|Bull (2001) [Novel]|
by Douglas Rushkoff
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Jamie Cohen is new on Wall Street--the very heart of techno-capitalism--at the dawn of the 21st century. At first, he's riding high, accurately prophesising the future of technology for his corporate sponsors. But when his old hacker buddies come to him with a new program that will create free Internet access for the whole world, he's forced to make a choice between the market and the mayhem.
But the market should never be underestimated. Mania for online trading has turned ordinary citizens into rabid speculators, and everywhere Jamie looks he begins to see bulls. Hallucinations? Maybe. No-one else can see them anyway.
The manuscript of Jamie's first-hand account is only discovered by anthropologists two hundred years later, and the book's future editors therefore provide helpful annotation to the text--explanations of everything from Microsoft Windows to feng shui. It all goes to prove that, in the future anyway, no one will recognise Bull.
Original title: Bull
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Technology→ Cyberpunk and Virtual Reality