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

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Miranda Summary

Miranda always wanted to become an interactive actor (known as a "ractor" in the novel). She saves all her money until she can finally afford a full "Jodie": a high-end grid of microscopic sensors implanted all over the body. Miranda goes through the sixteen hours of torture required by the full-body, tattoo-like process. A few days later, she quits her job as a maid and goes directly to the theater district of Shanghai. She meets with Fred Epidermis, an interactive movie director who seems impressed with her many physical and acting qualities. He runs a few tests on her by modeling her character through a computer and trying out different ractors scenarios. He gives her a few lines to improvise on. Following that audition, he hires her. He assigns her to a dormitory and tells her that his commission rate is eighty percent...

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