北京折叠 characters ô 0 ✓ Peking in der Zukunft Um den knapp bemessenen Raum möglichst effizient zu nutzen wurde die Stadt in drei Sektoren unterteilt die sich mittels einer raffinierten Konstruktion platzsparend drehen in der Erde versenken und zusammenfalten lassen Nach einem strengen Plan wird immer nur ein Sektor entfaltet damit die Menschen Zusammenfalten lassen Nach einem strengen Plan wird immer nur ein Sektor entfaltet damit die Menschen darin ihren Tätigkeiten nachgehen können Ein Kontakt über die Sektorengrenzen hinweg ist untersagtLao Dao Arbeiter. I have been reading the brilliant Kai Fung Lee A Taiwanese born US educated Beijing based venture capitalist Lee led Google China as its first President He is also author of 'AI Superpowers' a highly recommended book on the AI big picture Here in this book is where he refers to 'Folding Beijing' a sci fi story that illustrates the ill effects of AI where its men not machines that go rogue Thus piued I go in search of this book also a winner of the Hugo prize And because it's a novella a uick read I read it while I am still in the midst of 'AI Superpowers'Folding Beijing is the story of a man moving between three Spaces in the city of Beijing First Space has 5 million residents in posh houses Second Space has 20 million residents in crowded houses while the hero's world Third Space has 50 million people cooped up in the same space The worlds rotate everyday two worlds fold up to night while the third has day But unlike todays days and nights time is Money here for the residents of Folding Beijing So First Space gets the longest day after which Matrix like the residents go to sleep in their cocoons then Second Space has a shorter day and finally Third Space has 8 hours of the day You can see these different worlds all over the globe spread geographically or even juxtaposed within feet of each other in cities like Mumbai where I live But here there is the added metric of time where the rich gets time and the poor are put to sleep for longer and longer Its like the world is on time share and how much you earn determines how much time you get What also struck me though was the hierarchy of workers with waste cleaners being the most plentiful and the lowest of the low Which makes this story set in China a mirror of today's India where the lowest castes are the waste cleaners and often still occupy the same position that the hero in the Folding Beijing occupiesThere were inconsistencies in the story For one where the hero gets transfixed by the sunrise and the beauty of the sky in the first world I could imagine him gawking at the buildings and the gardens But if the city is turning around doesn't he have access to the sky even in the third world Or is his world underground Why then is it described as folding up and turning around on its axis every so many hours I am sorry I feel I'm griping here but the novel hasn't given me a visual of the landscapeNo great descriptions or characters Overall I would say its a well intentioned story meant to highlight ineuality And a uick read
Hao Jingfang Ô 0 Summary
In einer Müllentsorgungsanlage im Dritten Sektor übernimmt einen abenteuerlichen Botengang in die abgeschirmte Erste Zone – und entdeckt ein düsteres Geheimnis hinter den faltbaren Mauern dieser schönen neuen Welt. Interesting very interesting I really can’t recommend this enough It’s a compelling mix of economics physics and politics smoothly delivered through the everyday life of an ordinary man The imagery is uite strong Just by describing the lights the sun and the sky you can feel the differences very deeply It left me with a thirst for As if it's just a draft for something bigger longer and developped It definitely has the potential I would gladly sit for a longer read
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北京折叠Peking in der Zukunft Um den knapp bemessenen Raum möglichst effizient zu nutzen wurde die Stadt in drei Sektoren unterteilt die sich mittels einer raffinierten Konstruktion platzsparend drehen in der Erde versenken und.