QualityLand

Published Sept. 22, 2017 by Ullstein Verlag GmbH.

ISBN:
978-3-550-05023-7
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4 stars (36 reviews)

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reviewed QualityLand by Marc-Uwe Kling

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3 stars

Jako nastup hodne hustej. Rozsekalo me to nekolikrat slusne. Satira spolecnosti, kde big corp otevrene kupci s uzivateli a kazdej ma ve spolecnosti hodnotu od jedne do sta (kde jedna ani sto nikdo nema, aby slapal jeste vys nebo se necitil jako luzr, i kdyz vsichni pod 10 sou luzri tak jako tak, teda pardon oficialne "nymandi"). Po case trosku monotonni. Porad nektery napady fakt pecka. Ale mam takovej pocit, ze to zrovna neni nadcasova bomba. Fajn odpocinkovy cteni, clovek se docela zasmeje, vic tam ale imo neni.

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4 stars

If you want to write a proper scathing critique of today's world you have to be a cynic, humorist or a SF writer with a taste for dystopias. Good thing Marc-Uwe is all four.

In a world where algorithms dictate everything (correctly or not) there exists a country that with advice of PR firm decided to do complete image change. So it let silicon valey, or its equivalent take over everything and change its name to Qualityland to avoid all of its historical responsibility. Of course everything is the BEST in Qualityland, with all caps and don't you forget that, there is fine if you do.
I approve of this approach, by keeping the location of the story ambiguous you understand that it might be your home in 50+ years, so pay attention.

Anyway, back to the story. We follow our dear average Joe Peter Jobless who is facing bad …

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4 stars

QualityLand is an important satire that explains all the problems with Facebook, Google and alike in a really interesting way. It basically says: what happens if all those algorithms and business tactics are the most important thing in a not so distant future world. If you want to explain some friends why Facebook and Google need to be limited in their powers, you just might give them this book. They will learn a lot and laugh a bit, too.

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