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- Publication Date: October 29, 2016
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Afflicted: Genesis (Book 0) Kindle Edition
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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Great read! Moving on to the next book!
I have wanted to be able to overhear certain shareholder meetings. This is what I think they sound like:
"So, the zombie project--"
"Do not use the word zombie. It's--racist or something."
"What the Hell do we call them, then?"
"They make good workers, then? Good at typing, filing, doing detailed statistical analysis to see
what sells to which consumer groups to raise sales? Customer service?"
"Well, not exactly."
"They don't take directions very well."
"Explain why we wasted several billions of dollars that could have gone into our golden
parachutes on making a communicable disease to make free workers that don't take
directions very well? We can hire perfectly normal people to not take directions very
well and pay them dirt. Hell, we can get tax breaks to hire people who can't even understand directions
"Trump is anti NAFTA and TPP"
"We have an automatic slave force the moment that this bug makes its way in the
population. We shall be the only sentient beings left. We, the superior, the ubermenschen,
(spoken softly) "the arrogant, immature, short-sighted"
(spoken softly) "Like our CEOs and board of directors."
"Don't think I did not heart that snarking, Tanya."
"But sir, if you get rid of me you may have to do work yourself instead of playing Call of Duty."
"Shut UP, Tanya."
"I think we have lost the point here. My score is far superior to Jamison's," another CEO
bragged, straightening his power tie. He looked very smug.
(There is a soft sigh from Tanya, who realizes her job is secure until responsible adults
are hired for the CEO position.)
"We are not looking at this resource properly. What is it that these--volunteers--can
do and do better than the rest of the population?"
"Well, mostly they attack others violently, sir. They then try to eat the other people's
"So Customer Service then."
"Except they tend to destroy phones and knaw on expensive computer equipment."
"So we will have our current representatives drive them out to the complainer's home.
In person customer service."
"Unless they eat the driver."
"Understandable costs, Tanya. This is why you are just my personal assistant. You cannot
see the big picture."
"The human race is doomed?"
"Free labor! No more complaints! Let's pour more money into the project!"
The protagonists want to do something crazy like cure cancer as well as all human ailments.
We all know that is not ever going to be allowed because these companies need
people sick, and as sick as possible while still being able to work and purchase their
But Genesis does feature a likable hero whom you will root for, and if you ever wondered
what the Hell scientists working on the original serum that makes all the zombies were
thinking, this is the book to read. The scientists actually want to make things better,
but there are others in charge who feel differently. It is a fun, quick read that I recommend horror
fans check out
It did go little overboard with the whole shareholders thing didn't need it. Businessman was just fine.
I did start reading book 1. Needed to jump on write my review about this book.
I Received this book to read at my own free well. Thanks