#SciFiMonth Waiting on Wednesday 11/18/20
Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that first originated at Breaking the Spine but has since linked up with “Can’t Wait Wednesday” at Wishful Endings now that the original creator is unable to host it anymore. Either way, this fun feature is a chance to showcase the upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!
The Future is Yours by Dan Frey (February 9th, 2021 by Del Rey Books)
This book has been lurking on the edge of my radar for a while, but a pitch I received for it earlier in the week has put it at the forefront of my mind again. There’s a hint of time travel in this, which can be tricky. Regardless, I am intrigued…
“Two best friends create a computer that can predict the future. But what they can’t predict is how it will tear their friendship—and society—apart.
If you had the chance to look one year into the future, would you?
For Ben Boyce and Adhi Chaudry, the answer is unequivocally yes. And they’re betting everything that you’ll say yes, too. Welcome to The Future: a computer that connects to the internet one year from now, so you can see who you’ll be dating, where you’ll be working, even whether or not you’ll be alive in the year to come. By forming a startup to deliver this revolutionary technology to the world, Ben and Adhi have made their wildest, most impossible dream a reality. Once Silicon Valley outsiders, they’re now its hottest commodity.
The device can predict everything perfectly—from stock market spikes and sports scores to political scandals and corporate takeovers—allowing them to chase down success and fame while staying one step ahead of the competition. But the future their device foretells is not the bright one they imagined.
Ambition. Greed. Jealousy. And, perhaps, an apocalypse. The question is . . . can they stop it?
Told through emails, texts, transcripts, and blog posts, this bleeding-edge tech thriller chronicles the costs of innovation and asks how far you’d go to protect the ones you love—even from themselves.”
Wow seems so interesting! But I wouldn’t like to see the future as I am too afraid.
I’m kinda with you there 🙂
I hope it will be a good one!
Me too 🙂
Interesting WoW 🙂
Oh nice! That’s a new to me one. I hope you enjoy it once you get to read it!
Here’s my WoW
Have a GREAT day!
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These things rarely end well. But that’s part of the fun!
I’m excited about this. Its giving me Three Laws Lethal vibes, for some reason😁
Same here, and also some Ready Player One vibes…maybe it’s the thing about the two best friends 🙂
Now that’s a tough question. Can’t wait to see your review when you get around to this.
I hope I do!
Huh, kind of interesting. The premise reminds me a bit about that one show (uh, I forget the name) but in that one the computer recreated the past.
Hmm, doesn’t ring a bell, but that does sound intriguing, lol!
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I really don’t know whether, given the opportunity, I would want to know the future. I sometimes think that ignorance is bliss. Very intriguing concept.