The Society Chapters 5 & 6 (Re-read)(No Spoilers)

Here are some of my notes from Chapters 5 & 6. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below, but please don’t post any spoilers for someone who might be reading along. I’ll make another post for spoilers.

Back to the present. I wish that I’d played to some kind of regret in having to kill the two enforcers in Piter’s territory and had that been why she didn’t kill the guard in Brennan’s territory. It feels like a missed opportunity.

I love the gleaming wall around Brennan’s territory. It’s meant to be a stark contrast to the rest of the city. Then we almost immediately hear about the cost of all of that progress. People killed, people disfigured– all in what we come to learn are industrial accidents.

It’s really easy for us to forget the costs that went into understanding things like electricity, radiation, and various chemical reactions. At all seems safe to us now because those things are understood, but often people got hurt or killed along the way to understanding those things enough to turn them into tools that we can use so casually.

If some sort of apocalyptic event happened, what technology would you set about trying to re-discover first? I think I’d shoot for electricity, but ideally someone else would still be around who has a much better understanding of stuff like Ohm’s law than I do.

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