Working longer and longer hours? Home life disappearing? No time for family and friends? Has it ever made you wonder, what it would be like if you lived at work? In short, if your JOB became your LIFE? One possible scenario is depicted in this futuristic murder mystery; an apocalyptic vision set in the capital of California, in the early decades of the 21st century. Crime and economic unrest have followed a massive taxpayer revolt, with the result that the streets are completely unsafe. Fearful citizens choose to literally live at work, where they can be protected. Civil liberties have been abandoned, as the bookas protagonists struggle to create a massive database known as aThe BEAST, a consolidating all known data about ordinary individuals. The work force is divided into alifersa (who live in their office buildings) and atempsa (who struggle to maintain their life outside work). Many current trends are extrapolated, allowing us to witness the possible result of increasing social/economic stratification of the workforce, discrimination against women and parents, and attacks on civil liberties, as well as the future of computers, the role of government, and the attempt to preserve beauty in a technological world run amok.Itwas locked!! The doors must have been programmed to allow meto enter thefloor, but not to leave. Looking back, Isaw DeFalco run out onto the walkway, and see me, causing him to sprint inmy direction. I could see that he was still carrying the small ... to take advantage of the small lead that Ihad. Then the remembered the special code that Dougie had showed me (tapping the rhythm of , aShave and aanbsp;...
|Title||:||Work, Death, & Taxes|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2000-03-24|