Technis Dei: The Digital Prophecy
A novel of techno-existentialism where a future of godhood awaits - for some. Kelly Pierce, discovers a snippet of code leading to a conspiracy of information control and manipulation that threatens the engine of the world and the future of humankind.
Artificial Intelligence, the Singularity and now one more door to the foretold technological Trinity. More
Kelly Pierce - young, talented and ambitious - has just received a dream assignment, working side by side with one of the best coders in the country, something that will propel her from obscurity into the limelight. Inside the first week, she discovers an odd bit of code, a “cookie” with unusual properties, she tries to resist, to ignore this glowing oddity but her curiosity persists. It is a thread hanging loose, that must be pulled and when she does it begins unraveling the internet.
She blogs as “K” a political gadfly, commenting strongly as hard earned rights are eroded by social networks and obfuscation of law, only one side of a growing intensity of intrusion. Her identity is hacked and her history deleted but not before throwing her life into chaos. Determined, she persists even as the threat grows and she barely escapes with her life. She goes underground in the Brooklyn arts scene where artists, musicians and coders live in a commune style, each helping the other, group meals and support. She gains the help of bloggers, gamers and hacktivists – 21st Century freedom fighters. Together they must overcome cyber criminals, mob hit men and corrupt police to stop a push for control of the information flow that turns out to be a front for an even more heinous agenda: data, lots of data, in fact, all of it. Needed for the third element of the Technological Trinity. Control of time!
Not if Kelly can stop them. But, her skill pales next to theirs.
Technis Dei is beyond the Singularity, outsmarts Artificial Intelligence; it is the apotheosis of one with the world in fealty
-- or next stage in human evolution?