In the year 2035, robots, artificial intelligences, and neural implants have become commonplace. The Institute for Ethics keeps the peace, using social reputation to ensure that robots and humans don't harm society or each other. But a powerful AI named Adam has found a way around the restrictions. Catherine Matthews, nineteen years old, has a unique gift: the ability to manipulate the net with her neural implant. Yanked out of her perfectly ordinary life, Catherine becomes the last firewall standing between Adam and his quest for world domination.
"Great series of books"
By day, Angie, a 20-year veteran of the tech industry, is a data analyst at Tomo, the world's largest social networking company; by night, she exploits her database access to profile domestic abusers and kill the worst of them. She can't change her own traumatic past, but she can save other women. When Tomo introduces a deceptive new product that preys on users' fears to drive up its own revenue, Angie sees Tomo for what it really is - another evil abuser.
"IT'S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY"
David Ryan is the designer of ELOPe, an email language optimization program, that if successful, will make his career. But when the project is suddenly in danger of being canceled, David embeds a hidden directive in the software accidentally creating a runaway artificial intelligence. David and his team are initially thrilled when the project is allocated extra servers and programmers.
"Short but defintely sweet"
Leon Tsarev is a high school student set on getting into a great college program, until his uncle, a member of the Russian mob, coerces him into developing a new computer virus for the mob's botnet - the slave army of computers they used to commit digital crimes. The evolutionary virus Leon creates, based on biological principles, is successful - too successful. All the world's computers are infected.
"If you like Daemon & Freedom(tm)..."
In the year 2043, humans and AI coexist in a precarious balance of power enforced by a rigid caste reputation system designed to ensure that only those AI who are trustworthy and contribute to human society increase in power.
"good end to a good series"
David Ryan ist der Entwickler von ELOPe, einem Programm zur Sprachoptimierung von E-mails, das im Falle eines Erfolges ein Karrieresprungbrett für ihn sein könnte. Als sein Projekt plötzlich Gefahr läuft, eingestellt zu werden, fügt David seinem Programm eine verborgene Direktive hinzu, die unabsichtlich zur Entstehung einer künstlichen Intelligenz führt. David und sein Team sind zunächst begeistert als ihrem Projekt bald zusätzliche Server und Programmierer zur Verfügung gestellt werden.