By Rob Reid
Meet Phluttr—a diabolically addictive new social community and a villainess, heroine, enemy, and/or bestie to hundreds of 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 lovely production? Is it a entrance for whatever even darker and extra robust than the NSA? A bid to create a trillion-dollar marketplace through changing into “The UberX of Sex”? Or a reckless test that may spawn the electronic identical of a middle-school suggest lady with adequate air of mystery, dust, and crafty to bend the whole planet to her will?
Phluttr has it in her to develop into the best gossip, flirt, or matchmaker in heritage. Or she may perhaps treatment melanoma, carry again Seinfeld, then begin a nuclear conflict. 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 amazing fact right into a sharp-witted, ferociously plausible, IMAX-wide view of our electronic age.
Advance compliment for After On
“Enter a near-future Silicon Valley that's hilariously, creepily, mind-bogglingly superb, but even as all too plausible. it could possibly prove this manner. No, rather, it may! besides After On’s diabolically inventive plot, there are crazy-plausible internet startups, scrumptious parodies of social media, and an incredibly convincing conception 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. merely the professor can also be a stand-up comedian with an ideal ear for the foibles of Silicon Valley’s such a lot sacred cows. half AI mystery, half arch social statement, and half rollicking farce, After On will go away you smarter approximately with reference to 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 background. 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 occasions bestselling writer of Wool
“After On is sensible, hilarious, and correctly cynical approximately our attached global. the tale unfolds in remarkable and fiendish methods, and whereas you’re guffawing you’ll research adequate 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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