AN FBI AGENT HUNTS A NEW KIND OF TERRORIST THROUGH A WASHINGTON, DC, OF THE FUTURE IN THIS GROUNDBREAKING BOOK — AT ONCE A GRIPPING TECHNO-THRILLER AND FACT-BASED TOUR OF TOMORROW.
Burn-In: A Novel of the REAL Robotic Revolution is a new form of book, a cross of a novel and nonfiction. It is a technothriller, following a hunt for a terrorist through the streets of a future Washington DC. But baked into the story are over 300 factual explanations and predictions, replete with the nonfiction endnotes to show their source from the real world. The reader meets a new kind of hero for this genre, but through her hunt for a new kind of villain, they also learn about everything from how AI works to its impact on the future of politics, business, security, and even toys. Akin to fruit in a smoothie, it is a mix of entertainment and the latest research about important new issues that will soon shape all our lives.
As a result, Burn-In has garnered a unique set of early reviews, which range from the current or former heads of such groups as the CIA, NSA, US Navy, Marine Corps, NATO, and LinkedIn to a chess grandmaster and even the writer of Lost, Watchmen and the new Star Trek movies. More at: https://www.burninbook.com/reviews/
Of note to recent events is that the fiction/nonfiction of Burn-In also connects to a number of key issues coming out of the Coronavirus pandemic. While the trends it explores were already in play before the pandemic, all the data shows they’ve been drastically accelerated. Much of the population has been instantly thrown into distance learning and remote work, robots have been deployed into roles ranging from policing curfews to serving in hospitals, and AI tracking of society is scaling to whole new levels. After the outbreak is over, it is unlikely that 100% of these new roles and modes will simply return back. But it also means that all the tough social, political, legal, moral, security, and even family issues that the characters of Burn-In experience are going to come faster in the real world too…