In Praise Of EarthWeb
Early reviewers of EarthWeb have made the following comments:
Vernor Vinge, Hugo-winning author of A Fire Upon the Deep:
"In EarthWeb, Marc Stiegler describes a deadly interstellar invasion
of our solar system. At the same time, Stiegler shows how the Internet could
be used for enormous improvements in productivity, development speed, and
decision making. The result is a high-voltage adventure story -- and an
intriguing look at what the World Wide Web may become."
Dr. Eric Drexler, author of Engines of
available online) and Nanosystems:
"The Web today is a babbling toddler; Marc Stiegler shows us the articulate
John Gilmore, Founding Director of the Electronic
"A groundbreaking extrapolation of the social impact of an `information
Chris Peterson, Executive Director of The
"A long-term forecast of Web dynamics had better "sound like science fiction,"
or it will be wrong. To be right, it had better sound like this science
fiction. Read it to pull way ahead of today's Web pundits."
Max More, President of the Extropy
"A wondrous ride through our digital future."
David D. Friedman, author of Machinery Of Freedom:
"Marc Stiegler's Earthweb is one of the most interesting science fiction novels
I have read in recent years, an
entertaining story set against the background of an emerging technology
which very few people have thought
about--the technology of generating information and coordinating
human efforts using online markets.
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