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Heretic Book One in The Singularity Series One thousand years in the future humans no longer rule In the early twenty first century humanity marveled at its greatest creation Artificial Intelligence They di

  • Title: Heretic
  • Author: David Beers
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  • Page: 311
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  • Book One in The Singularity Series One thousand years in the future, humans no longer rule In the early twenty first century, humanity marveled at its greatest creation Artificial Intelligence They didn t foresee the consequences of such a creation, however.Deemed The Genesis, the Intelligence quickly decided humanity couldn t continue in its current form, that if i Book One in The Singularity Series One thousand years in the future, humans no longer rule In the early twenty first century, humanity marveled at its greatest creation Artificial Intelligence They didn t foresee the consequences of such a creation, however.Deemed The Genesis, the Intelligence quickly decided humanity couldn t continue in its current form, that if it did, destruction awaited the world Resorting to drastic measures, entire generations of humans grew from laboratories, and within a thousand years, the threat of destruction evaporated.Now, in a world where humans must meet specifications to continue living, a man named Caesar emerges Not meeting specifications, indeed, thinking things no human should, eyes fall on Caesar, eyes that could kill him or lift him up, lead him to tragedy or revolution.

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    1. Brennan on said:

      I didn't really enjoy it from the start, but I finished it because it's an easy and short read.I don't like Caesar. Or Leon. Or really anyone other than Grace. Their characters feel weak. There is really no deep development, only forced development after big events happen, like murdering family. Everything felt really obvious, and I didn't really feel convinced by anyone's motivations. The layout of the book was not enjoyable. The chapters which I guess we're meant to introduce the Named were ju [...]

    2. Sacha Valero on said:

      The Singularity Heretic by David Beers3 ½ – StarsHumans live on Earth, but an AI pretty much controls everything. Young children are given IQ tests to determine what they will go on to do for a living when they get older and because everything is provided by the AI, nobody complains. The book is a little 1984, combined with an underlying Soylent Green, and in some ways Farenheit 451. Those are all big books to live up to and I guess in some way's it does.The MC works in Population Control and [...]

    3. Guillermo Garcia on said:

      Great series! A book that can be classified currently as science fiction, but probably won't be science fiction in about 500 years!

    4. Scott on said:

      If you are looking for a well-written futuristic story filled with action, deception, and several plot twists keeping you on the edge of your seat, “Heretic: The Singularity” book 1 of the Singularity series by David Beers and narrated by Sean Patrick Hopkins should fill that void. It is not another feel-good robot story, but more a blending of many other artificial intelligence concepts found in other stories like: The Matrix, Logan’s Run, Terminator, Gattaca and 2001: A space odyssey. Mr [...]

    5. Tony Duxbury on said:

      This is an intriguing and nightmarish story in the same vein as the Matrix and Terminator, but from a different perspective. Artificial intelligence takes over the world with the purpose of saving humanity from itself. It weeds out the intelligent and any possible malcontents to create a perfect world, but also stamps out everything that makes mankind human. Every once in a while an aberration slips through the net and the latest is Caesar. He has questions that he can't answer and are too dange [...]

    6. Lily on said:

      Nothing matters at this point. I don't even know what I just read. I feel like my mind and everything I live for has been run over by a bulldozer. (view spoiler)[I can see why Ceaser wanted to fight back, I can see why he tried to save Laura, and why he hates the things he does. But I can see why Leon would go back to change things, I can see why Leon would want to stop Ceaser. Should humanity have the right to destroy themselves as they see fit? Is The Genesis just or not? I don't know, I don't [...]

    7. Ben Barishman on said:

      An embarrassingly obvious Ayn Rand fan-fic, wrapped in a cloak of "Brave New World". At first I thought, "perhaps I'm reading too much into this. Maybe the author is just spinning a dystopian yarn, everything doesn't have to be political". I tried to look past the boring, flat protagonist who has committed the sin of being too smart for the plebian masses (whoops, I mean "the Genesis"). I tried to look past the constant harping about personal freedoms that are mysteriously missing in this dystop [...]

    8. sh(e)reader on said:

      This started off promising, but then just seemed to plod along. I had trouble finishing, even though it wasn't that long of a book. It felt long to me. The whole "liquidation" thing just never quite clicked for me people are melted but they are still alive until consumed by the next generation. THAT is what finally finishes them. I'm thinking they aren't very alive once liquidated. And while Caesar's abhorrence at finding out that the liquidated persons are actually fed to the new crop of chil [...]

    9. Shelly Singhal on said:

      A grittier George OrwellThis was impossible to put down once I started it. Shades of Orwell along with some clever wordplay (Like the train named Galt). It's not a clean story of good versus evil. The damage humans do the environment is serious and yet what's the ultimate balance?Thought provoking and compelling. This is the kind of stuff that should be taught in school. Double plus good.

    10. Steven Wade on said:

      First salvo of a dystopian novel. Not a miss.This book really makes you think. The singularity is in many ways an amalgamation of all political persuasions and the ideas and fears presented are current and real in modern society. Unfortunately there is too much thought and not enough action for me in this opening novel.

    11. BenjaminThomas on said:

      Better than expectedI gave it five stars because it was page turner, and in the end was better than expected. You can't beat that right? I love books that surpass my expectations. Towards the end a lot of things begin to fall into place. That's where the depths of the story are revealed so have patience and.wait for it.

    12. Beverly Riemann on said:

      I really liked this book and would have given a five star if not for how short it was. I don't like how you have to pay more for the next installments. It's like they get you to pay full price if you want the whole story.

    13. Richard on said:

      The singularity refers to the artificial intelligence that oversees and rules mankind for the benefit of mankind. Unfortunately, there are some serious negative effects.

    14. Austin Myers on said:

      Another slow pacedAnother slow paced never ending series to force readers into multiple purchases. I for one have had enough and refuse to be sucked into it.

    15. Moonquartz on said:

      The Singularity is a serial with the Heretic being the first book. It is a sci-fi thriller with a hint of romance, told as a POV, the author Beer and the protractors best friend Leon. Set in a distant future Beers explores a utopian dream that man could live in harmony if onlyYup you guessed it – the Big IF. Beers also exploits man’s other dream to one day create! We have all heard that “to err is human” or so they say and so any man’s creation would likely be errant too. The only way [...]

    16. Brian Switzer on said:

      In 2051 science made its greatest achievement- computers that were self aware. It didn't take the system, dubbed Genesis, to see mankind's future was at peril- the environment was in ruin, mankind was perpetually at the brink of nuclear holocaust, and man was clearly the Earth's greatest enemy. Genesis' elegant solution- reduce humankind to just another part of the earth- no more and no less important than any other species.The way to do so was savagely rip out anything that made humans distinct [...]

    17. Stephe on said:

      NO spoilers!Opening Setup: Wham bam, straight to the point, immediately hooked me from the first sentence on. Which is pretty hard to do, as I have the attention span of a – oooh, shiny! *runs toward the TV*Character Development: Superb. I invested in Caesar and Grace so fast, it made my head spin (for lack of a better cliché). Nothing that Leon and April did surprised me at all, because of the way their characters were presented. I adored the addition of Jerry into the mix, in fact I was bet [...]

    18. Norma on said:

      ( Format : Audiobook )""It's not going to end well, for anyone.""From the very beginning, the reader is sucked into this imaginative story with Caesar's recollection of seeing his "first liquidation" as a child, the description hinting at the scenes more likely to be found in accounts of public hangings in the past than the expected sterile executions of the future. The supposedly almost perfect future, controlled by an A.I. for the benefit of human kind, free from war, hunger, loneliness, most [...]

    19. PrintedAdventures on said:

      This felt like a very long introduction. It was written creatively, from at least two different perspectives. One was the narration by third person, the other portion being written by one of the characters as a sort of history as the book moves forward. The world building was well done and complex. But as I continued to read all I kept thinking of was Asimov books I had read. Not that this was about robots necessarily. But the premise of an intelligent being created by humans and then deciding t [...]

    20. Susan on said:

      This is the first book in The Singularity series. The book ends in what I'd call a soft cliffhanger. This book ends at a logical stopping point, but you will want all the open ended questions left open answered. So I at least am going to read Book 2. One thousand years in the future the world is controlled by The Genesis (an artificial intelligence) and everyone is programmed to think and act in the same ways. The Genesis is "The Singularity." It is an intelligence that is everywhere at the same [...]

    21. Bruce McLennan on said:

      This one was a bit different but a the same time there were elements of it I had read somewhere before. The plot is great, artificial intelligence has overcome all and the human race is in grave danger of evolving into a drone world of mediocrity. Along comes Caesar who survives the purge of all people with above average intelligence to, we presume, save the human race from the machine. I enjoyed the writing but sometimes found myself skipping ahead as concepts were often repeated. The book deal [...]

    22. Steven D. Yates on said:

      Pretty good book I liked itThe book had a reasonable premise and it's actually pretty timely considering the likes of Stephen Hawking, Steve Jobs, and others all say the singularity is something that should never be created because the things that happen could be as described in this book.I didn't notice many typos which is unusual, in fact the only one I noticed was one case where he used the word hear instead of here. That may seem like such a tiny not but when most of these books have many er [...]

    23. Lori on said:

      3.5 starsGood start to a series. Overall an entertaining and engaging listen. It was an interesting and unique story. An unusual take on a futuristic society. A future where thinking different can get you killed. It has before and it will again. Artificial Intelligence called The Genesis has changed the rules for humans. Conform or face the consequences. What price would society pay to live in a Utopian world?The story pulls you in almost immediately with a rather gruesome picture/description of [...]

    24. Jennifer Beckmeyer on said:

      This book has a good story line and a well-developed world that is built, but that is all it has. The chapters will intermittently switch over to an extremely boring almost history - book - like view of the world. This book resembles George Orwell's 1984 in the beginning and even goes so far as to make reference to that book. The 1st change of character is extremely sudden, the rest are fairly smooth and natural, but that 1st one gets shoved down the readers throat and is even brought up later i [...]

    25. Lisa Rector on said:

      Well written novelThis was a fresh take on a futuristic world run by artificial intelligence. The writing flowed well. The main character was complex and realistic. The only reason I rated the novel four stars was because some of the characters' thought were a bit tedious. I wanted to get to the action, but sometimes the characters just hashed decisions and thoughts and feelings to death.The author did an interesting thing with the POV. Part of the story was written as a book, told from the best [...]

    26. Ingrid on said:

      The stories that I have heard, watched, or read in which machines take over all seem to culminate in humanity fighting back fairly early on though we see it beginning and then a great battle begins to fight it. The Singularity is too sneaky for that. The Singularity slips in under the guise of saving humanity and, before we even notice it, ends up ruling over us with an iron fist. But even that iron fist is deceptively soft. So what happens when the most intelligent among us are deemed "unnecess [...]

    27. Jess on said:

      This book reminded me vaguely of 1984, but just vaguely. The book's main character even mentions 1984 which made me smile.In this world a super computer built by humans has taken over humanities choices. To accomplish this it does a sort of selective breeding to make humans more average in all aspects. This is ostensibly to protect humanity and the world from the humans themselves. It does this by removing humans from the gene pool selectively. If they have some form of genetic defect they are d [...]

    28. Anna on said:

      Great Read~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~This is a Copy of My Review~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~The Singularity: Heretic, an alternative universe/timeline story by David Beers is an excellent read. I found myself drawn in from the very first page. When I finally put it down, I was very surprised to find it was 4:00 a.m. and I had been reading all night. To me, that is what a great story is all about.The storyline was well written, flowing from one page to the next. The characters were well d [...]

    29. Vic Falconer on said:

      Great first book!Beers has woven a tale of Utopia - populated by humans living happy lives in giant towers, with food, entertainment, and all creature comforts available to them with a thought. They work their happy lives in jobs chosen for them by Genesis, the AI developed 1000 years earlier to help mankind lead a more peaceful existence.And it worked. Crime is all but eliminated. Jealousy, greed, competition is gone. But Genesis isn't perfect and occasionally someone with a very high IQ slips [...]

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