Miles to Go asks us all to question what is at stake at the core of being human. In the first book of this science fiction trilogy, John Lunsford explores the very essence of the human spirit and the desire of a 34,000-year-old android to escape the machine that has become his prison. Meanwhile, an international consortium races at all costs to kill nanotechnology, the key to that escape. They have targeted scientist Grant Thornton, who wants to rebuild the world, and Ordwyn Summers, a cop who wants to protect him. Are we prepared for the unknown that awaits us if we become what we build? Does that future, with its certainty of artificial intelligence, hold our transformation or our extinction?
“. . . the power of ideas to transform the world is itself accelerating. Although people readily agree with this observation when it is simply stated, relatively few observers truly appreciate its profound implications.”
“I don’t think most people understand just how quickly machine intelligence is advancing. It’s much faster than almost anyone realizes even within Silicon Valley—and certainly outside Silicon Valley, people really have no idea.”