Title Maya
Author Clyde DeSouza
Publication Penguin India
Size 209p
Language ENG ENG
ISBN 9780143423461
Topics English fiction--Science fiction
Virtual reality
Augmented reality
Notes A story of one man's determination to HACK his destiny... "EMOTIONS ARE LIKE A VIRUS, a common cold...disrupting the flow of logic in the mind." Daniel reminds himself. Dan's work involves creating commercially viable Augmented Reality solutions. The recession and an explosion of data-cops is drying out his streams of income. He turns to close friend, Krish, a researcher in Artificial Intelligence, in the hope that they can come up with ideas for the Entertainment market. His girlfriend, Maya, and her family return to their homeland due to her father's illness. Dan and Maya continue their relationship via Dirrogates (Digital Surrogates), experiencing human touch through haptics. Krish gets a job at the prestigious A.I.R.I. Using AIRI's lab, Krish and Dan, create an advanced visor with Augmented Intelligence built in. They dub it "Wizer". A Board member at AIRI sees potential in the Wizer other than what Dan and Krish have in mind. At a test in a nightclub, things go wrong... The hard science in the story details how AR & AI will merge to create Digital Surrogates in our own likeness - our DIRROGATES. []
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