At the moment he knew he was dying. An instant later he knew that he was quickly, commonly, messily, painlessly dead.Uh…not so fast.
arquitectura oriental domina o mundo
chineses potência espacial desde Marte em 97
então entraste? isso é a pior coisa toda a gente a perguntar então entraste ? caralho acho que tem um carro novo agora
também o carro tá todo coiso
acho que vou ver os ballet rose (soap opera)
um gajo esfalfa-se e diz quem tu?
o diálogo na realidade destoa do diálogo literário
mais conciso mais compreensível etc.....
escrita marciana em pedra mas marcianos estão out
herói diz que vem de plantação de borracha no amazonas para se inserir em 2110 com falsa identidade e ninguém questiona o gajo
Thomas wakes up in the year 2110 to discover that his mind has been rescued and brought forward into the future where it has been given a new body. The operation was part of a marketing campaign for a company called the Rex Corporation that specializes in reincarnation and life extension procedures.
However, the day after Thomas awakes he learns that the CEO of the company has elected not to proceed with the advertising and that Thomas is free to go. Thomas leaves the hospital and finds himself strolling around New York in the year 2110.
What Thomas finds, and what the rest of the short novel explores, is a society that has proven the existence of life after death. In addition, science has evolved to the point where life can be extended almost indefinitely through the use of body-replacement and similar procedures…but, of course, only for those with the money to pay for the procedure. As one character explains to Thomas,
We got this high-tension energy web. When the body dies, that web should be able to go on existing, like a butterfly coming out of the cocoon. Death is simply the process that hatches the mind from the body. But it doesn't work that way because of the death trauma...Dying is a tremendous psychic shock, and most of the time the energy web gets disrupted, ripped all to hell. It can't pull itself together, it dissipates, and you're completely dead.It is then explained to Thomas that, through a combination of science application and eastern philosophies such as yoga, the energy web can be strengthened to the point that it survives the death trauma.