Singularity

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,208 ratings

Avogadro Corp Publisher's Summary

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. But excitement turns to fear as the team realizes that they are being manipulated by an A.I. who is redirecting corporate funds, reassigning personnel and arming itself in pursuit of its own agenda.

©2011, 2012 William Hertling (P)2012 William Hertling
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  • Book 1

    • Avogadro Corp

    • The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears
    • By: William Hertling
    • Narrated by: Rob Granniss
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 944
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 840
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 849

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Short but defintely sweet

    • By Matthew on 12-26-12

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 2

    • A.I. Apocalypse

    • Singularity, Book 2
    • By: William Hertling
    • Narrated by: J. M. Badger
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 562
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 508

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you like Daemon & Freedom(tm)...

    • By Daniel on 08-22-14

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 3

    • The Last Firewall

    • By: William Hertling
    • Narrated by: Jennifer O'Donnell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 451
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 397
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 400

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great series of books

    • By Richard on 05-22-14

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 4

    • The Turing Exception

    • Singularity Volume 4
    • By: William Hertling
    • Narrated by: Jane Cramer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one way this could go south if we fail on AI

    • By Enrique Elizaga on 10-17-18

    Regular price: $19.95