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What do clouds symbolize in the novel Feed by M.T. Anderson?

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In the dystopian world presented by M.T. Anderson in Feed, people are consumers first, and human beings a poor second. Nothing is natural in this society; everything had been turned into a commodity to be bought, sold, and consumed. Environmental disasters are all too frequent as no one really cares for the natural world; it's simply not in the best interests of the corporations in charge. Everything in this society is trademarked, whether it's School™ or Clouds™. What was once valued for itself has been replaced by an artificial copy that can more effectively be controlled by the powers-that-be.

In this society, the corporations exploit nature for their own gain. This engenders a mindset among citizens in which the environment isn't valued for its own...

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