Friday, October 18, 2019

Close Enough for Jazz, by John Chu


(SF Drama) Emily and Hock developed technology to make arbitrary body modifications, but he insists on promoting it to rich guys who want athletic physiques. (6,180 words; Time: 20m)

"Close Enough for Jazz," by (edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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Review: 2019.557 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: The description of how Emily struggles to get investors for her vision for the technology doesn’t sound too far off base. I’ve worked for start-ups in my time and met some of the venture capitalists. It really is all about getting a quick payoff.

Con: How does no one see the applications of this for weight reduction, face lifts, knee repair, and spinal repairs? These are all things that older people already spend fortunes on. All the other applications discussed are small potatoes by comparison. Any VC would pour money into something like this and wouldn’t care if the founder were male, female, black, white, or a one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater.

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