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The Omega Upgrade - A Short Story

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  5 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Elaine's son Peter has been after her to upgrade her connection to the web, but she wants nothing to do with the new-fangled device, an implant that will allow her access to the mindweb--whatever that is--using something called an Omega Upgrade. A chance encounter at a fruit stand with a purple-haired girl gives Elaine a scary glimpse of this new technology. What happens l ...more
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Published April 7th 2011 by ComplexitySimplified
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Mar 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really like short stories when they are done well. This one is very well crafted. It was a weekend freebie for kindle download that I saw on Google+. Larter is in my Science On-line Conference circle and I just happened to see her post.

The story revolves around an older person's view of changing technology. This is something I can relate to as a geezer geek. The feeling that we shouldn't have to accept all these new fangled devices and networks, but just use what we think is good enough is a f
Mar 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a very nice read.

The story is one of dislike or fear of technology compared to the wholesale adaptation of it.

I am not certain that the technology in the story is possible as soon as the story seems to indicate but some of the changes described are easy to see on the horizon.

A well crafted and written story that could be developed into a longer piece.
Irma Walter
Aug 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Nicely done short story on how the life of a woman is turned around when she joined her kids in some new mind technology.
Just the idea of implanting nano-technology into your brain... What a twist.
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Raima Larter is a writer and scientist based in the metropolitan Washington DC region. A former college professor and government scientist, she is the author of numerous short stories, and two novels. Her first novel, "Fearless," was published by New Meridian Arts Press in February, 2019. Her second novel, "Belle o' the Waters" was published by Mascot Books in April, 2019. She has published over a ...more

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