Cody Wilson, a self-described crypto-anarchist and rogue thinker, combines the controversial yet thrilling story of the production of the first ever 3-D printable gun with a startling philosophical manifesto that gets to the heart of the 21st-century debate over the freedom of information and ideas.
Reminiscent of the classic Steal This Book by Abbie Hoffman, Cody Wilson has written a unique, critical, and philosophical guide through the digital revolution. Deflecting interference from the State Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the story of Defense Distributed - where Wilson's employees work against all odds to defend liberty and the right to access arms through the production of 3-D printed firearms - takes us across continents, into dusty warehouses and high-rise condominiums, through television studios, to the Texas desert, and beyond.
Harkening to both Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and The Anarchist Cookbook, Come and Take It follows a group of digital radicals as they navigate political subterfuge to create a technological miracle against all odds. Combining elements of a modern-day thriller with a fascinating philosophical treatise, Wilson paints a scathing and timely portrait of an ideologically polarized America and his own struggle in the fight for liberty.
©2016 Cody Wilson. All rights reserved. (P)2016 Simon & Schuster
I was super exited to listen to this book. I am a fan of the author and his work, and I was really looking forward to the content of the book.
If I had to break down the contents of this book I would do so as follows:
80% worthless, pointless descriptions of events, places and things that had nothing to do with anything.
15% a summary and explanation of events you probably already know about and could easily learn by watching online interviews of him
5% actually interesting new stuff you didn't know about or was interesting
Very disappointed. Cody should have listened to his publisher and done a manifesto instead. As this currently stands I won't read it ever again or recommend it.
I'm a fan of the concept and realization of 3D gun printing. More than happy to buy the book. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but not 75% fluff and whimsy. How many times can he describe the heat and the weather, when I want to hear about the politics & revolution of 3D gun printing? I've seen him in interviews- were it not for that I'd deduce from the book, that he's a pretentious little....
Not have published it
He did the best he could with what he had
sadness. It was terrible
Interested in keeping it interesting, leadership, theology and business.
It was a good story. I think he was going for an "elegantly written" book, but instead he came off as pretentious and pseudo-intellectual with all of the overly descriptive narrative. This surprised me because he is an intellectual and I haven't ever thought of him as pretentious in all of he interviews that I have seen of him.
Either way, love what he is doing with 3D guns and bit coin. He was the first to introduce me to he "post political" concept.
Would buy it again.
An entertaining look at the events and characters that have shaped the mindset of Cody Wilson.
it was a great story of how the liberator was made. Cody does a great job explaining why he made the gun and the importance of it's continued research and proliferation. It is a good step to the nullification of gun control laws.
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