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 features astound her makers—and they don’t even recognize the 10th of it.
yet what’s the aim of this beautiful production? Is it a entrance for whatever even darker and extra strong than the NSA? A bid to create a trillion-dollar marketplace by means of turning into “The UberX of Sex”? Or a reckless test that can spawn the electronic similar of a middle-school suggest woman with sufficient air of mystery, airborne dirt and dust, and crafty to bend the complete planet to her will?
Phluttr has it in her to turn into the best gossip, flirt, or matchmaker in historical past. Or she may perhaps remedy melanoma, deliver again Seinfeld, then commence a nuclear warfare. no matter what she does, it’s lower 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 excellent truth 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 tremendous, but whilst all too plausible. it may end up this manner. No, fairly, it might probably! 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 type 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 such a lot sacred cows. half AI mystery, half arch social remark, and half rollicking farce, After On will depart you smarter approximately with reference to every 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 simplest 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 international. the tale unfolds in awesome and fiendish methods, and whereas you’re guffawing you’ll examine 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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After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley by Rob Reid