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 recognize 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 marketplace by means of changing into “The UberX of Sex”? Or a reckless scan which may spawn the electronic an identical of a middle-school suggest woman with adequate air of secrecy, dust, and crafty to bend the complete planet to her will?
Phluttr has it in her to develop into the best gossip, flirt, or matchmaker in heritage. Or she may well healing melanoma, convey again Seinfeld, then begin a nuclear struggle. no matter what she does, it’s less than us. yet a motley band of Silicon Valley marketers, enterprise capitalists, and engineers could possibly impact her.
After On achieves the literary singularity—fusing speculative satire and magnificent 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 fabulous, but while all too plausible. it may possibly end up this fashion. No, fairly, it could possibly! in addition to After On’s diabolically inventive plot, there are crazy-plausible net startups, scrumptious parodies of social media, and a shockingly convincing idea 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. purely 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 remark, 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 historical past. 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 is sensible, hilarious, and correctly cynical approximately our hooked up global. the tale unfolds in extraordinary 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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After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley by Rob Reid