Infinity Born

  • Title: Infinity Born
  • Author: Douglas E. Richards
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Infinity Born A breathtaking near future thriller From the NY Times bestselling author whose books have been downloaded over a million times When DARPA s billion dollar program to create Artificial Superintelligenc
    A breathtaking near future thriller From the NY Times bestselling 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 futA breathtaking near future thriller From the NY Times bestselling 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 Richards is a worthy successor to Michael Crichton SF Book Richards is a tremendous new talent Stephen Coonts who can keep you turning the pages all night long Douglas Preston Near Future Science Fiction Thrillers by Douglas E RichardsWIRED Wired 1 AMPED Wired 2 MIND S EYE Nick Hall 1 BRAINWEB Nick Hall 2 MIND WAR Nick Hall 3 New in 2016QUANTUM LENSSPLIT SECONDGAME CHANGER New in 2016INFINITY BORN New in 2017Kids Science Fiction Thrillers 9 and up, enjoyed by kids and adults alike TRAPPED Prometheus Project 1 CAPTURED Prometheus Project 2 STRANDED Prometheus Project 3 THE DEVIL S SWORDOUT OF THIS WORLD

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    About Douglas E. Richards


    1. Douglas E Richards was born on May 7th, 1962 He grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio with his parents and his sister, Pam He went to Finneytown High School, and then graduated with a degree in microbiology from Ohio State University, a master s degree in molecular biology from the University of Wisconsin, and a master s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Douglas now lives in San Diego, California with his wife, Kelly, his two children, and his two dogs.


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    1. Highly recommend this book.Fascinating read, what technology can do for the human race. Just think, especially if you're seventy something like me; did you ever thought when you picked up your first book to read, one day you were going to download and read anything you want on a device like kindle? You have to be patient, story starts eight years ago and jumps to eight years after. Keep a open mind, don't just look at it as another sci-fi story. Author did read and researched great deal, all lis [...]

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    2. Infinity Born (Kindle Edition) by Douglas E. Richards Meh. Yes really. The book never really got me engaged nor suspended my disbelief. About one third of the way through, I almost quit. But I read the reviews and decided to give it another chance. Time wasted really. There is nothing new here to see. All the characters are one dimensional and pretty much cookie cutter. the plot is driven by the characters, but there are very few surprises along the way. And yea, the ending is as lame as the res [...]

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    3. Hi. This is not a review, I just wanted to alert those who follow my reviews that my new novel, Infinity Born, is now available. If you choose to give it a try, I hope that you will enjoy it. Thanks! Doug.

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    4. Infinity Born is a techno-thriller, speculative fiction, sci-fi thriller, near-future thriller. So many names for one of my favorite genres. I prefer to call them techno-thrillers. Technology run amock, man against machine, etc. Not only are they fast paced and fun to read, they also give me so much to think about. New ideas and speculation on where our current technology is headed. I love these!I have to admit that my favorite part of the book is at the end when the author gives us a synopsis a [...]

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    5. I liked it. It's in The Sweet Spot of my genre. But there was something methodical about it. I've read a lot of books by this author. And they all seem so similar. The plot was great. The characters were well-developed. the world was built wonderfully. So what was wrong? I don't know. There was just something missing. A spark. I've read worse, and I read better. And I'm still on the fence about how I feel about it. I have the audio version and I may listen to it and that may give me new prospect [...]

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    6. A very provocative and fast paced story. What intrigued and captured my interest in particular was the discussion of sentient artificial (inappropriate word) intelligence. The author, Doug Richards, provides a thorough and convincing summary of the field and the various scenarios that might arise should this field be allowed to run its course.The novel is the delivery system, so to speak. But the larger purpose is to inform, instruct and provoke readers to think about the larger issues. Though t [...]

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    7. One of my favorite books that I've read this year. Fast paced thriller that takes a look at where research in Artificial Intelligence could lead us. Once we've determined that something CAN be done, the moral question of whether we SHOULD do it must be answered. These questions are covered from multiple perspectives.

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    8. I enjoyed this book. The characters were one-dimensional in my opinion, but the story gave you a lot to think about.

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    9. Read this book!This may be our future. As a novel, it has everything you need to enjoy it. But more then that, if you want a glimpse of our future, read on. The references at the end of the novel, will keep you busy in researching the concepts presented and it allowed me to realise, how close we are to some the concepts being reality.

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    10. Should have been better More an action story with a good deal of chat. There is a serious disconnect apropos ethics. Deeds are explained away with very little argument and a lot of agreement.It would have been a much better novel if ASI(Artificial super intelligence) would have won the day early on in book.

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    11. This is a really fascinating story that grabs you. We start off with Issac Jacobs, a genius with no formal education who discovers a means of fuel less space travel. Instead of 'gifting' this discovery to mankind, he patents it and uses it to colonize the moon and mars while also mining the asteroid belt. He becomes a trillionaire and the hero of the world.Many tech companies have moved away from Silicon Valley to Turloc due to the expense and Issac Jacobs is one of them. Then on day part of the [...]

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    12. Author Douglas Richards clearly likes to read scientific articles, extrapolate futuristic ideas from those articles and then write stories that combine those ideas with “thriller” aspects. But I guess that’s the very definition of a “techno-thriller”.For the “techno” portion of the story, the book description leads you to believe AI is the major technical thrust of the plot. AI is certainly a major plot point, but there are a number of other expansive future-tech ideas that are maj [...]

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    13. 1 Star. Halfway through I thought it was going to be 3 stars, since the premise was interesting enough to keep me going, but the plot just kept going downhill.A third of the book is just one long essay speculating on the future of humanity and the morals of emerging technologies.The rest was just a narrative that grows increasinly more boring, meaningless, and predictable the further the story gets. The characters all talk and act like highschoolers. A Russian superspy laughs and sneers like a c [...]

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    14. Really quite poor treatise on the populist memes of current research into AI, packaged as a 'thriller' that didn't thrill me in the slightest. Poor characterization, windy and unrealistic exposition uttered by bland, uninteresting people & badly described 'action' sequences - doesn't really pass muster as a competent near-future exploration IMHO.Worth it for the 99p I paid though.

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    15. Aaaarggghhh. The author has no spark of imagination whatsoever. How can he be claiming to write science fiction. He can't even write a good thriller. Everything is too stereotypical and cliched.Even teenage geek fanboys will tire of this after a while, but his fans seem to be at a much lower stage of evolution.

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    16. Richards AGAIN hits one outta the park!Simply put: I'm jealous. Envious? Both! This man has written books I've only been able to write in my mind, like short stories, every time I read of yet another technological innovation. Exponential growth in every human effort hasn't been unnoticed by this gal because of a steady diet of sci-fi since I was 13 years old. Always a dreamer, the "what if's" that followed closing one book after another have made me almost unsurprised when fiction became fact. [...]

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    17. I just finished 'Infinity Born', which is probably the most thought provoking thing I have read in a long time. If your not familiar with Richard's writing this is an excellent place to start. He has taken our world and mixed a very small amount of 'What If' in the current and ongoing quest for advanced Artificial Intelligence - A.I. is already here and in common use. SIRI, Google, Echo, and many others are forms of A.I which while obvious when pointed out was not something I had actually realiz [...]

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    18. At last, I really love the cover and tittle. Very science fiction. It really shows what the story is all about. I respect Mr. Richards for being able to make great story. I have no doubt about all his science fiction story. It is a must read for me. This is stand alone story. Not continuation from his Nick Hall series. The main character is Cameron Carr, Naval lieutenant and special ops, in USA. He was tasked with the job to solve who sabotaged US efforts to develop AGI program. The other charac [...]

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    19. Reading this book felt like a lit review of all the cool things that are happening in technology today: artificial intelligence, computers that can design themselves, asteroid mining, bioprinting, simulations, and more. It was a breath of fresh air after all the utter crap I've read lately, even though there was so much stuff from real life in it I kind of wondered where the originality was. The characters are made of wet paper bags; they are all super geniuses and/or super good at tactical stuf [...]

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    20. I picked this book out of curiosity and the appealing (to me) front page :). I have to admit not being familiar with earlier work of the author, so I went in as blank as possible.TopThe subject of the book (Artificial Intelligence and other cool tech) is very interesting and very much of this time. If you like to think of the more human aspects of technology and problems that might arise when implementing high tech like AI, then you'll probably enjoy this book. There's a lot to think about. Even [...]

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    21. To believe that I used this book to get over my finals!Every single book by Richards I've read leave me feeling truly stupid and curious about so much going on in the world of technology. This one actually rings very close with a Netflix series that actually does allow people to transfer their consciousness among bodies (or sleeves) But that series obviously doesn't delve into the theological aspects of this.Anyhow. Quick review. Billionaire scientist looks like he's become mad billionaire scien [...]

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    22. I'm generally a big fan of Mr. Richards' work, but this one kind of fell flat for me. It presented some very interesting ideas (like Artificial Super Intelligence, kinetic weapons, and bio-printing), but the characters were pretty bland. There was only one character that was a bit layered, but soooo smart that it bordered on omnicience. I never really felt like any of the good guys were in danger because there was always a hidden plan.(view spoiler)[If a character was about to die, it was reveal [...]

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    23. This is an excellent read. I'd call this near future science fiction thriller. To get that you combine artificial intelligence, spies, biologic printers, special forces and space travel sometime in say the 2030s or so. I often complain about books where the characters are stupid people getting themselves into situations by being stupid. This is exactly the opposite. Everyone in this book is either a genius, billionaire, elite soldier or supermodel. Most are some combination of more than one of t [...]

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    24. I liked Split Second by Douglas E. Richards so I gave Infinity Born a shot. It's even better!This is just the sort of book I like, good action and plot, but grounded in a bit of scientific reality. Of course, the science is stretched a bit but not so much that it's completely unbelievable.The plot does have one downside which I cannot say too much about without giving away spoilers, but suffice to say that one major point give too much of an out for the main characters. Are they dead? Are they a [...]

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    25. The scientific content of this story is really compelling: artificial general intelligences, bio-engineering, and the nature of consciousness.Unfortunately, each of the 4 protagonists are described as being various levels of "brilliant" - but each of them engages in dialog at the level of fifth-graders. Perhaps that makes the concepts in the story more accessible, but - for me at least - much less enjoyable when I have to suspend disbelief that the "brilliant" characters are acting like idiots f [...]

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    26. I'm very very glad I don't read the last few pages first--because Douglas E. Richards always lays out what is truth and what is fiction! I will say one thing--a lot of research into scientific ideas is done by this author before he writes the sometimes bone chilling SciFi novels that he does. And this one will send chills up and down your spine just wondering if this could really totally occur!This one has twists I really did not see coming. Who is real? What is ASI and why is it being sought af [...]

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    27. When a top-secret DARPA project on AGI is sabotaged, Navy Lieutenant Cameron Carr is assigned a one-man mission to find whoever was responsible. It’s not just American security at stake, hostile forces are also seeking control over Artificial General Intelligence, a self-aware computer that can control the world, and which poses a threat to all of humanity.Infinity Born by Douglas E. Richards is a thriller without parallel. Chocked full of nonstop action and intrigue, with a backdrop of high-t [...]

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    28. Intense and a great ReadI thought this was one of the better books that I've read in a while. The story was interesting and thrilling. There are good surprises. it's fast paced. There were a couple of very technical parts that got a little slow. What I found is the concepts discussed were fascinating, specifically, the computing related. I was more sceptical of some of the biological.Quick scenario:Mad computer scientist blows a big hole in his community and kills his family. Years later a story [...]

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    29. Infinity Born Review: Fascinating ReadLike I said in the header, this is a fascinating read. It moves along without leaving an unscientific reader in the dust. I agree that ASI can be extremely dangerous. I am not a fear monger; however, to get humans to work together to ensure the proper use of any ASI would be a monumental project. Any agreements that were established at one time could be wiped out with the stroke of a pen. Jules Verne wrote accurately of the future and I couldn't help thinkin [...]

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    30. Not Bad!As a computer scientist myself, these kinds of books fascinate me and while most books of this type involve a lot of handwavium, this book is also filled with some truths see can see right now.This book tells of a possible future for mankind as well as addressing our fears that an artificial intelligence could grow and decide that the best way it can help humanity is to totally eradicate it. But the main thing I took away from this book isn't can we create such levels of artificial intel [...]

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