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Posted: Jun 19, 2012
New sci-fi novel: Immortality Wars
(Nanowerk News) It's been called "The Raptue for Nerds," that hypothetical future where artificial intelligence meets human immortality. It's a hotly debated concept that turns enthusiasts into zealots and skeptics into luddites.
What is it about the Singularity that causes such controversy and conflict? In an age where nanotechnology and stem cells could greatly extend human life, and where human-to-computer mind upload is discussed as casually as the latest iPad app, the Singularity may not be all it's cracked up to be.
Award-winning author and filmmaker "Joe Tripician offers up a tantalizing, satric and cautionary tale of one such vision.
Immortality Wars features Private Detective Harry Tidbit who is hired to save the State from terrorist attacks. One day Harry learns that his employers have plans to kill him, along with an entire generation of new immortals.
With help from an emergent intelligence, Harry repels the assaults, and perfects mind upload as a cure for his brother's terminal illness. But when competing factions vie to claim his discovery, Harry becomes their prime target.
Immortality Wars paints a wicked portrait of the near-future, one where technology’s goals require wars to bring them to creation. In this world human ingenuity is a saving grace, and immortality is not necessarily forever.
About the Author
Joe Tripician is an award-winning Producer/Writer/Director and Playwright. His work has been broadcast on Network and Cable television across America, Europe and Japan, and has shown at the Cannes Film Festival.
Joe received his first EMMY award for the documentary "Metaphoria" broadcast in the US on PBS in 1991.
Immortality Wars, now available on Amazon Kindle:
The first few Nanowerk visitors who email the author (email@example.com) and mention "Nanowerk" will get a free copy!