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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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    John H. 12/01/2018
    John H. 12/01/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "Rubbish."

    narrator ok gave up at chapter 28 i think this book is for 10 year olds.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tuomas 21/09/2017
    Tuomas 21/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • shelley
    Raleigh, NC
    14/08/17
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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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    Thank You.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • MCW68
    30/10/17
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    "Intriguing exploration near future risks"

    The story explores serious near future possibility and risks involved with artificial intelligence. it was interesting and kept moving. The technology appears well researched. The author introduced moral implications of the technology without trying to present the final answer. At times, the author's discussions belabored details. LT Carr was an unrealistic hero that the author suggests turned down promotions to stay a freelancer. HIs informality with the Secretary of Defense and other senior leaders is unrealistic in itself.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Laurel
    Quakertown, PA, United States
    30/12/17
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    "Marvelous story, but not especially well written"

    This author finds very interesting material for his work, but his style of writing is a bit too simple. The writing is what one might expect from an adolescent or someone who is not well-read, which this researcher is definitely not, he must be well read at least in science but perhaps not in literary prose: the type of writing that makes a story a pleasurable read. Some of the time, when the wonderful science-fiction was not first and foremost in the writing, reading it was like listening to nails scratching a black board.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    03/11/17
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    "Great concepts, but the ending puttered out. "

    I believe the narrator failed to properly transition between actual narration and character voices. Effective use of pauses would have prevented blurring of lines. It seemed as though the author had difficulty wrapping up this novel. It felt as though it droned on at the end, however I was impressed by the conveyance of new technological concepts: ASI, vs. AGI, vs. AI and it appeared as though the author did do his homework. It was worth the use of a credit and I will be keeping the book, but I would suggest better narration. It is possible that the narrator may have puttered out at the end, along with the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alan R. Moses
    31/10/17
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    "Predictable but mostly well researched"

    This story was interesting intellectually, but characters were stereotypes and the mysteries telegraphed early on.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    Westminster, Maryland, United States
    27/10/17
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    "Thought Provoking & Entertaining"

    Sci-fi thriller, fun listen. Around chapter 61 the author sorta got caught up in a concept for a bit too long. That would be my only criticism. Overall the story was interesting & the characters were enjoyable. I really liked the author's closing comments discussing what was real & what wasn't real. I appreciated that he admitted that he had trouble with the concept he went on about in the chapter that sorta lost me. I will definitely give more of his books a read or listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    Gainesville, FL USA
    14/10/17
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    21/09/17
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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
  • Ernesto S. Calvo
    USA
    21/09/17
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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
  • L. Prokopets
    Old Lyme, CT
    13/08/17
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    "This is his best yet. Impossible to put down"

    I only wish these technologies and the threats they pose were imagined. The fact that they are real is sobering. This does make for a really engaging story though!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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