By Rob Reid
Meet Phluttr—a diabolically addictive new social community and a villainess, heroine, enemy, and/or bestie to thousands. Phluttr has ingested each truth and message ever despatched to, from, and approximately her innumerable clients. Her services astound her makers—and they don’t even be aware of the 10th of it.
yet what’s the aim of this lovely construction? Is it a entrance for whatever even darker and extra robust than the NSA? A bid to create a trillion-dollar industry through turning into “The UberX of Sex”? Or a reckless test which could spawn the electronic identical of a middle-school suggest lady with sufficient air of secrecy, dust, and crafty to bend the whole planet to her will?
Phluttr has it in her to turn into the best gossip, flirt, or matchmaker in heritage. Or she might medication melanoma, carry again Seinfeld, then commence a nuclear warfare. no matter what she does, it’s lower than us. yet a motley band of Silicon Valley marketers, enterprise capitalists, and engineers could possibly impression her.
After On achieves the literary singularity—fusing speculative satire and marvelous fact right into a sharp-witted, ferociously plausible, IMAX-wide view of our electronic age.
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“Enter a near-future Silicon Valley that's hilariously, creepily, mind-bogglingly impressive, but even as all too plausible. it may well prove this fashion. No, fairly, it could! in addition to After On’s diabolically inventive plot, there are crazy-plausible net startups, scrumptious parodies of social media, and an incredibly convincing thought of human consciousness.”—Chris Anderson, head of TED
“Reading After On is like attending a grasp category in approximately each significant factor haunting not just the tech yet society itself. merely the professor is usually a stand-up comedian with an ideal ear for the foibles of Silicon Valley’s so much sacred cows. half AI mystery, half arch social observation, and half rollicking farce, After On will go away you smarter approximately as regards to every thing the human species must paintings on if we’re going to survive our personal creations—and our obsessions with them.”—John Battelle, co-founder, NewCo, Federated Media, and Wired
“The destiny is already here—it’s only for those that learn Reid!”—Steve Jurvetson, enterprise capitalist, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
“Rob Reid doesn’t write technology fiction; he writes destiny historical past. After On is the easiest account I’ve learn of the way superintelligence will arrive and what it is going to suggest for we all. Hilarious, scary, plausible, and marvelously constructed—After On has it all.”—Hugh Howey, New York instances bestselling writer of Wool
“After On makes sense, hilarious, and correctly cynical approximately our hooked up international. the tale unfolds in staggering and fiendish methods, and whereas you’re giggling you’ll study adequate to confound a wily MBA, control a board of administrators, and even perhaps outfox a superintelligence.”—Ken Fisher, founder and editor in leader, Ars Technica
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