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The Diamond Age, or, Young Lady's Illustrated Primer - Source Victoria Summary & Analysis

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Source Victoria Summary

Source Victoria is a building hosting a molecular disassembly line. The construction filters the dirty sea water and polluted air. The Source then returns clean water and air, as well as a stream of recycled molecules. The water and air are filtered by cascading through a series of walls and tanks. By the end of the process, the Source feeds molecular conveyors—known as the Feed—with perfectly clean molecules of nitrogen and water.

Source Victoria Analysis

This chapter explains that the environment is maintained and sanitized by huge structures located on the artificial islands. The machine's mechanisms transform the molecular structure of the air and water and return both products to a state of purity. It uses the residual molecules to feed its network of raw molecular material. The reader also learns that diamond is cheaper to produce...

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