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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, synthetic awareness, artificial 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 features astound her makers—and they don’t even be aware of the 10th of it.
     
yet what’s the aim of this beautiful construction? Is it a entrance for anything even darker and extra strong than the NSA? A bid to create a trillion-dollar industry by means of turning into “The UberX of Sex”? Or a reckless test which may spawn the electronic identical of a middle-school suggest woman with adequate air of secrecy, dust, and crafty to bend the full planet to her will?

Phluttr has it in her to turn into the best gossip, flirt, or matchmaker in background. Or she might remedy melanoma, carry again Seinfeld, then begin a nuclear warfare. no matter what she does, it’s lower than us. yet a motley band of Silicon Valley marketers, enterprise capitalists, and engineers could possibly effect her.

After On achieves the literary singularity—fusing speculative satire and stunning 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 extraordinary, but whilst all too plausible. it may well prove this fashion. No, fairly, it will probably! besides After On’s diabolically inventive plot, there are crazy-plausible net startups, scrumptious parodies of social media, and a shockingly 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. basically the professor can also 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 statement, and half rollicking farce, After On will go away 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 background. 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 occasions bestselling writer of Wool

After On makes sense, hilarious, and correctly cynical approximately our attached international. the tale unfolds in wonderful and fiendish methods, and whereas you’re giggling you’ll study sufficient to confound a wily MBA, manage a board of administrators, and perhaps even outfox a superintelligence.”—Ken Fisher, founder and editor in leader, Ars Technica

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