Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears

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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.

"A fictional world where Portland is the hub for the most exciting advancements in technology... Jam packed with great references to deep Portland culture...and Portlandia-type references"
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William Hertling is the author of Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears, A.I. Apocalypse, and the forthcoming The Last Firewall. A fifteen year veteran of the technology industry, he holds ten patents on software and internet technology, developed web and social media strategy at Hewlett-Packard, and is a frequent speaker at SXSW Interactive. He’s been building online communities since 1986 when he ran seven phones lines into the back of his Apple //e to create an online chat system.

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"Chilling and compelling" -- Wired
"Avogadro Corp is a tremendous book that every single person needs to read... Avogadro Corp shows that science fiction is becoming science fact." --Brad Feld, author, VC & Co-Founder, Tech Stars & Foundry Group
"Highly entertaining, gripping, thought inspiring. Don't start without the time to finish." -- Gifford Pinchot III, founder Bainbridge Graduate Institute, author The Intelligent Organization

"An alarming and jaw-dropping tale about how something as innocuous as email can subvert an entire organization." -- Gene Kim, author of Visible Ops

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