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  1. The audio seems to be cut off at around 15:46. Too bad, I’m looking forward to seeing how this ends!

    Comment by Anonymous — February 25, 2006 @ 8:38 pm

  2. CRAP! Made a glitch. Re-uploading now. It’ll be live in 30 min or so. Sorry about this, thanks for catching it!

    Comment by Cory Doctorow — February 25, 2006 @ 9:07 pm

  3. All ya left was a circle of screens and no conclusion- it stops at the interagation after the bad guy smilessmile

    Comment by Stephen Pahl — February 25, 2006 @ 9:32 pm

  4. You forgot the link to the new MP3..

    Comment by Russell McOrmond — February 25, 2006 @ 10:06 pm

  5. Fixed now!

    Comment by Cory Doctorow — February 25, 2006 @ 10:27 pm

  6. Wow! Powerful food for thought about how near future technology could change society. You took the possibilities of growing new bodies explored in Down and Out in The Magic Kingdom to a new level with the idea of making multiple copies. I suppose that the more useful someone was, the more copies there would be. A new variation on whoofie? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? I suspect that multiple clones of famous artists would lead to all sorts of disputes and rivalries, as well as progress. Imagine, Cory, how you would feel, if there were 3 additional Cories writing stories and that one of them received an award you were hoping for.

    Still, it’s a form of immortality that is almost plausible today. The human brain is born with all of its neurons and is about the same size at birth as it is as an adult. We’re not that far from the point where a human clone could be created and the adult brain could be transplanted into the younger, but genetically identical body. While we are not at that point, we’re close enough to see the path that would get us to that point.

    I think there were some parallels between the battle between current copyright restrictions and open source and between religious-based restrictions upon research and open research. I agree with the conclusions in the story, but I’m not sure that 3 Laws-free positronic brains would result in such a utopian society. It would, however, be worth a try.

    Cory, your thought-provoking near-future science fiction has renewed my love for the genre.

    Comment by Jon Rosen — February 26, 2006 @ 9:11 pm

  7. “You live in a country where it is illegal to express certain mathematics in software, where state apparatchiks regulate all innovation, where inconvenient science is criminalized, where whole avenues of experimentation and research are shut down in the service of a half-baked superstition about the moral qualities of…”

    Isn’t this supposed to be Science “Fiction”? :)

    Comment by Chris — February 27, 2006 @ 1:12 am

  8. You used to have links to complete downloadable versions of all of your stories in many formats. I can’t find it any more. I’d like to read I Robot on my Palm. Can you post the link please?

    Comment by Rhubarb — June 20, 2006 @ 2:49 am

  9. I have to say I really Enjoyed this story. It’s like you barrowed the universe of “Ghost in the shell” and made a family story out of it. Thank you for all you do in making these stories happen and I look forward to Read/listening to more of your writings.


    Comment by Nathan — February 13, 2007 @ 8:01 am

  10. There’s an error at that prevents the download of this file.

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    which prevents us from displaying this page.

    Comment by Brian Pitts — November 23, 2007 @ 9:01 pm

  11. The Archive is just choking — try again in a couple hours.

    Comment by Cory Doctorow — November 23, 2007 @ 10:10 pm

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