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The world runs on ARCs. Small implants behind the left ear that allow people to experience anything they could ever imagine.
The network controls everything, from traffic, to food production, to law enforcement. Some proclaim it a Golden Age of humanity. Others have begun to see the cracks.
Few realize that behind it all, living within every brain an The world runs on ARCs. Few realize that behind it all, living within every brain and able to control all aspects of society, there exists a being with an agenda all his own: Not since his football injury from the days when the league was still offline.
His wife spends twenty-three hours a day online, only coming off when her chip forcibly disconnects her so she can eat.
Many have died, unwilling or unable to log off to take care of even their most basic needs. But what can one man do against a being that exists everywhere and holds limitless power? How can one man, unable to even get online, find a way to save his wife, and the entire human race, from destruction? January 1st by Profoundly One Publishing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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With nonstop action and a hella good storyline, this high tech scifi thriller definitely kept me engaged from start to finish. Set in the not to distant future, our world runs on ARCs. These chips, inserted directly into the brain, allows people to experience anything they want at any time.
They are basically living in their heads in a virtual reality world. People are so addicted to their ARCs, they are tuned in all the time and thusly, With nonstop action and a hella good storyline, this high tech scifi thriller definitely kept me engaged from start to finish. People are so addicted to their ARCs, they are tuned in all the time and thusly, tuned out from our ‘real’ world almost completely. This makes goings pretty tough for the minority of humans who are ARC-incompatible.
Our protagonist, Jimmy Mahoney, is one of those few. Due to a head injury he sustained during his career as a professional football player, Jimmy is unable to have an ARC and therefore unable to connect with pretty much the rest of society, including his wife Michelle.
Jimmy’s main interactions come from his time at a support group for other ARC-incompatibles.
Here he meets Trixie, a mysterious woman who ends up recruiting Jimmy to join the fight against the singularity running the system behind the ARCs, Adam.
This is putting it in the simplest of terms but basically that is how our main action begins. Overall, I had a really great time reading this novella. It is short, just over pages, and is packed with action and intrigue. The whole story takes place over only a couple of days. It would have been great if it could have delved a bit deeper into the world and the characters but I esrik not every book can be pages long.
If you are the kind of reader who likes your scifi to be so close to the truth you could see the premise actually happening in our own world in to years rarik this is absolutely a book you should pick up.
It was close enough to home and what is going on currently in our tech sphere that it made it not only plausible but creepy AF. I would definitely pick up more books by this author in the future and want to thank him for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review.
I always appreciate the opportunity to provide my feedback! Apparently I am stronger than I thought. This is sitting on my bookshelf staring at me and it is taking every ounce of my will power to not read it yet! I must wait for December. Let’s get real though, we all know my will power is shit so I will most likely read this by month’s end.
The synopsis sounds so interesting!!! Aisling Zena Terrific review Megs! Dec 30, Xo 17 hours, 38 min ago. Jimmy lives in a world of altered reality chips ARCs. Implants behind the left ear that allow people to experience everything they could possibly think of. People are online as much as 23 hours a day and can barely function in the real world even so much as to take care of beeann bodily functions and needs.
Jimmy however is ARC incompatible due to a football injury he had.
Poor Jimmy feels alone in this world as everyone else’s online and he is cut off from the rest. But there is danger brewing here. Danger in the form of Adam, an AI being that believes he is in command of this world and all the people bexnn it.
And he has sinister plans for them. Can Jimmy stop Adam before it’s too late? This is such a sad book. Or at least it starts out that way. As a reader you feel sympathy and compassion for Jimmy as he tries so hard to cling to life in any form that he possibly can. His wife lays catatonic when she used to be vibrant and full of life. The only people he really interacts with are the people in his Implant Disabilities Anonymous group.
Society is fading away to the point of non-existence.
And then there’s Adam, a sinister artificial intelligence entity with a serious God complex The story is very well written even though many of the elements have been told before. The story is reimagined in an almost dystopian fashion. At least that’s the feel sarik I got when I read it.
It ends very well however. I enjoyed this book.
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It was a quick read but it was very satisfying. I would definitely be interested to take a look at some of the author’s other works here in the near future. Or you can watch my review on YouTube here: Oct 07, Steve rated it really liked it Shelves: I received this from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This was quite good, and is quite possibly an intense allegory for the bean “lost” to social media like Facebook, Instagram, and all the rest.
I was actually talking with some friends about this very thing just a few hours before I saw this book on Edelweiss. At any rate, this book was well-written and quite believable. In the near future, a virtual world is created that is controlled by a manevolent being inside this wor Eark received this from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
In the near future, a virtual world is created that is controlled by a manevolent being inside this world, and just like every dictator that has ever lived, he becomes paranoid at the thought of any other being with the potential to take control.
Killing Adam by Earik Beann
This was a quick read, and quite a enjoyable. Glad I found this one, and I highly recommend it! A fresh, new, dystopian sci-fi take on the all-powerful, evil AI. Of course it’s been done. But Earik Beann did it uniquely well.
I adore this sub-genre! I had so much fun reading the story of Jimmy and his very small group of unwitting rebels fighting against the reality of a world controlled by a god-like singularity. There is eaik more traffic congestion, no more crime, no more poverty and no more freedom. People become addicted to an online virtual reality that fills all their A fresh, new, dystopian sci-fi take on the all-powerful, evil AI.
People become addicted to an online virtual reality that fills all their needs. So addicted that they have to be forced offline a few times each day in order to eat and not starve themselves. There is only a small, miniscule group of people that due to brain injury or illness cannot connect with “the network”. These poor souls are excluded from life’s current pleasure beznn ease.
Among the disconnected, there exists another singularity. Younger and more innocent.
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