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 recognize the 10th of it.
yet what’s the aim of this gorgeous production? Is it a entrance for anything even darker and extra strong than the NSA? A bid to create a trillion-dollar industry by way of turning into “The UberX of Sex”? Or a reckless test which can spawn the electronic an identical of a middle-school suggest woman with sufficient aura, airborne dirt and dust, and crafty to bend the full planet to her will?
Phluttr has it in her to develop into the best gossip, flirt, or matchmaker in heritage. Or she might treatment melanoma, deliver again Seinfeld, then commence a nuclear struggle. no matter what she does, it’s lower than us. yet a motley band of Silicon Valley marketers, enterprise capitalists, and engineers may be able to impact her.
After On achieves the literary singularity—fusing speculative satire and staggering truth 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 brilliant, but even as all too plausible. it may well prove this manner. No, rather, it can! in addition to After On’s diabolically inventive 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 type in approximately each significant factor haunting not just the tech yet society itself. simply 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 technological know-how fiction; he writes destiny heritage. After On is the simplest account I’ve learn of ways 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 attached global. the tale unfolds in stunning and fiendish methods, and whereas you’re giggling you’ll study 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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