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Ready Player One

Ready Player One

by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One Chapter 29 Summary

How It All Goes Down

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  • The world hasn't changed much since Wade has last been outside: still lots of filth and poverty.
  • Wade is put into a gray jumpsuit with gray plastic shoes, and frisked for hidden devices. Everything is gray and monochrome and depressing and awful and, well you get the picture.
  • IOI administers a skills test to see what job would be perfect for Wade to work off his massive debt. The answer: OASIS Technical Support Representative II.
  • Snooze.
  • He's tagged like an animal, and led to his habitation unit, a capsule with a padded foam floor straight out of William Gibson's Neuromancer
  • It's equipped with a TV, but it only plays IOI propaganda shows. 
  • Wade struggles to get to sleep, wondering if Art3mis is missing him while he's away.

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