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In Snow Crash a novel by Neal Stephenson Stephenson examines how expanding technology affects a society He introduces us to a world where a computer virus is altering peoples minds and where they have no control over themselves He vividly describes how Hiro the protagonist must fight the virus to save the future of the world Technology is expanding everyday Our society has grown and expanded and has become extremely powerful because of new technologies People are learning how to use computers in place of their tasks The Internet is a prime example is of expanding technology One can obtain yesterdays and todays news listen to music talk to a friend over seas view pornography and countless other things in the privacy of ones home via the Internet There is no way to really regulate what is on the Internet Essentially the government has no place on the Internet This world is free of from laws As society moves closer to advanced technology the government becomes removed There is no way for them to regulate societys actions once everything is computer based In Snow Crash Stephenson creates the Metaverse In this society no laws exist Hiro the Protagonist is the narrator of the novel As Hiro tells the story there is no form of government anymore The government has long been over and has been replaced by individual corporations with their own sets of rules There were many corporations Mr Lees Greater Hong Kong being one of them where one could be a citizen and apply for a passport Mr Lee owned franchises in Hong Kong and people needed a passport in order to get into Greater Hong Kong p99 Information was vital to these corporations Mr Lees Greater Hong Kong asked people to share information with them if the person decided to join the corporation and become partners p99 Hiro worked for the CIC Central Intelligence Agency where he got interesting information-gossip videotape audiotape
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