What Will the Singularity Feel Like?
What will the Singularity Feel Like? If you have read “Encounter at the Cassation,” by Bruce Sterling you probably know already that this is one of the most exciting and futuristic science fiction novels I have ever read. It takes place in “the future,” somewhere in the near future, but the setting of this novel makes it very compelling, because it gives you so much to imagine. You have flying spaceships that go from galaxy to another, where everyone has superpowers. But there is a danger as well, and this book starts off with an excellent plotline that keeps you guessing from start to finish.
What will the Singularity Feel Like? By James Van Der Leeuwenhoek has you imagining all kinds of possible futures, some are bad, some good. I particularly love how realistic Van Der Leeuwenhoek is with his descriptions of what people will look like in various future time periods. In one scene he mentions that by the year 3000, everyone will have digital eyes, because everybody will have a Pico Projector, and no one will need glasses to see the world anymore.
But then, things take a drastic turn for the worst when something goes wrong in Washington, and a holographic hacker named Madison comes to control the government. You get a whole spectrum of other problems, and you begin to realize that if the Singularity occurs, it will have a massive effect on our world and the future. This book continues to keep you interested throughout, because there is always something new to learn or think about. Recommended!