Technis Dei: The Digital Prophecy
Kelly Pierce, online marketing pro, discovers a snippet of code leading to the darkest side of online power as the world thrills to political mud wrestling and reality shows. Artificial Intelligence is sought like a messiah while the Singularity grows closer with each phase of Moore's law, calling the digerati to calling the digerati to line up at the starting gate as one man jumps the gun. More
Technis Dei: The Digital Prophecy is Big Brother on steroids.
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 as a newbie 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 - and everything connected to it.
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 framily style, each helping the other, group meals and support. She gains the help of bloggers, gamers and other 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. He who controls the data controls the world, can forecast the future and more. Every feed, every CCTV, every media that uses technology connects through the internet, providing data. One young woman is the world's hope against subjugation worse than any dystopian pit.