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Accelerando (Singularity)

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The Singularity. It is the era of the posthuman. Artificial intelligences have surpassed the limits of human intellect. Biotechnological beings have rendered people all but extinct. Molecular nanotechnology runs rampant, replicating and reprogramming at will. Contact with extraterrestrial life grows more imminent with each new day. Struggling to survive and thrive in this accelerated world are three generations of the Macx clan: Manfred, an entrepreneur dealing in intelligence amplification technology whose mind is divided between his physical environment and the Internet; his daughter, Amber, on the run from her domineering mother, seeking her fortune in the outer system as an indentured astronaut; and Sirhan, Amber’s son, who finds his destiny linked to the fate of all of humanity. For something is systematically dismantling the nine planets of the solar system. Something beyond human comprehension. Something that has no use for biological life in any form...
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It's very nearly part of the strategy of one of the players in Stross's Accelerando (http://www.amazon.com/Accelerando-Singularity-Charles-Stross...).
nathancahill
Such a great book.
templaedhel
For what it's worth this book (which is excellent) is also published as a free ebook under a Creative Commons license (http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/fiction/accelera...).

The author is also a relatively prolific HN poster (https://news.ycombinator.com/user?id=cstross).

My favorite use of shell corporations in fiction so far is in Accelerando [1] - corporations start out as python scripts:

[1] - http://www.amazon.com/Accelerando-Singularity-Charles-Stross...

antihero
It would be good if one could do something along the lines of

from legal.entities import Company

jamestech = Company(address='2711 Wyoming Road')

jamestech.register()

That would be awesome.

JeremyBanks
Available for free on the author's website: http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/fiction/accelera...
You might be interested in the book "Accelerando" < http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0441014151/charlieswe... >, as one of its plot points is that the basic unit of exchange in the economy changes from money to reputation.
jerf
It is also available online, with full consent of the relevant rights owners: http://www.antipope.org/charlie/accelerando/
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