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|Read Pdf ⛓ QualityLand ⚡ Willkommen in QualityLand In der Zukunft l uft alles rund Arbeit, Freizeit und Beziehungen sind von Algorithmen optimiert QualityPartner wei , wer am besten zu dir passt Das selbstfahrende Auto wei , wo du hinwillst Und wer bei TheShop angemeldet ist, bekommt alle Produkte, die er bewusst oder unbewusst haben will, automatisch zugeschickt, ganz ohne sie bestellen zu m ssen Superpraktisch Kein Mensch ist mehr gezwungen, schwierige Entscheidungen zu treffen denn in QualityLand lautet die Antwort auf alle Fragen o k Trotzdem beschleicht den Maschinenverschrotter Peter immer mehr das Gef hl, dass mit seinem Leben etwas nicht stimmt Wenn das System wirklich so perfekt ist, warum gibt es dann Drohnen, die an Flugangst leiden, oder Kampfroboter mit posttraumatischer Belastungsst rung Warum werden die Maschinen immer menschlicher, aber die Menschen immer maschineller Marc Uwe Kling hat die Verhei ungen und das Unbehagen der digitalen Gegenwart zu einer verbl ffenden Zukunftssatire verdichtet, die lange nachwirkt Vision r, hintergr ndig und so komisch wie die K nguru Trilogie Qualityland is unique and genre bending, described as The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy meets 1984 It is entertaining, exciting, and a quick read with short chapters, which I LOVE I ve also downloaded the audio to listen to in the future because I previewed the narrator, and I think it s going evenexciting in that format I received a complimentary copy from the publisher.Many of my reviews can also be found on instagram www.instagram.com tarheelreader Qualityland is unique and genre bending, described as The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy meets 1984 It is entertaining, exciting, and a quick read with short chapters, which I LOVE I ve also downloaded the audio to listen to in the future because I previewed the narrator, and I think it s going evenexciting in that format I received a complimentary copy from the publisher.Many of my reviews can also be found on instagram www.instagram.com tarheelreader MY FAVORITE BOOK OF 2019Do you know why it s called the net Because we re caught in it That s a paraphrase of a quote from Qualityland, the best book I ve read this year It s one of my all time favorites, and while relationships with books change over time just like relationships with people do, I think this one s going to last my lifetime It s a remarkable dystopian satire and I love it so much that upon finishing it, I immediately turned back to page one and read it a second time For da MY FAVORITE BOOK OF 2019Do you know why it s called the net Because we re caught in it That s a paraphrase of a quote from Qualityland, the best book I ve read this year It s one of my all time favorites, and while relationships with books change over time just like relationships with people do, I think this one s going to last my lifetime It s a remarkable dystopian satire and I love it so much that upon finishing it, I immediately turned back to page one and read it a second time For days after that no other book would do I ve never had a hard time reviewing but I ve struggled for almost two weeks to review it this is around version 12.0 because I have so much to say and no matter what I write it seems inadequate This book is phenomenal, extraordinary, fantastic every superlative, which is apt because in Qualityland only superlatives are permitted in reviews.This is a world in which tech reigns, the news is delivered tailored for each person available with and without special offers , people are sorted into levels and their rank can go up or down, algorithms are infallible In Qualityland for the first time an android is running for president his opponent is a wealthy reality star And everything you get comes from TheShop All of it There s no ordering because TheShop s algorithms already know what you want You pay with a kiss to your Qualitypad and upon delivery the drone automatically takes unboxing video because people love them You have to rate the drone and off it goes Qualityland has been compared to Vonnegut Kling s favorite author and to Douglas Adams by the publisher Asimov laid the Foundation for it and it brings to mind Arthur C Clarke Inside its pages you ll encounter Isaac Asimov as well as Alan Turing, Bertrand Russell and The German Code along with Jennifer Aniston and Beetlejuice Of course there s Echoes of Bezos, Gates, Tim Apple I meant to type that , Zuckerberg, you get the idea It stands with 1984 and Brave New World but Kling lets us know precisely how far in the future it takes place It also brought to my inferior human mind, among others, The Wizard of Oz and Monty Python While reading it Always Look on the Bright Side of Life would pop into my head, it s that kind of satire too and that s mandatory for some in Qualityland There s a plot, very memorable characters the most memorable ever interrupted every so often by fake news with embedded advertising or are they adverts with embedded fake news Kling uses sly ways of stopping the action to slip in exposition so his characters aren t burdened with it, a smart and entertaining choice.And there s a pink vibrator shaped like a dolphin The pink vibrator shaped like a dolphin has been delivered by TheShop to Peter You don t order from The Shop, their algorithms know what you want and send it to you automatically by drone And TheShop s algorithms are never wrong But Peter doesn t want the pink dolphin vibrator and hilarity ensues as he attempts first to get customer service you ll love it , then get some publicity and ultimately comes the quest, on which he s accompanied by a terrific ragtag group as he attempts to track down the man who runs TheShop, Henryk Engineer.There s also the upcoming election, in which a very wealthy reality star is running against the first android to run for president And via the son of the wealthy reality star, we get a glimpse into a marriage and home life in the upper levels Everyone in those ranks has the standard nanny robot who every night automatically compiles a highlight reel of the child ren s day for parents to watch.There s a sex android with erectile dysfunction, a drone that has fear of flying and other charming broken machines meant to be destroyed We meet professional commenter Melissa Sex Worker because last names are gone men have the last name of their father s job and women their mother s, so Kling gives us Peter Jobless, Conrad Cook, Christina Cat Sitter and Oliver House Husband There are snarky driverless cars that automatically pick up people based on level and a hilarious exchange between Peter and a car thatI m not saying In Qualityland history has been rewritten and novels too But people still watch Jennifer Aniston movies, Sex and the City, individualized versions of Game of Thrones and the sixteenth set of remakes of Star Wars Qualityland is a book that has a lot to say, relevant, profound, frightening Kling s genius is that this book is so funny the funniest Qualityland is easier to take than most dystopias Not all of it is played for laughs but most is Kling knows NDAs aren t funny to many of us and unboxing videos are so annoying and that s precisely why they re included At times, unexpectedly, you ll come upon something sad, something that doesn t take up much space in the book but may in your head, such as Freedom is not forbidden, it s just temporarily out of stock Qualityland is a marvel My mind is still blown There s Proust s madeleine, the billboard and green light in Gatsby, Anna s scarf, Harry s scar, all of them iconic symbols in literature And now a pink vibrator shaped like a dolphin Welcome to my review of QualityLand This state of the art piece of infotainment is brought to you courtesy of, everyone s favourite online retailer Why don t you download the latest Kindle bestseller now before your Facebook friends reveal all the spoilers I m sure you ve already heard about QualityLand, the novel everyone is talking about, but let me tell you about it again QualityLand is the best, richest, most powerful country in the world It is formally illegal to refer to Qual Welcome to my review of QualityLand This state of the art piece of infotainment is brought to you courtesy of, everyone s favourite online retailer Why don t you download the latest Kindle bestseller now before your Facebook friends reveal all the spoilers I m sure you ve already heard about QualityLand, the novel everyone is talking about, but let me tell you about it again QualityLand is the best, richest, most powerful country in the world It is formally illegal to refer to QualityLand except in the superlative, and since this novel is all about QualityLand it follows that it is the newest, coolest, funniest, hippest, smartest dystopia ever written It is not Brave New World, it is Bravest Newest World It is not 1984, it is 19It is not We, it is Absolutely All Of Us It is not Life, the Universe and Everything, it is Life 4.0, the Multiverse and Even More It is not Cat s Cradle, it is the complete unabridged works of Kurteste Vonneguteste including extra bonus material Last but definitely not least, since this is a review of a book about QualityLand, I am only fulfilling my legal obligations when I inform you that it is also superlative and that it is the wittiest, most insightful and most brilliant review of all time It is no coincidence that Goodreads , everyone s favourite reviewing site, is showing it to you now It knows better than you what you want to read Yes, there has never been a book like this one and there has never been a review like mine Come to QualityLand, where the quality is Now please rate me.I have read this review and I wish to give it the full ten stars The algorithm is always right Machines don t make mistakes I can never decide if it s reassuring or alarming when algorithms are very wrong Last week, Twitter suggested I expand my timeline by following six subjects Richard Branson, Football, Manchester United, Premier League which is football , video games, and hip hop rap I have never had any interest in any kind of sport, and I ve no idea what prompted the others Of course, typing that list in a Google Doc on the cloud and then pasti The algorithm is always right Machines don t make mistakes I can never decide if it s reassuring or alarming when algorithms are very wrong Last week, Twitter suggested I expand my timeline by following six subjects Richard Branson, Football, Manchester United, Premier League which is football , video games, and hip hop rap I have never had any interest in any kind of sport, and I ve no idea what prompted the others Of course, typing that list in a Google Doc on the cloud and then pasting it into this GR review means I mlikely to see such prompts in future Will that mean the algorithms are wrong, or just learning as they should, albeit from dodgy data Update Exactly five weeks after ordering QualityLand from , and one day after reviewing it on GR which is owned by, I had an email from , suggesting I buy QualityLand The fun stuffThis is the most entertaining and enjoyable thing I ve read in a long time That s just as well because QualityLand is the wonderfullest country there isIt s amusing, but gradually exposes heavier and darker themes, while always remaining fun It s startlingly original, and yet it s crammed with references and homages some indirect, others overt to a huge number of books, films, and TV shows popular with sci fi fans and other geeks, including 1984 Brazil, Hitchhiker s, Monty Python, Star Wars, Black Mirror, Minority Report, and, weirdly, Jenifer Aniston movies Plus ideas such as Asimov s three laws of robotics, Moravec s Paradox, Malthusian crisis, trolley problem dilemmas, Jevons Paradox, and Moore s Law I ve listed a lot of them HERE They re fun to spot, but you don t need to know about any of them to enjoy the story It s set in a future dystopian utopia, where technology solves all problems and chance simply no longer exists because every want and need is anticipated and personalised to your precise preferences within the constraints of your level in the hierarchy and thus budget Your reading material, too a mashup of your favourite themes and characters, ending happily or sadly, as you like There s scope for a fan fic choose your own adventure version of this Image Drone delivery from TheShop Source Is it a book It s immediately obvious this is not a normal novel First, there s a technical note pointing out the book is not internet enabled and suggesting workarounds Then there are version notes , and a personal introduction for first time visitors to QualityLand The story starts, but the chapters are regularly interspersed with adverts, and news stories full of product placement and comments The regular travellers notes are like The Hitchhiker s Guide to QualityLand, in dead tree form.Explore the website, for a feel of the style and samples of content Google translate does a pretty good job What s the story Peter Jobless is a lowly guy who realises the emperor has no clothes He tries to return a comically inappropriate product TheShop s algorithms say he wants, and he insists he doesn t A long, complicated, frustrating, and funny quest He s a combination of Kafka s Josef K, Orwell s Winston Smith, and thus Terry Gilliam s Sam Lowry, with a dash of Douglas Adams Arthur Dent The other main plot is at the top of the tree a presidential election campaign between the first android candidate, John of Us, and Trumpian demagogue Conrad Cook The former supports universal basic income The latter is a cue for Kling to thrown in some culinary puns that briefly distract from Cook s rhetoric There s no one in the world less racist than me No one But that doesn t change the fact that these Mediterranean types are all lazy, negroes are all criminals, and Arabs are all terrorists There s a host of secondary characters, both AI and human The AIs, whether androids ornarrowly utilitarian machines, often havepersonality, and they add a lot of low level humour Pay attention to Calliope chief muse of poets in Greek mythology she is arguably who the story is really about Predestination in a digital world You rob me of the chance to change, because my past dictates what s available to me in the future Getting what you want as soon as you think of it, and being surrounded by like thinking people is not empowering You can t learn or develop if you live in an echo chamber and are starved of new information and ideas People simply become what the system believes them to be More fundamentally, when you re constantly fed personalised adverts, and the algorithms limit what you can choose from, free will is an illusion, OK OK Image I want a No button.Even the promised convenience is a poisoned chalice if chatbots save you talking to your friends, and sexbots mean you needn t bother having sex with your partner, what s left to live for And if the equilibrium in your relationship wavers, QualityPartner will suggest you immediately ditch your current partner for a better one with the option of giving them a voucher for finding a replacement, to soften the blow Quality not EqualityWhen the country rebranded, it was nearly called EqualityLand The E was dropped for marketing reasons everyone wants Quality products It would have been a huge lie anyway Feminism hasn t reached QualityLand, but worse, nominative determinism is very real a boy s surname is his father s job at the time of conception, and a girl has her mother s One woman goes to court to change hers from Refugee to Doctor Another is Sexworker, even though she isn t Conversely, Martyn Chairman s name entrenches his undeserved privilege There is a comically detailed pre sex contract the weirdest porno ever , but that s for legal protection, not because anyone cares about consent Quotes Every machine which is clever enough to pass the Turing test, could also be clever enough not to pass it Parliament being a kind of modern day monastery a place where the upper classes can get shot of their superfluous sons Not daughters It s not a feminist country Humans don t change as much as we used to, mainly because we re only surrounded by people who think exactly the same as us I don t believe there is a God Oh, says the old man But there will be It wasn t God which created humanity, but humanity which will create a God No proof only confirms the belief of all the conspiracy theorists Image Suspicion, xkcd 632 Source