History Literature / TheNexusSeries

3rd Feb '18 1:06:49 PM Fallingwater
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BodySurf: Kade uses his backdoor to do this to people using coercion hacks, the hypocrisy is not lost on him and becomes a recurring issue in the book.

to:

* BodySurf: Kade uses his backdoor to do this to people using coercion hacks, the hacks. The hypocrisy is not lost on him him, and the moral quandary becomes a recurring issue in the book.
3rd Feb '18 1:01:56 PM Fallingwater
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* NoTranshumanismAllowed: ( at least in the USA and Europe, not so much in the east )

to:

* NoTranshumanismAllowed: ( at least in In the USA and Europe, not so much in Europe transhumanism is swiftly forbidden for fears it'll destroy the east )social order and upset the layers of control, and only exists as an illegal underground - though one rapidly spreading beyond the government's ability to control it. Eastern cultures, on the other hand, jump on the technology with enthusiasm at every level of society, and China is indeed the first to [[spoiler:merge it with artificial intelligence]].
3rd Feb '18 12:57:53 PM Fallingwater
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* NeuralImplanting: On a limited basis. We see some software programs being run on Nexus, including a dating app that makes you say the right lines, a porn VR that controls your motor cortex to help you perform, and most notably, a fight game "Bruce Lee" given to Kade by Rangan to help him in tough situtations. Notably, while the dating sim gets results, the porn VR glitches out at the worst time, and Bruce Lee usually gets Kade's ass kicked. The most successful app is Kade's serenity package, which modulates his neurotransmitter levels to keep his pulse under control and prevent people from knowing when he's lying.

to:

* NeuralImplanting: On a limited basis. We see some software programs being run on Nexus, including a dating app that makes you say the right lines, a porn VR that controls your motor cortex to help you perform, and most notably, a fight game "Bruce Lee" given to Kade by Rangan to help him in tough situtations. Notably, while the dating sim gets results, the porn VR glitches out at the worst time, and Bruce Lee usually gets Kade's ass kicked. The most successful app is Kade's serenity package, which modulates his neurotransmitter levels to keep his pulse under control and prevent prevents him from freaking out during stressful situations and other people from knowing when he's lying.
28th Apr '17 6:46:15 PM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Written by Ramex Naam, Author of "More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement" and "The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet", the Nexus Series delves head first into transhumanism as seen in a possible future based on the emerging technology and political climate of the 21st century. Naam does his best to stick to technologies that can logically be progressed from current studies in Bio-Engineering, and includes a follow-up in both "Nexus" it's sequel "Crux" that describes the experiments that he used as his basis.

to:

Written by Ramex Ramez Naam, Author of "More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement" and "The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet", the Nexus Series delves head first into transhumanism as seen in a possible future based on the emerging technology and political climate of the 21st century. Naam does his best to stick to technologies that can logically be progressed from current studies in Bio-Engineering, and includes a follow-up in both "Nexus" it's sequel "Crux" that describes the experiments that he used as his basis.
27th Aug '15 7:26:55 AM Fallingwater
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

[[folder:Tropes Appearing in "Apex"]]

[[spoiler:TheHeroDies: Kate ultimately sacrifices himself to bring Su-Yong back to sanity.]]
[[/folder]]
27th Aug '15 7:22:02 AM Fallingwater
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: Neither book ends well for everyone.]]

to:

* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: Neither book ends None of the three books end well for everyone.]]
10th Aug '15 12:27:07 PM Fallingwater
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** While the author does a good job of explaining a lot of the computer speak and doesn't get ''too'' specific, anyone who's ever, say, reflashed and rooted a mobile device, or used the Linux terminal, is bound to understand some scenes better than someone who hasn't.
10th Aug '15 12:23:26 PM Fallingwater
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* NeuralImplanting: On a limited basis. We see some software programs being run on Nexus, including a dating app that makes you say the right lines, a porn VR that controls your motor cortex to help you perform, and most notably, a fight game "Bruce Lee" given to Kade by Rangan to help him in tough situtations. Notably, while the dating sim gets results, the porn VR glitches out at the worst time, and Bruce Lee usually get's Kade's ass kicked. The most successful app is Kade's serenity package, which modulates his neurotransmitter levels to keep his pulse under control and prevent people from knowing when he's lying.

to:

* NeuralImplanting: On a limited basis. We see some software programs being run on Nexus, including a dating app that makes you say the right lines, a porn VR that controls your motor cortex to help you perform, and most notably, a fight game "Bruce Lee" given to Kade by Rangan to help him in tough situtations. Notably, while the dating sim gets results, the porn VR glitches out at the worst time, and Bruce Lee usually get's gets Kade's ass kicked. The most successful app is Kade's serenity package, which modulates his neurotransmitter levels to keep his pulse under control and prevent people from knowing when he's lying.
10th Aug '15 12:20:33 PM Fallingwater
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CoverBlowingSuperpower: If you're running Nexus, and someone near you is running Nexus, ''they can tell you're running Nexus''. It makes espionage kind of difficult.
10th Aug '15 12:18:06 PM Fallingwater
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AwesomeButImpractical: The "Bruce Lee" program that Rangan gives Kade uses a VR fighting game's algorithm to take over the body's motor controls and fight for you. While incredibly cool, it just doesn't match up to those opponents trained in combat with better exercise programs than the spindly Kade, who promptly gets his ass handed to him.

to:

* AwesomeButImpractical: The "Bruce Lee" program that Rangan gives Kade uses a VR fighting game's algorithm to take over the body's motor controls and fight for you. While incredibly cool, it just doesn't match up to those opponents trained in combat with better exercise programs than the spindly Kade, who promptly gets his ass handed to him. At one point he even complains "when has this software ever worked?!". [[spoiler: it does let him save Sam in the first book and foil Shiva's plot in the second - but even when it does work Kade always ends up beaten to a pulp.]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 32. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Literature.TheNexusSeries