I don’t have the textbook of Vernor Vinge’s story True Names, so the writer who accept this bid must read this story before or you must be able to search for the original story！
Answer the following questions about Vernor Vinge’s story True Names:
1. Identify (name and describe) three technologies or features of technology that were not common when the story was published (1984) but are available now.
2. What types of social computing applications are described in the story, and
what are their specific analogues today (e.g. LinkedIn is a professional networking application)?
3. Compare the role of government in regulating and policing the Internet today to the role government in “The Other Realm”.
4. Which parts or aspects of the story do you find most realistic/believable and which do you find fantastic? Refer to three of each type.
5. Is the world of True Names a dystopia? Justify your answer.
6. Comment on the metaphor of “The Other Realm”:
◦ do you like it,
◦ do you think it is apt,
◦ do you prefer William Gibson’s notion of a space rather than a place?
◦ William Gibson coined the term cyberspace in 1984’s Neuromancer:Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts… A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding.
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