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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 functions astound her makers—and they don’t even understand the 10th of it.
yet what’s the aim of this attractive production? 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 that may spawn the electronic identical of a middle-school suggest woman with adequate air of secrecy, airborne dirt and dust, and crafty to bend the total planet to her will?
Phluttr has it in her to turn into the best gossip, flirt, or matchmaker in historical past. Or she may possibly medication melanoma, deliver again Seinfeld, then commence a nuclear warfare. no matter what she does, it’s less than us. yet a motley band of Silicon Valley marketers, enterprise capitalists, and engineers could possibly effect her.
After On achieves the literary singularity—fusing speculative satire and fantastic 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 wonderful, but whilst all too plausible. it will possibly prove this manner. No, quite, it may well! in addition to After On’s diabolically creative plot, there are crazy-plausible net startups, scrumptious parodies of social media, and an incredibly convincing concept of human consciousness.”—Chris Anderson, head of TED
“Reading After On is like attending a grasp classification 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 depart you smarter approximately almost about every little 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 heritage. After On is the easiest account I’ve learn of ways superintelligence will arrive and what it's 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 attached international. the tale unfolds in stunning and fiendish methods, and whereas you’re giggling you’ll research sufficient to confound a wily MBA, manage a board of administrators, and even perhaps outfox a superintelligence.”—Ken Fisher, founder and editor in leader, Ars Technica
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