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Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears (Singularity Series Book 1) by [Hertling, William]
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"Chilling and compelling"--Wired

"Highly entertaining, gripping, thought inspiring. Don't start without the time to finish -- it won't let you go."--Gifford Pinchot III, founder Bainbridge Graduate Institute and author of The Intelligent Organization

"A tremendous book that every single person needs to read. In the vein of Daniel Suarez's Daemon and Freedom(TM), William's book shows that science fiction is becoming science fact. Avogadro Corp describes issues, in solid technical detail, that we are dealing with today that will impact us by 2015, if not sooner. Not enough people have read these books. It's a problem for them, but not for the [emergent] machines."--Brad Feld, managing director Foundry Group and cofounder TechStars

"A fascinating look at how simple and benign advancements in technology could lead to the surprise arrival of the first AI. And like all good techno-thrillers, the reality of AI is less than ideal."--Jason GlaspeySilicon Florist

"An alarming and jaw-dropping tale about how something as innocuous as email can subvert an entire organization.  I found myself reading with a sense of awe, and read it way too late into the night."--Gene Kim, author of Visible Ops and The Phoenix Project

About the Author

William Hertling is the author of Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears, A.I. Apocalypse, and the forthcoming The Last Firewall. A fifteen year veteran of the technology industry, he holds ten patents on software and internet technology, developed web and social media strategy at Hewlett-Packard, and is a frequent speaker at SXSW Interactive. He’s been building online communities since 1986 when he ran seven phones lines into the back of his Apple //e to create an online chat system.

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  • File Size: 2336 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Liquididea Press; 2 edition (January 9, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 9, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006ACIMQQ
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