The Last Days of the P...
Larry Niven
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The Last Days of the Permanent Floating Riot Club

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In a future when people commonly use teleportation to travel instantly to any point in the world, a sale at a department store might draw bargain hunters from all over the planet ... followed by reporters, pickpockets, political activists looking for a crowd, and anyone who think it might be fun to show up to a riot.
Kindle Edition, 16 pages
Published (first published September 25th 2003)
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Richard Holliday
Someone reminded me of this today, I'd read it in a Niven short story collection years ago. He basically predicted the concept of a flash mob, though ours happen without teleportation and for generally silly reasons.
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Laurence van Cott Niven's best known work is Ringworld (Ringworld, #1) (1970), which received the Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards. His work is primarily hard science fiction, using big science concepts and theoretical physics. The creation of thoroughly worked-out alien species, which are very different from humans both physically and mentally, is recognized as one of Niven's main strengths...more
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