New PDF release: After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley

By Rob Reid

The definitive novel of today’s Silicon Valley, After On flash-captures our cultural and technological second with up-to-the-instant savvy. issues of privateness and govt intrusion, post-Tinder romance, nihilistic terrorism, man made realization, man made biology, and masses extra are tackled with authority and brash playfulness through New York Times bestselling writer 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 services astound her makers—and they don’t even understand the 10th of it.
yet what’s the aim of this gorgeous construction? Is it a entrance for whatever even darker and extra strong than the NSA? A bid to create a trillion-dollar industry via turning into “The UberX of Sex”? Or a reckless test which could spawn the electronic an identical of a middle-school suggest woman with adequate aura, airborne dirt and dust, and crafty to bend the full planet to her will?

Phluttr has it in her to turn into the best gossip, flirt, or matchmaker in historical past. Or she may well therapy melanoma, deliver again Seinfeld, then begin a nuclear conflict. no matter what she does, it’s lower than us. yet a motley band of Silicon Valley marketers, enterprise capitalists, and engineers could possibly impression her.

After On achieves the literary singularity—fusing speculative satire and incredible 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 amazing, but even as all too plausible. it can prove this manner. No, quite, it may well! in addition to After On’s diabolically creative plot, there are crazy-plausible internet startups, scrumptious parodies of social media, and a shockingly convincing conception 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 basic terms the professor is additionally 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 technological know-how fiction; he writes destiny heritage. After On is the easiest account I’ve learn of the way 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 makes sense, hilarious, and correctly cynical approximately our hooked up international. the tale unfolds in extraordinary and fiendish methods, and whereas you’re guffawing you’ll study sufficient to confound a wily MBA, control a board of administrators, and even perhaps outfox a superintelligence.”—Ken Fisher, founder and editor in leader, Ars Technica

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