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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 executive intrusion, post-Tinder romance, nihilistic terrorism, man made cognizance, man made biology, and masses 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 functions astound her makers—and they don’t even comprehend the 10th of it.
     
yet what’s the aim of this gorgeous construction? Is it a entrance for anything even darker and extra strong than the NSA? A bid to create a trillion-dollar marketplace by way of turning into “The UberX of Sex”? Or a reckless test which could spawn the electronic similar of a middle-school suggest lady with adequate air of secrecy, 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 historical past. Or she may therapy melanoma, deliver again Seinfeld, then begin a nuclear warfare. no matter what she does, it’s less 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 striking 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 really good, but while all too plausible. it may prove this fashion. No, quite, it may well! in addition to After On’s diabolically inventive 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. merely the professor can also 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 remark, and half rollicking farce, After On will go away you smarter approximately with reference to 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 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 instances bestselling writer of Wool

After On is sensible, hilarious, and correctly cynical approximately our hooked up international. the tale unfolds in dazzling and fiendish methods, and whereas you’re giggling you’ll study 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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