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[PDF] ❤ True Names  By Vernor Vinge – Transportjobsite.co.uk chapter 1 True Names , meaning True Names , genre True Names , book cover True Names , flies True Names , True Names db5f20c3f868f Disaffected Computer Wizard Mr Slippery True Name Roger Pollack Is An Early Adopter Of A New Full Immersion Virtual Reality Technology Called The Other Plane He And The Other Wizards Form A Cabal To Keep Their True Identities Their True Names Secret To Avoid Prosecution By Their Great Adversary The Government Of The United States The Lines That Define Us Are Not Always Black And White, Though There S A New Wizard In The Other Plan And They Re Recruiting For A Scheme To Translate Cyberspace Domination Into Real World Power


10 thoughts on “True Names

  1. says:

    Roman True Names se smatra za etnikom cyberpunk anra Vinge je ovaj roman napisao 1981., tri godine prije kultnog Neuromancera Williama Gibsona i dvije godine prije kratke pri e Cyberpunk Bruca Bethkea gdje se izraz prvi put i pojavljuje.Radnja je smje tena u svijet nama bliske budu nosti gdje mnoge dr avne i financijske poslove obavljaju samostalna ra unala FBI otkriva glavnog lika, kompjuterskog arobnjaka koji radi sitne prekr aje u virtualnoj stvarnosti i regrutiraju ga da im pomogne u otkrivanju hakera koji je neprimjetno promjenio mnoge kriti ne postavke dr avnog sustava i skoro ga stavio pod svoju kontrolu.Unato temi i godini izdavanja roman i nije toliko zastario Vinge je dobro prikazao opasnosti prevelike automatizacije bilo kojeg sustava Mudro je izbjegavao ve inu ra unalne terminologije pa je pri a razumljiva i onima koji nisu programeri, to je prava rijetkost u cyberpunk anru On koristi poznate simbole da bi objasnio komplicirane koncepte, na primjer kada glavni lik dolazi u siguran dio virtualnog svijeta gdje je njegova ekipa, taj dio je prikazan kao dvorac, a na ulazu je uvar koji tra i lozinku da bi spustio most Neuroznanstvenik Marvin Minsky je u zanimljivom pogovoru napisao da i na mozak na sli an na in obra uje informacije i stvara sliku o svijetu Dotaknuo se i identiteta, svijesti, umjetne inteligencijeUglavnom, kratak roman koji je zabavan i brzo se ita, a ipak nije plitak.


  2. says:

    Originally published as a novella in 1981, this version of True Names contains illustrations by Bob Walters and an afterword by Marvin Minsky I read this back in 1984, and really enjoyed re reading it on a plane flight across the country Recommended While some of the tech is a little dated, Vinge keeps it mostly in the background At one point, the protagonist utilizes other computers to increase his power online, and this is not so different from networked computers participating in a DDOS attack today For a story written in 1981, the author was remarkably prescient.Other aspects of the plot are also well done, and I found the female protagonist Erythrina well written Using fantasy metaphors for the imagined cyberspace works well The conclusion provides a satisfying and believable resolution to the story.This novella was republished a few years after that in a collection titled True Names and Other Dangers, which I need to read next I plan to hand this publication to a friend who absolutely hated Neuromancer, in an attempt to show that not all cyberspace is bad.


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    My first Vinge, even if A Fire Upon the Deep is still waiting to be read as well True Names and the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier is a re release of Vinge s same titled novella, caught between introductions, essays, and an afterword The introduction of this edition is by Hari Kunzru, whom I ve never heard of, to be honest He gives a bit of background on the novella and the period in which is was written Editor James Frenkel reminisces about his time as Vinge s editor at Tor Books and of course about the novella, obviously Then comes Vinge s own introduction He tells about how the novella came to be, what influenced him, what it s about, and so on The afterword is by Marvin Minsky, another unknown name to me Neatly put after the novella itself, he uses the events as basis for his view on the matter, on how the future might have look ed.The essays are by various experts in the field of information technology The themes range from cryptography, encryption, big data sort of , artificial intelligence, security software, In other words, lots of programming, to use one general term Not every essay is as accessible as the other, of course One must, in my opinion, have some knowledge on or be interested in the matter or computers in general to follow along Yes, the explanations and visions may be dated, but you have to keep in mind that these essays were written in the early to mid 1990s A lot has happened, a lot has changed since then Especially with regards to the internet and how we utilise it That said, it is interesting to read these guys experiences and insights of that period.The novella itself then It s a good 80 pages long and is about a hacking community, with mainly one guy Mr Slippery aka Roger Pollack having been tracked down Gone privacy, indeed The Feds want a huge favour from him Considering his skills, he s the perfect man for the job, i.e tracking down a certain Mailman, who seems to take control over the various networks The Feds apparently don t have the means or people to catch him, hence appealing to the dark side Both Roger and the Feds lead by one Virginia are in a luxury position Roger is the only one capable enough, but Virginia can keep his ass out of prison, since he s broken several laws so far as a hacker.And so, they reach an agreement under strict conditions and Roger sets to work His computer equipment is first quality, allows him to go farther than any regular computer user He meets up with his friends, a sort of coven, in a virtual world Based on the descriptions, it reminded me of Second Life, in a way Each having his her avatar, codes to access locations with different rooms , and so on If I m not mistaken, hackers used some kind of electrodes to go into the world and live there As Mr Slippery Roger executes his task, which is for the sake of all humanity, else the world will go down, Mr Vinge describes what s going on The story is fairly accessible, but of course you get your obligatory technical vocabulary I have to admit that some elements went over my head, but not in a way that I couldn t follow the story As you can imagine, all s well that ends well, but Roger still isn t a free man afterwards And the Mailman view spoiler A programma invented by the Feds back in the day, set up to run its own course, to develop on its own Goal Secure the system, no matter what Someone had let a copy of the programme loose It was actually doing it job, but was destroyed by Roger and co., because the Feds couldn t or didn t know how to clean up their own mess hide spoiler


  4. says:

    Before Neuromancer and Snow Crash, there was Vinge s True Names , written in 1981 Hackers meet in cyberspace, a virtual representation of data space they call the Other Plane Metaphors and symbols of magic are applied to this world they are warlocks and wizards, they cast spells modern day sorcery in a completely networked world There are battles in cyberspace, amassing computation power that goes to your head and makes you Gods, encryption schemes to trick those who control you because they know your true name, there s the NSA, conflicts over good and bad and governing authorities, a dormant yet evolving AI, even upload of consciousness There s a lot in there and it s a rather slim book ideas that Vinge doesn t nearly get enough credit for I am glad I got here, finally.


  5. says:

    A quick read, and a little dated but hey, the book is as old as I am but very interesting to see Vinge s ideas of the potential future of tech back in the 80 s A lot of the concepts here have been used by other authors since this was written and have been well updated That being said, I enjoyed this novella short story and its discussion of AI and augmented human capabilities.Rating PG


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    True Names 1981 by Vernor Vinge is a very early work that depicts cyberspace It s an excellent novella that was visionary Before Neuromancer and all the other cyberpunk fiction this was first The story is also impressively good as well The characters are good enough for their purpose and the writing is decent I d been meaning to read it for years and it lived up to high expectations.


  7. says:

    One of my favorite books, early exploration of cyberspace before the whole cyberpunk movement really took hold


  8. says:

    While noticeably dated, this story is still excellent.


  9. says:

    Published in 1981, Vinge s vision of the future of technology is again amazingly accurate the story is short and interesting.


  10. says:

    I was inspired to read this after reading Finn Brunton s Digital Cash and how it inspired the early Crypto anarchists, eventually leading to the creation of bitcoin and the vision for anonymous identities Some of the names seem archaic now but given that this was written in 1981, about 38 years from when I m reading, I think it holds up pretty well.The story follows a group of early adopters of a new full immersion virtual reality technology called the Other Plane they call themselves warlocks in the story They resemble the curious hacker stereotypes that penetrate computer systems around the world for personal profit or curiosity They call their cabal, a coven , and must keep their true identities their True Names secret even to each other and especially the Great Adversary , the US Government Those who know a warlock s true name can force him or her to work on their behalf or cause a True Death by killing the warlock in real life.The protagonist is a warlock known as Mr Slippery in the Other Plane The government learns Mr Slippery s True Name and forces him to investigate the Mailman, a mysterious new warlock which it suspects of conducting a large scale subversion of databases and networks The Mailman has been recruiting others, such as the warlock DON.MAC, by promising great power in the real world, and claims to be responsible for a recent revolution in Venezuela Because he never appears in the Other Plane, preferring non real time communication, Mr Slippery and fellow warlock Erythrina begin to suspect that the Mailman may be an extraterrestrial invader, subverting global databases to gradually conquer the Earth while causing True Deaths of the warlocks he recruits Turns out that Mailman was a NSA AI that was left running and grew in power over time It hid its inability to emulate true human interaction by responding slowly to communications, i.e., non realtime Over time Erythrina and Mr Slippery manage to contain Mailman and certain attributes of Erythrina are imbued to Mailman to stabilize it The author hints at some beginning of global order because of this and that some part of Erythrina will live even after she s dead This is an interesting book not just in its foresight in a lot of things that have happened with technology, Virtual reality, but also the value of privacy and anonymity and how losing that in certain lines of work can mean true death.


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