The novel starts in the year 2027 where the ramifications of the twin political decisions of 2016, Brexit and the election of Donald Trump have left their mark. Daniel Day, an Englishman who is forced to work overseas due to the declining British economy, visualises an idea for a better world.He questions why democracy has failed so badly and sets out to develop "Modern Democracy," a computer-based system that can manage a nation's economy using the Intuitive Technology available by the year 2027. The system he designs understands the complex economies of countries in a manner that politicians are failing to do. More than that, the resultant system is interactive with the public involving them on a continual basis. Securing backing from Jasper Sigurdsen of Icelandic IT, together they set out to make this concept a reality. Trialed first in Iceland and then memorably introduced to Africa by Ruth Onwuatuegwa in Chapter 5, the Modern Democracy system proves itself, gradually gaining adherents around the worldAfrica is inspired by Ruth Onwuatuegwa and Masozi, daughter of the President of Namibia. Together with Melissa Sigurdsen, they market Modern Democracy, first in Africa and then throughout the world.The world's richest man is murdered while playing golf and his death leads to a further development, Modern Capitalism inspired by Marcus Delavane, a partner in that infamous game of golf, who questions his wealth and his existence, and adds his financial software to that of Modern Democracy.The result is Modern Capitalism, an assault on the "three evils" of capitalism; tax avoidance, tax evasion, and corruption. Amidst all this; Vladimir Putin dies and the "Great Revolution" takes place within Russia, America fails to recognise change, South-East Asia takes a long hard look at itself, and Great Britain re-joins the European Union after being a pariah for many years.The Courtney Black trial, the lady who hit the world's richest man, William DeVine in the back of the head with her sand iron, inadvertently starts the "Burn the Boats" campaign where the yachts of the mega-rich are set alight while docked in port. The wealth gap is exposed as never before.As the world wakes up to the disparity in wealth, not only between rich and poor, but between the mega-rich and the richest pope in the world there is an opportunity to restructure the world in a fairer way. It is an opportunity that Marcus Delavane takes.60,000 increasingly fast-paced words that involve live conversations, the media via live streaming, talk shows, presentations, and discussions as the story moves around the world to its inevitable conclusion; The New World Order.
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About the Author
Robert Smith is a published and self-published author living in Phitsanulok in North-Central Thailand. His works include "The Kings of Ayutthaya" published by Silkworm Books in Chiang Mai and six other self-published works.
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I read a book many years ago now that foretold of almost exactly what is going on in our present day. I don't remember the title of the book or the author (if anyone remembers please write it in the comments!!). What I do remember is that the United States was then called "The Corporate States of America" and there were cars that drove themselves as a matter of course. Although not by the same author this novel of a possible future almost follows that book. This novel takes place in the not too distant future, I may even still be alive (77 in 2027) That future is based on events in the news right now. Will it take what happens in this book to save all of us from the greed and corruption that seems to be swallowing us whole? Will that even be enough--or will it too get corrupted. The ending is open--- I read this in one sitting but not sure everyone could do that. It really depends on your world view!