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Information Obsession

One of the things I found most interesting about Snow Crash was its treatment of information. Clearly in this world information, or "intel" abounds. The desire for information takes precedence over privacy, as exemplified by Hiro's experience with the Mob, described at the very beginning of the novel, "he's in their database now...retinal patterns, DNA, void graph fingerprints, foot prints, palm prints, wrist prints, every fucking part of the body that had wrinkles on it and digitized it into their computer" (6).

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