Get After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley PDF

By Rob Reid

ISBN-10: 1524798053

ISBN-13: 9781524798055

ISBN-10: 152479807X

ISBN-13: 9781524798079

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 executive intrusion, post-Tinder romance, nihilistic terrorism, synthetic awareness, artificial biology, and lots more and plenty extra are tackled with authority and brash playfulness by means of New York Times bestselling writer 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 understand the 10th of it.
     
yet what’s the aim of this beautiful production? Is it a entrance for anything even darker and extra strong than the NSA? A bid to create a trillion-dollar industry through changing into “The UberX of Sex”? Or a reckless test which could spawn the electronic similar of a middle-school suggest lady with sufficient air of secrecy, airborne dirt and 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 historical past. Or she may possibly therapy melanoma, convey again Seinfeld, then begin a nuclear conflict. no matter what she does, it’s less 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 superb fact 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 great, but while all too plausible. it could actually prove this manner. No, relatively, it can! in addition to After On’s diabolically creative plot, there are crazy-plausible net startups, scrumptious parodies of social media, and a shockingly convincing thought 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. purely the professor is additionally 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 on the subject of 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 easiest 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 mind-blowing 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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