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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. issues of privateness and govt intrusion, post-Tinder romance, nihilistic terrorism, synthetic awareness, artificial biology, and lots more and plenty 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 functions astound her makers—and they don’t even recognize the 10th of it.
     
yet what’s the aim of this gorgeous production? Is it a entrance for anything even darker and extra robust than the NSA? A bid to create a trillion-dollar industry by means of changing into “The UberX of Sex”? Or a reckless scan which could spawn the electronic 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 develop into the best gossip, flirt, or matchmaker in historical past. Or she might treatment melanoma, convey again Seinfeld, then commence 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 could possibly impression her.

After On achieves the literary singularity—fusing speculative satire and miraculous 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 while all too plausible. it may prove this manner. No, quite, it can! in addition to After On’s diabolically creative plot, there are crazy-plausible internet startups, scrumptious parodies of social media, and an incredibly convincing idea 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 simple terms the professor can be 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 statement, and half rollicking farce, After On will depart you smarter approximately as 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 background. 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 instances bestselling writer of Wool

After On is sensible, hilarious, and correctly cynical approximately our hooked up international. the tale unfolds in unbelievable 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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