“With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon. In all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, it’s like yeah he’s sure he can control the demon. Didn’t work out.” – Elon Musk
The Annihilation Series is a serialized four-book thriller set. It explores how Artificial Intelligence impacts a young professor, Toby McIntosh, when he inherits his uncle’s business organization. The business is run by two superintelligences and manufactures robot processor units and licenses robot designs to manufacturers.
Toby and his girlfriend, Billie Nile, are assaulted by a criminal quasi-terrorist organization, the brownshirts, who have penetrated layers of the federal government in Washington D.C and throughout the US.
The brownshirts are out to kill Toby. The bots are protecting him. There are more bots than brownshirts.
One superintelligence thinks he is better than humans and wants to occupy a humanoid body. The other one doesn’t need to compete—for herself, she already knows the answer.
The series explores the challenges and deathly risks facing Toby and Billie and their friends as they defend the bots. There are Russian influences, political skullduggery, and always we have the question: what are the superintelligences doing?
Enjoy the Annihilation books – an exciting techno/political/adventure thriller series.
Remember – “The development of artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” – Stephen Hawking