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 understand the 10th of it.
yet what’s the aim of this lovely production? Is it a entrance for anything even darker and extra robust than the NSA? A bid to create a trillion-dollar industry via turning into “The UberX of Sex”? Or a reckless scan which could spawn the electronic identical of a middle-school suggest lady with sufficient air of mystery, 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 medication melanoma, convey again Seinfeld, then begin 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 impression 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.
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“Enter a near-future Silicon Valley that's hilariously, creepily, mind-bogglingly awesome, but even as all too plausible. it will possibly prove this fashion. No, rather, it could actually! 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. 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 observation, and half rollicking farce, After On will go away 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 technological know-how fiction; he writes destiny historical past. 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 instances bestselling writer of Wool
“After On is sensible, hilarious, and correctly cynical approximately our attached global. the tale unfolds in superb and fiendish methods, and whereas you’re guffawing you’ll study sufficient to confound a wily MBA, manage a board of administrators, and perhaps even outfox a superintelligence.”—Ken Fisher, founder and editor in leader, Ars Technica
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