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 features astound her makers—and they don’t even be aware of the 10th of it.
yet what’s the aim of this wonderful production? Is it a entrance for anything even darker and extra robust than the NSA? A bid to create a trillion-dollar industry via changing into “The UberX of Sex”? Or a reckless scan which could spawn the electronic an identical of a middle-school suggest woman with sufficient air of mystery, airborne dirt and 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 healing melanoma, deliver again Seinfeld, then commence a nuclear battle. 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 effect her.
After On achieves the literary singularity—fusing speculative satire and surprising 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 remarkable, but while all too plausible. it can prove this fashion. No, particularly, it might probably! besides After On’s diabolically inventive plot, there are crazy-plausible net startups, scrumptious parodies of social media, and an incredibly convincing idea 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. in simple terms the professor can be 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 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 occasions bestselling writer of Wool
“After On makes sense, hilarious, and correctly cynical approximately our hooked up global. the tale unfolds in spectacular and fiendish methods, and whereas you’re guffawing you’ll examine 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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