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Compare technology in the future society that Kurt Vonnegut imagined in 1952 to today's technology.

If Paul Proteus had played by the society's rules and continued to be promoted, could he have ultimately done more good from inside the high ranks of the company?

If the computer system could be improved so that everyone's talents were measured truly and accurately, would the society portrayed in the novel be acceptable? Why or why not?

What do you think the consequences of the Ghost Shirt Society rebellion will be?

Why does Lasher think it is important to rebel "for the record," even though he knows that he won't succeed? Do you agree or disagree with his position?

Why would well-paid, respected engineers like Paul and Finnerty become dissatisfied with their lives?

Explain the significance of the title Player Piano.

In what ways is the class system in...

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