REVIEW: “Face Changing” by Jiang Bo

Review of Jiang Bo, “Face Changing”, Clarkesworld Issue 177, June (2021): Read Online. Reviewed by Myra Naik.

A quite unique tale about identity in the future. A future where everyone and everything is constantly online. We’re all on the internet and the internet is within us.

A world where Big Brother-esque technological advancement and big data is used to predict behavior in some sort of data based Minority Report, lightly touching on free will vs determinism.

Comprehensive yet flawed algorithms that, while perfect for machines and an idealistic world, can still be fooled by a human being who is intelligent enough and desperate enough.

A fast paced, exciting tale.