By Eliot Peper
Within the not-so-distant destiny, financial inequality and protracted surveillance push Oakland to the edge of civil war.
Lilly Miyamoto is a passionate analog photographer striving to pursue an ever extra far away dream. Huian Li is preeminent one of the Silicon Valley elite because the founder and CEO of the pervasive tech monstrous Cumulus. Graham Chandler is a pissed off intelligence agent forging a brand new course throughout the halls of techno-utopian royalty. but if Huian rescues Lilly from a run-in with deepest defense forces, it units off a sequence of occasions that would switch their lives and the world.
The experience hurries up right into a mad sprint of political intrigue, relentless ambition, and questionable salvation. Will they live on to discover themselves and mend a damaged approach?
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4. World Wide Web—Fiction. 5. Artificial intelligence—Fiction. 6. Friendship—Fiction. 7. Administrative agencies—Fiction. 8. National security—Fiction. I. Title. II. Title: Watch. com For JAMES ALAN GARDNER Who Explained Teleology to the World at Large acknowledgments Huge thanks to my lovely wife Carolyn Clink; to Ginjer Buchanan at Penguin Group (USA)’s Ace imprint in New York; to Adrienne Kerr and Nicole Winstanley at Penguin Group (Canada) in Toronto; and to Malcolm Edwards and Simon Spanton at the Orion Publishing Group in London.
I grant you that, but—” “The eyePod signal is just my retinal datastream,” Caitlin said. ” “If it’s somebody at the University of Tokyo, they might have access to Masayuki’s algorithms,” her mother said. “There are con artists everywhere. And, honey, this is exactly how a certain type of Internet crook works. They find people who are . . misunderstood. ” Her mother shook her head. “I know it seems real. The standard ploy is to come on to such a person in email or a chat room saying they’ve noticed how clever and insightful they are, how they—forgive me—how they see things that others don’t.
Kuroda, the gentle giant of an information theorist who had given her sight. The ball was in her court, she knew; she needed to type a reply. But it was so daunting. This notion of connecting an emergent intelligence with the real world had been a fantasy, for Pete’s sake! And now it was here, talking to her! The front door opened downstairs. ” It was her mother, home from running errands in Toronto after dropping Dr. Kuroda at the airport. Caitlin didn’t want to be interrupted—not now! But she could hardly tell her mother to buzz off.
Cumulus by Eliot Peper