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Source: Snow Crash, Page: 368

"In that case, you are in possession of some very valuable intel," Uncle Enzo says. He reaches into his pocket and pulls out a hypercard and hands it toward Hiro. It says:


Hiro reaches out and takes the card.
Somewhere on earth, two computers swap bursts of electronic noise and the money gets transferred from the Mafi's account to Hiro's.

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This is one of the most powerful fundamentals of virtual environment based work. The guts of any action are hidden away. You get the visuals, the tactiles, the smells and sounds. How an action actually works is done in the background. To let someone have data, you just give it to them; if you desire a copy, you make one first.

As its a 3D environment, you literally just have to pick a file up, hold it, then hand it to the avatar of a colleague. That's it, your computer automatically transfers the file to their computer, behind the scenes. Every aspect of work is utterly intuitive, and no time is wasted on the how-to-do, you just do.

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About the Book 'Snow Crash'
By Neal Stephenson
Produced By Bantam Spectra

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