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After On: Emergent Fiction from the Technology of our Moment

After On: Emergent Fiction from the Technology of our Moment

Rob Reid

About This Talk

October 24, 02017
A veteran entrepreneur turns a satirical eye on Silicon Valley in his new science fiction novel. Rob Reid’s latest book "After On" was written in part at The Interval and actually features our establishment in the story. Set in present day San Francisco, the story includes an app gone wild, super AI risk, the promise & peril of synthetic biology, and lone wolf terrorism. But it’s only scifi, right?

Rob Reid founded the company which built the Rhapsody music service. This is his second novel; Year Zero in 02012. Rob recently launched an "After On" podcast where he discusses at the science, tech, and social issues that feature in the novel with experts in related fields.
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