational gravity. It was not intended."

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-->"You cut my thumb, mon, wií seconí one," Maelcum said.
-->"Coriolis
said.\\
"Coriolis
force," the ninja said, bowing again. "Most difficult, slow-moving projectile in rotational gravity. It was not intended."


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* PoisonAndCureGambit: When Armitage cures Case's nerve damage so he can access the Matrix again, fifteen sacs of the very same mycotoxin that ruined him in the first place were bonded to the lining of various main arteries - and they're very slowly dissolving. Armitage promises that when he completes the job, he'll inject him with an enzyme that will dissolve the bonds without opening the sacs, enabling them to be removed with a blood transfusion. Otherwise, Case will be maimed ''again'' when the sacs melt.
4th Aug '17 6:38:06 PM WillKeaton
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The cheap "coffin hotels" in Chiba City actually do exist, though they're very rare outside of Japan. They're more commonly known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capsule_hotel "capsule hotels"]], and they've been around since 1979. One could be forgiven for assuming that Gibson invented them to make his overpopulated CrapsackWorld more believable.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The cheap "coffin hotels" in Chiba City actually do exist, though they're very rare outside of Japan. They're more commonly known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capsule_hotel "capsule hotels"]], hotels,"]] and they've been around since 1979. One could be forgiven for assuming that Gibson invented them to make his overpopulated CrapsackWorld more believable.
1st Aug '17 7:40:34 PM SeanMurrayI
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* FantasticDisability: The beginning of the novel describes protagonist Case as a once-talented computer hacker who was rendered unable to access [[{{Cyberspace}} virtual cyberspace networks]], after his central nervous system was damaged by a mycotoxin as punishment for stealing from his employers. An offer Case receives to fix this damage is what sets the rest of the story's plot in motion.


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* FictionalDisability: The beginning of the novel describes protagonist Case as a once-talented computer hacker who was rendered unable to access [[{{Cyberspace}} virtual cyberspace networks]], after his central nervous system was damaged by a mycotoxin as punishment for stealing from his employers. An offer Case receives to fix this damage is what sets the rest of the story's plot in motion.
1st Aug '17 7:38:36 PM SeanMurrayI
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* FantasticDisability: The beginning of the novel describes protagonist Case as a once-talented computer hacker who was rendered unable to access [[{{Cyberspace}} virtual cyberspace networks]], after his central nervous system was damaged by a mycotoxin as punishment for stealing from his employers. An offer Case receives to fix this damage is what sets the rest of the story's plot in motion.
7th Jun '17 4:14:54 PM Kalaong
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* {{Organlegging}}: '''[[VillainProtagonist Case]]'' does this to pay for his drug habit - as in, he kills random people in the dark and sells their body parts to a BackAlleyDoctor. He pays off a loan shark with a flask full of frozen ''pituitary glands.''

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* {{Organlegging}}: '''[[VillainProtagonist Case]]'' Case]]''' does this to pay for his drug habit - as in, he kills random people in the dark and sells their body parts to a BackAlleyDoctor. He pays off a loan shark with a flask full of frozen ''pituitary glands.''
7th Jun '17 12:18:06 PM Kalaong
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* PsychoForHire: Riviera. Arguably, Molly too. Heck, Case as well- before Armitage picks him up he's murdering people for cash to fuel his various drug addictions. He buys off a loan shark with a flask of frozen ''[[Organlegging pituitary glands]].'' Oh, and of course the Moderns as well. And Armitage himself isn't exactly psychologically sound. Most of the characters aren't particularly pleasant people.

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* PsychoForHire: Riviera. Arguably, Molly too. Heck, Case as well- before Armitage picks him up he's murdering people for cash to fuel his various drug addictions. He buys off a loan shark with a flask of frozen ''[[Organlegging ''[[{{Organlegging}} pituitary glands]].'' Oh, and of course the Moderns as well. And Armitage himself isn't exactly psychologically sound. Most of the characters aren't particularly pleasant people.
7th Jun '17 12:17:29 PM Kalaong
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* {{Organlegging}}: '''[[VillainProtagonist Case]]'' does this to pay for his drug habit - as in, he kills random people in the dark and sells their body parts to a BackAlleyDoctor. He pays off a loan shark with a flask full of frozen ''pituitary glands.''



* PsychoForHire: Riviera. Arguably, Molly too. Heck, Case as well- before Armitage picks him up he's murdering people for cash to fuel his various drug addictions. Oh, and of course the Moderns as well. And Armitage himself isn't exactly psychologically sound. Most of the characters aren't particularly pleasant people.

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* PsychoForHire: Riviera. Arguably, Molly too. Heck, Case as well- before Armitage picks him up he's murdering people for cash to fuel his various drug addictions. He buys off a loan shark with a flask of frozen ''[[Organlegging pituitary glands]].'' Oh, and of course the Moderns as well. And Armitage himself isn't exactly psychologically sound. Most of the characters aren't particularly pleasant people.
7th Jun '17 11:59:49 AM Kalaong
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* {{Zeerust}}: Because TechnologyMarchesOn.

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* {{Zeerust}}: Because TechnologyMarchesOn. Despite a world full of street punks with prosthetics and cyberspace hackers, Wintermute's first attempts to harass Case involves calling him by a payphone as he's walking by. [[EverythingIsOnline Repeatedly]].
7th Jun '17 11:50:25 AM Kalaong
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* PopculturalOsmosis: The CyberPunk tropes the book popularized (along with ''Film/BladeRunner'', though the similarities between the two are coincidental) can be recognized in everything from ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' ([[ElectronicEyes Batou's eyes]], for instance) to ''Film/{{Inception}}'' (mercs and thieves hired by the wealthy to act against their competitors) to ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' (pretty much copied wholesale, merged with Blade Runner and merged with Tolkien).

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* PopculturalOsmosis: The CyberPunk tropes the book popularized (along with ''Film/BladeRunner'', though the similarities between the two are coincidental) can be recognized in everything from ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' ([[ElectronicEyes Batou's eyes]], for instance) to ''Film/{{Inception}}'' (mercs and thieves hired by the wealthy to act against their competitors) to ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' (pretty much copied wholesale, then merged first with Blade Runner and merged again with Tolkien).
7th Jun '17 11:49:26 AM Kalaong
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* PopculturalOsmosis: The CyberPunk tropes the book popularized (along with ''Film/BladeRunner'', though the similarities between the two are coincidental) can be recognized in everything from ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' ([[ElectronicEyes Batou's eyes]], for instance) to ''Film/{{Inception}}'' (just about everything) to ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' (mercs and hackers taking jobs for megacorps).

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* PopculturalOsmosis: The CyberPunk tropes the book popularized (along with ''Film/BladeRunner'', though the similarities between the two are coincidental) can be recognized in everything from ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' ([[ElectronicEyes Batou's eyes]], for instance) to ''Film/{{Inception}}'' (just about everything) (mercs and thieves hired by the wealthy to act against their competitors) to ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' (mercs (pretty much copied wholesale, merged with Blade Runner and hackers taking jobs for megacorps).merged with Tolkien).
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