Plugged: How Hyperconnectivity and The Beam Changed the Way We Think [NOOK Book]

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Plugged: How Hyperconnectivity and The Beam Changed How We Think

Are We Who We Were?

Throughout the 21st Century, our world (at least for those of us inside the NAU) has become increasingly connected. So much so that we really are now thinking as a single fluid organism, changing not just how we live our ...
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Plugged: How Hyperconnectivity and The Beam Changed the Way We Think

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Overview

Plugged: How Hyperconnectivity and The Beam Changed How We Think

Are We Who We Were?

Throughout the 21st Century, our world (at least for those of us inside the NAU) has become increasingly connected. So much so that we really are now thinking as a single fluid organism, changing not just how we live our daily lives, but who we are as a species. In Sterling Gibson's newest thoughtful exploration, one of the NAU's most renowned thinkers explores and illuminates how hyperconnectivity and The Beam have changed us forever.

Readers who love Plugged will also love The Beam:

In 2097, the world is as perfect as you want it to be.

Choose Enterprise and the government stays out of your way, leaving you free to sink or swim ”" no help for the drowning.

Choose Directorate and all are equal, fed, sheltered and entertained by the government, every need provided for, and every man another cog in society's machine.

Every six years during Shift, citizens decide who they are. Enterprise or Directorate, lives are lived inside the North American Union, walled off from the rest of the world and the Wild East beyond the shell, enhanced by incredible A.I., nanobots that monitor and support daily living, and The Beam: the network connecting every human in the NAU.

New powers are rising as emergent technology blooms from an unknown source, and threatens to shatter peace and throw the nation into chaos.

What does the future mean when our present is stretched and reality blurred?

This is the first episode in the epic sci-fi saga, The Beam, by breakout indie authors Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148857150
  • Publisher: Realm & Sands
  • Publication date: 11/25/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 354 KB

Meet the Author

Johnny B. Truant is an author, blogger, and podcaster who, like the Ramones, was long denied induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame despite having a large cult following. You can connect with Johnny on Twitter at @JohnnyBTruant, and should send him an email at if the mood strikes you.

Sean Platt is speaker, author, and entrepreneur. He is co-founder of Collective Inkwell and Realm & Sands, writes for children under the name Guy Incognito, and has more than his share of nose. You can find Sean at SeanMPlatt.com, Follow him on Twitter at @SeanPlatt, or email him at ..

Johnny and Sean, along with David Wright host two podcasts: the horror/comedy show Better Off Undead and the Self Publishing Podcast. Both podcasts are available on iTunes and the other podcast directories, as well as on Stitcher Radio, and both are for mature audiences only.
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