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The Diamond Age, or, Young Lady's Illustrated Primer Setting & Symbolism

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Matter Compilers (M.C.)

Matter Compilers are machines that assemble goods from molecule widgets provided by the Feed. They are usually boxes of different size, shape, and power that produce consumable goods through rearranging molecule widgets. These widgets are carried to the M.C. by a physical line called the Feed. Matter compilers are everywhere; there are public compilers, providing free low quality food and consumables in public places.

Thete

The Greek word "thete" is used to refer to a tribeless individual. Thetes populate the Leased Territories.

Atlantis/Shanghai

Atlantis/Shanghai is the name of the main artificial island located in the South China Sea, near Shanghai. It is the Victorians' enclave where Lord Finkle-McGraw and the Hackworth family reside.

Imperial Tectonics Limited

Imperial Tectonics Limited is the company that oversees most of the real estate in and around the artificial island of Atlantis/Shanghai.

Machine-Phase Systems Limited

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