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What if our civilization is more advanced than we know?The New York Times bestselling author of Daemonthe cyberthriller against wh... Weiterlesen
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What if our civilization is more advanced than we know?The New York Times bestselling author of Daemonthe cyberthriller against which all others will be measured (Publishers Weekly) imagines a world in which decades of technological advances have been suppressed in an effort to prevent disruptive change.Are smartphones really humanitys most significant innovation since the moon landings? Or can something else explain why the bold visions of the 20th centuryfusion power, genetic enhancements, artificial intelligence, cures for common diseases, extended human life, and a host of other world-changing advanceshave remained beyond our grasp? Why has the high-tech future that seemed imminent in the 1960s failed to arrive?Perhaps it did arrivebut only for a select few.Particle physicist Jon Grady is ecstatic when his team achieves what theyve been working toward for years: a device that can reflect gravity. Their research will revolutionize the field of physicsthe crowning achievement of a career. Grady expects widespread acclaim for his entire team. The Nobel Prize. Instead, his lab is locked down by a shadowy organization whose mission is to prevent at all costs the social upheaval sudden technological advances bring. This Bureau of Technology Control uses the advanced technologies they have harvested over the decades to fulfill their mission.They are living in our future.Presented with the opportunity to join the BTC and improve his own technology in secret, Grady resists, and is instead thrown into a nightmarish high-tech prison built to hold rebellious geniuses like himself. With so many great intellects confined together, can Grady and his fellow prisoners conceive of a way to usher humanity out of its artificial dark age?And can they hope to defeat an enemy who wields a technological advantage half a century in the making?

Autorentext

DANIEL SUAREZ is the author of the New York Times bestseller Daemon, Freedom™, and Kill Decision. A former systems consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, Mr. Suarez has designed and developed software for the defense, finance, and entertainment industries. His fiction focuses on technology-driven change, and he is a past speaker at TED Global, MIT Media Lab, NASA Ames, the Long Now Foundation, and the headquarters of Google, Microsoft, and Amazon. An avid gamer and technologist, he lives in Los Angeles.



Klappentext

New York Times bestselling author Daniel Suarez imagines a chilling future where technological advances are held hostage by the government in this thriller that perfectly blends "nail-biting suspense with accessible science" (Publishers Weekly). Physicist Jon Grady and his team have discovered a device that can reflect gravity-a triumph that will revolutionize the field of physics and change the future. But instead of acclaim, Grady's lab is locked down by a covert organization known as the Bureau of Technology Control. The bureau's mission: suppress the truth of sudden technological progress and prevent the social upheaval it would trigger. Because the future is already here. And it's rewards are only for a select few. When Grady refuses to join the BTC, he's thrown into a nightmarish high-tech prison housing other doomed rebel intellects. Now, as the only hope to usher humanity out of its artificial dark age, Grady and his fellow prisoners must try to expose the secrets of an unimaginable enemy-one that wields a technological advantage half a century in the making.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Influx
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EAN: 9780698148536
ISBN: 978-0-698-14853-6
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Penguin Publishing Group
Genre: Spannung
Anzahl Seiten: 416
Veröffentlichung: 20.02.2014
Jahr: 2014
Untertitel: Englisch