Based in part on the online bet at a longbets.org/4/ by Craig Mundie, the Chief Research and Strategy Officer at Microsoft; and Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman at Google, that jets will soon be flown without pilots and by computer alone, this fast paced and very plausible thriller could just as easily be in the news as on the bookstands.
Set a few years in the near future, but born in No More
The day of planes without pilots is coming…. today’s autopilot technology can already take-off, fly a pre-planned route and land with little or no human help.
Pilots do provide hours of experience and an emergency backup to the flight computers, but if more accidents are caused by human error than aircraft malfunctions, it’s probably only a matter of time before computers take over entirely.
Two esteemed technology executives, Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman from Google and Craig Mundie, the Chief Research and Strategy Officer at Microsoft have had an online wager since 2002 about the future of planes without pilots.
The on-going success and implementation of drones in war and surveillance roles, is well known and who knows, a pilotless plane might be somewhere over your head right now.
PRIVATE JETS is a near future thriller that has many themes and sub-plots from planes without pilots, international kidnapping, enemies against America and home-grown terrorists; most readers think it would make a great movie.
So far, it’s just a page turner, but if you like a very possible and plausible, fast paced storyline, you’ll find PRIVATE JETS a great story in many ways.