Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears

Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears

by William Hertling

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ISBN-13: 9780984755707
Publisher: Liquididea Press
Publication date: 11/19/2011
Pages: 302
Sales rank: 419,304
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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

A fifteen year veteran of the technology industry, he holds ten patents on software and internet technology, developed web and social media strategy at Hewlett-Packard, and is a frequent speaker at SXSW Interactive.

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.

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Avogadro Corp: The Singularity is Closer than It Appears 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
groberts1980 More than 1 year ago
It's not often that I put aside all personal pursuits to read a book, but I did that this time. I absolutely tore through this book and the next in the series because I enjoyed them so much. I am in the technology industry professionally, and personally I follow A.I. and overall technological developments. You don't have to be a believer in the Singularity to enjoy this book. But it definitely helps to be a techie. It helps if you understand all the things going on with regard to programming languages and algorithms. It's one hell of a techno-thriller. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being an engineer and one who builds custom workstations for high end CAD/CAE applications, this book tells a believable tale of how situations can get out of control and when decisions are made driven purly by greed.
Aniara More than 1 year ago
This is the first William Hertling book I have read and while it might not be at the same standard as Daniel Suarez book Daemon I highly recommend this book. Its believable, albeit a tad light on details for my taste, and I believe most anyone who reads this and is a google/gmail user could get very very scared. Perfect summer read in my opinion. I'll read the second book in the series and see if Hertling can continue the series in a believable way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is entertaining to read and has a few new interesting ideas. There are a couple rough spots where the actions don't fit well, but I didn't mind over looking those. On the whole, it's a relaxing read that leaves you with some ideas to ponder.
Drewano More than 1 year ago
I debated back and forth on how to rate this book for a while. In the end I settled on 2 stars because as a standalone book it’s less than OK. The premise is interesting and the writing is good but the execution leaves something to be desired. The plot doesn’t really go anywhere, there’s not much tension and it really feels as if it’s setting up the other books in the series rather than being a standalone story. From about 10% in I knew where this was going (although there were two parts that were a bit out of left field). In the end by itself I didn’t find it that interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Utterly believable and extremely terrifying!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading "the last Firewall" which was pretty good, i bought this, since this is an earlier book i can seethat the author has improved since
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read.  I enjoyed all three books
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