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- Print Length: 353 pages
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- Publisher: Starboard Rock Press; 1 edition (July 12, 2017)
- Publication Date: July 12, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B073X7RY86
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The Turing Test: a Tale of Artificial Intelligence and Malevolence (Frank Adversego Thrillers Book 4) Kindle Edition
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The Turing Test is more cerebral than Updegrove’s first three books, but it’s still a page turner.
It’s rare when I get so involved with a book that I forget to do something important. But the morning after losing myself past bedtime in the suspense and surprises of this one’s conclusion, I awoke to find I had failed to set up the coffee pot for my essential caffeine eye-opener. Fair warning: reserve this one for when you have freedom to lose track of time and duties.
I’m drawn to the adventures of Frank Adversego by Updegrove’s suspenseful tale-spinning and his subtle humor. But there’s more. The series offers wake-up calls to real dangers that prowl the digital universe, probing for opportunities to burst into our lives. Without pounding on the table, the series warns that mankind seems headed for huge social and economic disruptions caused by advanced societies’ reliance on physically vulnerable cloud computing and on poorly protected connections to a Darwinian internet. And next? Artificial Intelligence.
In each of his novels, Updegrove has raised the alarm, but not the volume. He’s able to make serious points while often having tongue in cheek. He’s willing to wrestle with moral issues: How much bad is justified to accomplish a great good? Who should bear the burden of that bad? Plus an unexpected treat: he plays a shrewd, bittersweet riff on the state of American politics. Who’d have expected that in a cyber-thriller?
With the Frank Adversego series, Andrew Updegrove has created a sub-genre: the teaching thriller. I’m looking forward to the next one! And I’m going to keep my computer and my phone turned off if I’m not actually using them.
I am a sucker for a Prologue and the one in this book did not let me down. I was dragged in before I knew what hit me.
I like Frank Adversego as a character. He is smart but not superman. The author does a good job showing his thought processes.
I did have a problem with some of the technical items but could follow the story line. It also helped that the machine could speak for itself and have conversations with Frank.
I do not give book reports in my reviews so I cannot be accused of releasing spoilers. I hope I have given enough hints letting you know why I liked this book. I look forward to another page-turner in this series.
The sad thing is, the story is too believable and will have you looking at the headlines of your favorite new site to see what is going on.
I definitely enjoyed it and highly recommend it.
There is mention of a license plate XKCD/1613. If I hadn't known about xkcd.com, I would have missed the significance of this and not thought to look it up. Now I'm wondering what else I missed.
I wish there were some way to purchase a physical copy for a gift.
This book is an easy read with characters and plot you can appreciate, understand and relate to, if you have any understanding of technology. Yes, this book is a thriller. And yes, it is fiction. We hope it stays that way, despite it being convincingly real.
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