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Avogadro Corp: The Singularity is Closer than It Appears

Singularity, Singularity Series Book 1

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


David Ryan is the designer of ELOPe, an email language optimization program, that if successful, will make his career. But when the project is suddenly in danger of being canceled, David embeds a hidden directive in the software accidentally creating a runaway artificial intelligence.

David and his team are initially thrilled when the project is allocated extra servers and programmers. But excitement turns to fear as the team realizes that they are being manipulated by an A.I. who is redirecting corporate funds, reassigning personnel and arming itself in pursuit of its own agenda.



“A tremendous book that every single person needs to read. In the vein of Daniel Suarez’s Daemon and Freedom(TM), William’s book shows that science fiction is becoming science fact. Avogadro Corp describes issues, in solid technical detail, that we are dealing with today that will impact us by 2015, if not sooner. Not enough people have read these books. It’s a problem for them, but not for the [emergent] machines.”
— Brad Feld, managing director Foundry Group, cofounder TechStars

“A highly entertaining, gripping, thought inspiring book. Don’t start without the time to finish — it won’t let you go.”
— Gifford Pinchot III, founder Bainbridge Graduate Institute, author THE INTELLIGENT ORGANIZATION.

“An alarming and jaw-dropping tale about how something as innocuous as email can subvert an entire organization. I found myself reading with a sense of awe, and read it way too late into the night.”
— Gene Kim, author VISIBLE OPS

“A fascinating look at how simple and benign advancements in technology could lead to the surprise arrival of the first AI. And like all good techno-thrillers, the reality of AI is less than ideal.”
— Jason Glaspey on SILICON FLORIST

Customer Reviews

Near Future Sci-Fi

This book is how an A.I. Born unintentionaly could come about. It is nice to see how coders and programmers would do in a situation like this one. Leaves you with some feelings of WOW when you are done. Dont forget the other books in this series.

Really enjoyed the story but what's up with all the mistakes?!

Has this book not been proofread?
There are so many English mistakes that it is seriously distracting. Grammar, spelling, the the, missing words, etc...
Pretty sure the author meant palpable, not palatable. The feeling in the room was noticeable not agreeable to the palate.

Is it sci fi or is it happening today ?

As a long time practitioner of the art of computer
science, I find William Hertling's "Avogadro Corp"
to be a thought provoking journey into a future with artificial intelligence.
The discussion of software, hardware, encryption,
firewalls, routers, bots within masterful storytelling
lends credence to the author's depth of knowledge.
I can't wait to see what happens in the next three books in this series !

Avogadro Corp: The Singularity is Closer than It Appears
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  • $2.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: High Tech
  • Published: Nov 22, 2011
  • Publisher: William Hertling
  • Seller: Smashwords
  • Print Length: 279 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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