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by Mark Oetjens (Goodreads Author)
Thirty-five year-old former Marine Roy Michaelson is dying of cancer. Before he undergoes an experimental new surgery, having his mind uploaded into a computer, Roy promises his wife Carolyn that he will see her after the surgery. But when he wakes up, Carolyn is not there and his world is forever changed.
Kindle Edition, 21 pages
Published July 20th 2013 by Conquer Publishing
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After reading Ray Kurzweil's book "The singularity is near", I read this book that Ray recommended. It deals with the question of how we deal with new technological achievements, in this case uploading the mind in a computer. The reason for the upload in this case was a terminal disease. Alas, the download of the consciousness into a robot 27 years later, is abused by the Army. Very touching story, believable characters and a great plot. I will definitely read more work of Mark.
I was born in 1971 and grew up in suburban Chicago. As a child I was diagnosed with Dystonia, a debilitating neuromuscular disorder. Though there is no cure for Dystonia, surgeries and rehabilitation allowed me to walk with only a slight limp by the time I started high school. I received a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Anthropology, both from Northern Illinois University. As an adult a brain ...moreMore about Mark Oetjens...