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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. concerns of privateness and govt intrusion, post-Tinder romance, nihilistic terrorism, man made cognizance, artificial biology, and masses extra are tackled with authority and brash playfulness via 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 functions astound her makers—and they don’t even recognize the 10th of it.
     
yet what’s the aim of this wonderful construction? Is it a entrance for whatever even darker and extra robust than the NSA? A bid to create a trillion-dollar industry via changing into “The UberX of Sex”? Or a reckless scan that can spawn the electronic identical of a middle-school suggest lady with adequate aura, dust, and crafty to bend the total planet to her will?

Phluttr has it in her to turn into the best gossip, flirt, or matchmaker in background. Or she may well remedy melanoma, carry again Seinfeld, then commence a nuclear battle. 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 effect her.

After On achieves the literary singularity—fusing speculative satire and wonderful 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 great, but even as all too plausible. it may end up this fashion. No, quite, it may! in addition to After On’s diabolically creative plot, there are crazy-plausible net startups, scrumptious parodies of social media, and an incredibly 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. in basic 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 regards 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 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 makes sense, hilarious, and correctly cynical approximately our hooked up international. the tale unfolds in astounding and fiendish methods, and whereas you’re guffawing you’ll research adequate 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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