"EMOTIONS ARE LIKE A VIRUS, a common cold...disrupting the flow of logic in the mind." Daniel reminds himself.
Dan's work involves creating commercially viable AR solutions. The recession and an explosion of data-cops is drying out his streams of income.
He turns to close friend, Krish, a researcher in Artificial Intelligence, in the hope that they can come up with ideas for the Entertainment market. After her father passes away, his girlfriend, Maya and her family return to their homeland.
Dan and Maya continue their relationship via Dirrogates (Digital Surrogates), simulating human touch through haptics. Krish gets a job at the prestigious A.I.R.I. Using AIRI's lab and under guidance from Prof. Kumar; Krish's mentor, they create an advanced visor with Augmented Intelligence built in.
They dub it "Wizer". A Board member at AIRI sees potential in the Wizer other than what Dan and Krish have in mind.
At a test in a nightclub, things go wrong...
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About the Author
His second book: "Memories With Maya" is a fiction novel in the hard science/techno thriller genre. The story explores the impact Augmented Intelligence will have in personal relationships and in society.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
There is a lot of tech talk which I don't understand entirely but the beauty of this book is that it didn't much affect my reading experience. Story is fairly entertaining and all the characters are well developed & strong. Over all the book is well written. It keeps you interested through out. At first I didn't like Dan's character much. He seemed to me to be an opportunistic, who is afraid of commitments but likes to keep his options open. But as the story unravels I formed a connection with his character and the tragedy surrounding it. He is very much interested in Maya, his best friend's sister. They have a relationship based on comfort. When she moves to India with her family Daniel meets Kelly. Although he is still in a sort-of-relation with Maya, he is also interested in Kelly. When she purposes a business opportunity, for a while Dan seriously considers taking it but in the end he decides to go to India and work on the "Wizer" he and Krish created. Krish is his best friend and both are working on AI technology together. They are well on the road to success and fame when in a tragic incident Maya dies. Then Dan creates a "Dirrogate" of Maya. he is devastated by her death and uses his tech-knowledge to some how bring her back to life and deal with his grief. The story poses certain questions about human integrity, belief-system and how technology plays its role in both good and bad ways. It makes us think as to what is right here and what isn't? It is a heart touching story which tells how greed can lead to misuse of technology which should be used only for the betterment of society and human life. The best thing about this book is the way the author has merged the two themes (science and love) together. It is not only about scientific technology but also a tragic love story of Daniel and Maya. A definite 4-star as far as my opinion goes.
“Memories with Maya” by Clyde Dsouza is a technology thriller, with some romance and erotica, that will take you on an intense journey along with Daniel, Krish and Maya as take virtual reality to new heights. Just as I was, you will find yourself totally absorbed in the adrenaline rush of developing cutting edge technology, the secret romance that is fed by the closeness that this augmented reality technology provides and the tragedy when human greed becomes involved. You will find hope in that sometimes even out of our tragedies we can find inspiration to continue what we started in a new and wonderful direction. The main character in the book is Daniel who dreams about creating an augmented reality universe. He manages to take his dream as far as he can with his limited resources. The next step is to contact an old friend that has resources and the talent to bring his dream to fruition. Together they are able to create augmented reality googles they call “Wizer”. The book is about so much more then just creating a new augmented reality technology or keeping a relationship alive in the face of a tragedy that looks like the end. Just as with many great books “Memories with Maya” goes beyond telling just the main story with its many sub-plots and has a message interwoven throughout the story. A good example of one of these sub-plots and one of my favorite parts is Daniels work at the night club where he mixes his love technology with his love of music. The message that technology can be used in many areas but it can be a double edge sword when humans get involved and use it for unintended applications. Mr. Dsouza does a great job on so many areas: He shows us the way the creative process is born from the recesses of the creative mind, refined through interactions and brought into the real world through the hands of people that are skilled at their craft. You can relate to the dialog between the characters as the way that you might talk to your network of friends and business partners. The characters are well developed and believable as people that we might meet in our everyday lives. “Memories with Maya” comes in both paperback and e-book. The version I read was in e-book format on a kindle. The pages fit well for good readability with good separation between the paragraphs to show when there was a transition. The one drawback was the lack of page numbers which is not all that bad. I would highly recommend this book for anyone that loves having the latest gadgets, enjoys romances that beyond the confines of human bounds and the enjoy of a well written book. If you match any of these then this is one book that will provide you with hours of enjoyment. Because of some of the content I would recommend this book for a more mature audience.