Paperback format 12.9 x 19.8 cm
300 pages, August 2010
ISBN 978-1-452-89792-9


Corrections to the June preprint as implemented in the Amazon edition:

Page Line   Before >> After
28 29   "mistrusted" >> "mistrusted by"
60 29   "globate" >> "global"
64 14   "Way" >> "Place"
73 17   "are in" >> "that animate"
89 11   "is obviously" >> "will obviously be"
90 9   "once" >> "one"
104 8   "subsidiaries" >> "subsidiary services"
104 18   "only" >> "only get"
133 15   "at long" >> "as long"
137 -5   "corrupt-tion" >> "corruption"
157 -1   "indexes of" >> "indexes"
164 11   "X-45" >> "X-45 Phantom Ray"
164 12   "smaller unmanned" >> "smaller"
178 17   "contribution" >> "contributions"
181 -7   "ADP" >> "ATP"
200 21   "suits you" >> "suits your"
208 13   "The mind ... past" >> "The mind is a zone where things go from future to past" (with line in bold display format)
213 2   "No-One" >> "No One"
228 18   "either" >> "largely"
235 12   "has a species god that reflects" >> "shapes its own god to reflect"
251 15   "out" >> "our"
287 -7-8   "I found ... breed with." >> "My own reaction was to develop the ideas in this book instead of replicating."
289 2   "our" >> "the new"

Correction sheet in book page format (PDF, 1 page, 36 KB)

The rest of this page is a stub.

00 Opportunities

0000 Avatars

0001 Augmented Reality

0010 Bod Pods

0011 Virtual Bodies

01 Global Mammon

0100 Starship Enterprise

0101 Hard Bodies

0110 Greening Policy

0111 Globodollars

10 Consequences

1000 Robots Everywhere

1001 Uncanny Droids

1010 New Life

1011 Virtual Minds

11 Global Union

1100 Autobiology

1101 Trust Busters

1110 Cloud Immortality

1111 Dominion

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The book plan in 2009 (for historians)