Author: Dan Frey
Genre: General Fiction/Mystery & Thrillers/Sci-Fi
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Publication Date: February 9, 2021
Book Description: 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.
Rating: 3 Stars
Review: This is a mix-genre book that makes us question, if you could know your future, would you want to? Ben and Adhi, meet at Stanford University and become close friends. After Ben graduates and Adhi, in Post-graduate studies, they come up with a plan to build technology that will allow you to connect your computer to future.
As you can imagine, this raises a lot of thoughtful questions as they bring this technology to life. As they bring more people into the project, terrible outcomes are occurring, eventually causing a rift between our two protagonists.
Told through, emails, texts, articles and depositions, Frey welds together an at times riveting story that will leave you with more questions than answers at times.
This is a unique story and it is fast-paced. This will be a great book for discussions. It looks like it is being developed for TV and I will totally watch this.
Thank you NetGalley and Del Rey Books for an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.