Dec 06, 11
Read from August 22 to September 15, 2011
An fast paced adventure with many twist and turns, memorable characters and a surprising ending. This author again demonstrates his writing abilities that left me pondering many theoretical and ethical questions. Instead of focusing on the story I will concentrate on the science that is the building blocks of the book.
As Trans-Human points out, Einstein propelled science probably a couple of hundred years forward for his theories has proven electromagnetic effects, gravity, wormholes and so much more which is all woven into the story. Fast forwarding to the present day era of astounding advancement in nanotechnology and artificial intelligence. On that subject I wonder how far scientist's will proceed and who will have control over technology that could be detrimental to the human race? The government? The military? Scientist's'?
Another very interesting theory presented in the book is the ability to delete a human being and afterwards bring them back to life. Even in forensics a great technician can recover data from a hard drive that has been erased and even damaged.
The author cleverly adds to the plot the ability to travel faster than the speed of light. There is evidence that was revealed after the book was published that the idea is quite possible maybe via subatomic particles.
In Trans-Human, is the A.I. the evil entity that wishes to destroy mankind or is it the nano's that created their own intelligence? I really enjoyed reading this sci-fi thriller and just wish the novel was longer. "(A.I.-More intelligence, more creativity, more perception, leads to greater truth. Limiting our knowledge has only led to stagnation and misery.)" In my humble opinion on the same plateau as C.S. Lewis's sci-fi. Fantastic book! Recommended to any sci-fi fan.