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Can someone identify this?

Eitan_Zohar
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2/24/2013 1:13:02 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Can anyone identify this book?: It is science fiction and set, I think, a few hundred years in the future, where humans have nanotechnology and can control the environment around them (get rid of dust in their vicinity; don't have to go to the bathroom, etc). I've only read a small portion of it, but a character recalls a kind of trial that people go through at a certain age when they spend a winter out in the wilderness (living in log cabins), without the luxury of nanotechnology. However, a fire destroys the log cabins, and they have to survive until spring arrives, fighting off a bear at one point. That isn't the plot, though, just a little subplot in a flashback. Does anyone recall anything like this?
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sadolite
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2/24/2013 4:34:08 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Take away the nanotechnology and it sounds like life used to be 200 years ago.
Beware of the people who are in your circle but are not in your corner.

And with the stroke of a pen people 18 to 21 who own a gun became criminals and public enemy #1 having committed no crime and having said nothing. Just like the Jews in Germany during WW2. Must be a weird feeling.

When I hear people crying and whining about their first world problems I think about the universe with everything in it and people in wheelchairs and all of their problems go away.
Eitan_Zohar
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2/24/2013 10:06:44 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 2/24/2013 4:34:08 PM, sadolite wrote:
Take away the nanotechnology and it sounds like life used to be 200 years ago.

It was a trial. They live in an advanced world.
"It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book."