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Infinity Born Audiobook

Infinity Born

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Publisher's Summary

A breathtaking near-future thriller. From the New York Times best-selling author whose books have been downloaded over a million times.

When DARPA's billion-dollar program to create artificial superintelligence is sabotaged, US operative Cameron Carr is tasked with finding the culprit. He's been on high-stakes missions before, but this time the stakes are nothing less than the future of humanity. Because the race to evolve a superintelligent computer is on, and power players around the world will stop at nothing to get there first.

In the right hands, artificial superintelligence could lift humanity to towering heights. But in the wrong hands, this technology could represent the greatest threat humanity has ever seen....

Ripped from tomorrow's headlines, Infinity Born is a roller-coaster ride of a thriller that explores the deadly perils and mind-blowing possibilities that await the human race - including both extinction and immortality.

As our phones and computers become ever smarter, Infinity Born takes an unblinking look at a technological tipping point that is just around the corner. One that will have a profound impact on the future course of human history.

©2017 Douglas E. Richards (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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    shelley Raleigh, NC 08-14-17
    shelley Raleigh, NC 08-14-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent ScoFi Mystery Thriller..."
    What other book might you compare Infinity Born to and why?

    The other books I would compare this to would be other books by this same author or possibly the Abraham Falls/David Archer book I AM SAL with some story differences but similar sci-fi concept.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is very fast paced and a great way to pick up some knowledge about artificial intelligence and super computers capable of learning. Since this is a subject I am not well versed in I won't pretend that I am. Because the author gives quite a long commentary at the end of the book and tells the reader what is real and not, it is very informative to those of us who are not as aware of what kind of technological advances have been made or are in the works.

    If you've never heard anything else by this author I would suggest reading/listening to the Nick Hall series beginning with MIND'S EYE. That's the book that got me hooked on this author.
    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Gainesville, FL USA 10-14-17
    Amazon Customer Gainesville, FL USA 10-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Way too predictable."

    Good title.
    That's it. This book has nothing else going for it. Characters and story are completely boring and predictable. It seems as if the author chose a standardized plot and plugged in standardized characters to accomplish standardized actions. Did not finish the book.
    The reader did not help.

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    Erin Williams 10-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Very good read"

    Very clever story line. Extremely thoughtful and well researched. I will definitely be reading more books from this author.

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    Erika 10-13-17
    Erika 10-13-17
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    "The cure for insomnia"

    I love thrillers and high adrenaline stories this was a HUGE disappointment . Part 1 starts off with a massive info dump that put me right to sleep. Wanting to give the story the benefit of the doubt I tried it again the next day starting with part 2. I fell right to sleep again.

    I made it through about half the book. The storyline is jagged. The characters are flat and the plot? I don't think there is one. I figured maybe it was the author's first book because it was so horribly put together but I see he has quite a few books which I won't be buying and/or attempting to read. This one I downloaded free and the audio upgrade was cheap. I love trying new authors. Sometimes I fid a gem and other times I find something like this. It's a gamble.

    If you enjoy fast paced action, suspense and thrills from start to finish this is probably not your book.

    Even the sound quality was lacking. One minute it was blasting in my ears, the next I could barely hear it. Thinking maybe it was my Kindle I tried a couple other stories and they worked fine. My conclusion is the sound quality wasn't up to par.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 09-21-17
    09-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "infinity boring?"

    struggled to finish. Then the final chapter seemed to be open ended and unsatisfying. missing?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ernesto S. Calvo USA 09-21-17
    Ernesto S. Calvo USA 09-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Poorly written and full of storyline gaps"

    Poorly written, mediocre on science, and filled with unidimensional characters. What a disappointment! I am still trying to understand why this would list as a NYT best seller.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Thammy M. 09-19-17
    Thammy M. 09-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Mind blowing from beginning to end"

    Douglas Richards managed to write a novel that catches you attention and flips your mind at each chapter in a way that it still feels accurate.
    The tech base on AGI is near tangible to the reader.

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    Kindle Customer 09-18-17
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    "Fun near future"

    Tech that feels real but is just a touch too far are prevalent in this novel. The character development is solid but does feel redundant at times. I recommend this book and others by the author. I am particularly fond of the additional information about the author's research.

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    anonymous but sincere MI 09-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "I hated this book and then...."

    I almost dumped this after the first few chapters, and then it all started to come together. I'm glad I stayed to the end, the concepts are better than the writing. Definitely worth the investment and raises some questions about where technology is taking us. Gave me new things to fear lol. Grudgingly 5 stars here, the content is the saving grace.

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    Kindle Customer 09-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "For the braniack group out there"

    This will appeal to the science heals who like a lot of details. Plenty to be had. I listened to this on my Kindle on a ten hour drive for company. The plot kept my interest. The last hour of author comments and more is worth while also.

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  • Tuomas
    9/21/17
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    "Best near future scifi I've read (listened)"

    Not flattened by superficial romance or too many god references this is the best book by Richards so far. Very believable tech, fair deal of philosophy and quite good amount of excitement for me.

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