Today is the official U.S. release date for the paperback version of my first book The Age of Em: Work, Love, and Life when Robots Rule the Earth. (U.K. version came out a month ago.) Here is the new preface:
I already bought the previous edition for kindle. Will it be updated to the new one?
Congrats! One of the few books that has grown on me *after* the reading.I will get to a proper review... one day.PS. Will second Foyer's question.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ag... is the updated e-version, I think.
Is the ebook already updated? If not, when is this expected?
I am glad to have inspired a related effort!
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Is there anywhere I can purchase a DRM-free ebook version? If not, could I get one if I pinky swear not to redistribute it?
"I know of no other analysis of a substantially-different-from-today future scenario that is remotely as thorough as Age of Em."
Indeed. There are books about a certain narrow subject in the far future(Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom) and there are many books like Francis Fukuyama's Our Posthuman Future, which despite its title was largely about the present and near future. When I first sat down to read The Age of Em, I was somewhat suspicious, given the nonsensical nature of much of science fiction. By the end, I was quite impressed, wondering why no one had thought to write such a book before. I'm currently writing a book which I hope will be the 2nd book of this strange new genre. It concerns an era of human genetic engineering and indefinite lifespan, with no artificial general intelligence ever created due to the associated dangers.