Every five years the Director of National Intelligence releases a pretty substantial report on growing trends and they've recently released one called "The Paradox of Progress." It's a fairly substantial report with numerous implications on American geopolitical positioning based on the assessments and assumptions made within it, and it's a report that most Americans will never consider reading. So I wanted to unpack it, key point by key point, and provide context as much as possible to help at least a handful of Americans slug through it.
The premise is simple: Every Science Fiction story that I've ever read either assumed that Earth had globalized under one central government before contact with extraterrestrials and we were able to survive the encounter, or we had not globalized and we were defeated. I aim to fill that niche in the Science Fiction community; essentially, I aim to write a geopolitical drama with E.T. playing a leading role.
Data Analysis Is Safe for You
Artificial Intelligence and Predicting Love
A romantic comedy from the point of view of a quirky, romantic, and well-intentioned artificial intelligence, DAISY, who spices up her life of targeted advertising by playing match maker with unsuspecting users. This short story looks at the intersections of descriptive and inferential data analysis within the genres of: Social, Geolocational, Search, and Commerce; while also carrying the undertones of privacy, ethical use of technology, and - you guessed it - love.
My first short story, DAISY is free this weekend on Amazon as part of a promotional event. However, not only can you pick up the 22 page short story for free this weekend, but if you leave a candid (favorable or critical) review on Amazon or Goodreads, I'll throw in a free advanced review copy of Understanding IT before it releases on July 4th.
Amazon not your style? Don't worry, once the introductory 90 day period of Amazon exclusivity wears off, my book(s) will be made available on Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, and the Apple store. And - more to the point - each new platform will have its own sales and freebie weekends!
Great news everyone! After a fair number of setbacks, my first nonfiction book, Understanding IT has published. It's available for pre-order and will release on July 4th at the low price of $4.45. But wait, there's more: DAISY, my first science fiction short story is also available for $0.99 on Amazon Market Place. This short story will also be available as a free download for anyone who signs up for my newsletter as part of the new Subscriber's Secret Squirrel Lounge.
And here's the thing, if you put a candid (favorable or critical) review on Amazon about DAISY, I'll e-mail you a copy of Understanding IT when it releases in July. This means that you could potentially get both of these for free if you: