Lesson 1 (from Part the First: A Thete Visits a Mod Parlor | Source Victoria | Financial Complications of Bud's Lifestyle)
Part the First: A Thete Visits a Mod Parlor | Source Victoria | Financial Complications of Bud's Lifestyle
The first three chapters offer a great deal of background information about the futuristic world of "The Diamond Age": nanotechnology; magical storybooks; a world with no countries; a filtering information system known as the Feed; artificial body modifications; and credit cards implanted under the skin. In fact, the novel is called "The Diamond Age" because diamond is cheaper to produce than glass. Today's lesson examines some amazing features of this future world and how the author uses these features to draw readers into the story.
1) Class Discussion: What are some of the amazing features of the future world of "The Diamond Age?" Why is the novel called "The Diamond Age?"
2) Small Group Discussion: How is the character, Bud, used to highlight some of this future world's technology, both good...
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