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The Last Firewall (Singularity Series Book 3) by [William Hertling]

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"Awesome near-term science fiction." - Brad Feld, Foundry Group managing director

"An insightful and adrenaline-inducing tale of what humanity could become and the machines we could spawn." - 
Ben Huh, CEO of Cheezburger

"A fun read and tantalizing study of the future of technology: both inviting and alarming." - 
Harper Reed, former CTO of Obama for America, Threadless

"A fascinating and prescient take on what the world will look like once computers become smarter than people. Highly recommended." - 
Mat Ellis, Founder & CEO Cloudability

"A phenomenal ride through a post-scarcity world where humans are caught between rogue AIs. If you like having your mind blown, read this book!" - 
Gene Kim, author of The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
"The Last Firewall is like William Gibson had a baby with Tom Clancy and let Walter Jon Williams teach it karate. Superbly done." -
Jake F. Simons, author of Wingman and Train Wreck.

About the Author

William Hertling is the author of Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears, A.I. Apocalypse, and The Last Firewall.

Brad Feld, cofounder of TechStars, called his first novel,
Avogadro Corp, "a tremendous book everyone must read," and A.I. Apocalypse was nominated for the Prometheus Award. 

A twenty year veteran of the technology industry, he holds ten patents on software and internet technology and is a frequent speaker at technology and writing conferences. When not writing, he works on web and social strategy.

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. An active blogger since 2002, his website, williamhertling.com, receives more than 50,000 visitors a year. He resides in Portland, Oregon.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00EEIGHDI
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ liquididea press (August 7, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 7, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 542 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 323 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 863 ratings

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William Hertling is the author of the award-winning Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears, A.I. Apocalypse, The Last Firewall, and The Turing Exception. His near-term science-fiction novels about realistic ways strong AI might emerge have been called "frighteningly plausible", "tremendous", and "must read". Kill Process and Kill Switch comprise his new series about social media, data ownership, privacy, and Internet control.

Wired called his work "chilling and compelling", and his writing has been recommended by Brad Feld, Harper Reed, Glenn Beck, Gene Kim, David Brin, and many more.

He's been influenced by writers such as Cory Doctorow, William Gibson, Charles Stross, and Walter Jon Williams.

William Hertling was born in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up a digital native in the early days of bulletin board systems. His first experiences with net culture occurred when he wired seven phone lines into the back of his Apple //e, creating an online chat system.

He currently resides in Portland, Oregon. Follow him on twitter at @hertling or visit his blog http://www.williamhertling.com.

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