Alla Xymos, in Nevada, sta per essere brevettata una nuova tecnologia biomedica: uno sciame di micro-videocamere che è in grado di effettuare diagnosi di estrema precisione dall’interno del corpo umano. Ma qualcosa comincia a non andare per il verso giusto e quello che all’inizio sembra un banale incidente si trasforma nella lotta contro un’entità sfuggita al controllo degli scienziati. Lo sciame si muove in modo autonomo, si riproduce e attacca l’uomo.
Ancora una volta Michael Crichton è riuscito ad anticipare temi di straordinaria attualità, come le sconvolgenti opportunità – e i relativi rischi – offerte da nanotecnologie, microrobotica e sofisticate forme di intelligenza artificiale, che sempre di più influenzano la vita di tutti noi.
- ISBN: 8811601916
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 468
Crichton is pretty much the king of speculative science fiction. From dinosaurs, to diseases, to genetic engineering, to, in the case of Prey, nanotechnology. If you read a Crichton book and don't say to yourself, "Damn! Science is scary!", then you missed the point. This was not my favorite book of Leggi tutto
A, for the characters, tour de force of possible nanotech escalation settings. It´s like a combination of different tropes surrounding grey goo, all seen in Sci-Fi many times from huge scales to tiny scales, resulting in the reader wondering which scenario might unfold next, what crazy ideas these n Leggi tutto
In the vast, hot, sparse dry deserts of Nevada a miracle occurs...but not for the good. Back in Silicon Valley , in California, everything seems the same, cutthroat as usual, business is business, the weak fall, and the vicious prevail until another stronger one arrives...Jack Forman is unemployed,
I loved this book. It was very creative and imaginative and very strange in a "good way". I think Michael Crichton is one of the best if not the best Science Fiction writers! I highly recommend this book and give it 5 shining 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 stars
“We think we know what we are doing. We have always thought so. We never seem to acknowledge that we have been wrong in the past, and so might be wrong in the future. Instead, each generation writes off earlier errors as the result of bad thinking by less able minds—and then confidently embarks on f Leggi tutto
Prey, Michael Crichton Prey is a novel by Michael Crichton, first published in November 2002. The novel is narrated by the protagonist Jack Forman, an unemployed software programmer who used to work for a company called Media Tronics but was fired and blackballed for discovering an internal scandal. Leggi tutto
دوستانِ گرانقدر، داستان در موردِ مردی به نامِ <جک فورمن> است که برنامه نویس است و مسئولِ امنیتِ شبکه در شرکتی مطرح میباشد... سه فرزند دارد، یکی نوزادِ دختر و دیگری پسری 8 ساله و دختری 14 ساله و زنی به نامِ <جولیا> دارد و داستان در این کتاب از زبانِ خودِ <جک> بیان میشود ------------------------------ Leggi tutto
Artificial intelligence morphing into artificial life, threatening life as we know it. Nano-bots and their hive mentality, swarming and learning. Sounds like a winner, but it didn't even reach mediocre for me. The uber-thin characterizations capped it. I remember liking this author's Jurassic Park a Leggi tutto
DNF at page 175/369. Dear book, It's me, not you. I was really into you in the beginning, but you lost me when you got too technical. That's when I lost my interest in you. There was no coming back from that. While I found your premise fascinating and terrifying at the beginning, after you lost me
I remember I first learned that Jurassic Park was actually a book - that was sometime last year. Well, I read it this year, and Jurassic Park turned out to be one of the best books I've ever read. And then I saw Prey by Michael Crichton (the genius behind Jurassic Park) and figured "There's no way t Leggi tutto
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