The Infinet

The Infinet

by John Akers


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Imagine a few short years from now…

...a quantum computer more powerful than all other computers ever created...combined

...a madman seeking to destroy civilization with a computer virus targeting the Internet of Things

...a brilliant but reclusive geneticist determined to solve one of the great mysteries of all time

...and Oreste Pax, inventor of the augmented/virtual reality glasses that have made mobile phones and laptops obsolete

Pax is now the head of Omnitech, the biggest company in the world. But despite all his success, he is facing a shareholder revolt and could soon lose his job as CEO of the company he founded. His only hope lies with a new project he hopes will transform human cognition and convince his doubters he is still the visionary to lead the company into the future.

However, when a massive computer virus attacking the fragile bonds holding human society together is launched, Pax is torn away from his concerns for his company. He is forced into a meeting with Alethia, the leader of a mysterious society possessing technology far beyond anything he's ever seen. She reveals a devastating truth about humanity to Pax, before forcing him to make a decision that will affect the future of the human race.

A clever, compelling vision of the future, The Infinet is a speculative fiction thriller that can’t be missed!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999190616
Publisher: Tech Noir Press
Publication date: 11/01/2017
Series: Trivial Game , #1
Pages: 390
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

John Akers was born in New York City and grew up in Westchester County. He got his undergraduate degree in behavioral sciences at Rice University, and to this day he enjoys telling people that he got a B.A. in B.S. A few years later he earned a master's in human factors engineering from Georgia Tech. He went on to work at several well-known hardware and software companies as a human factors engineer and user experience designer.

John has always been fascinated by man-machine systems and the ways we design interfaces for the technology we create. He is a big fan of Big History, particularly the evolution of life on Earth, as well as human civilization and the ever-accelerating development of human technology. These interests, plus his observations over 20 years of working in high-tech, became the inspiration for his first novel, The Infinet.

Long an avid reader, John read Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash while he was in graduate school and fell in love with science fiction as a literary genre. In addition to Stephenson, John counts Kurt Vonnegut, Ursula Le Guin, Philip Dick, Orson Scott Card, and more recently Hugh Howey and Justin Cronin among his literary inspirations.

John lives with his family in San Diego, California.

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