almediah.fr
» » Nexus: Nexus Arc Book 1

Download Nexus: Nexus Arc Book 1 eBook

by ARGH! Oxford,Ramez Naam

Download Nexus: Nexus Arc Book 1 eBook
ISBN:
0857662937
Author:
ARGH! Oxford,Ramez Naam
Category:
Thrillers & Suspense
Language:
English
Publisher:
Angry Robot (December 18, 2012)
Pages:
464 pages
EPUB book:
1664 kb
FB2 book:
1834 kb
DJVU:
1689 kb
Other formats
mbr rtf lit lrf
Rating:
4.3
Votes:
468


Ramez Naam (Author), ARGH! Oxford (Illustrator). Book 1 of 3 in the Nexus Arc Series.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Ramez Naam (Author), ARGH! Oxford (Illustrator).

Book 1 of the Nexus Trilogy - Continued in Book 2: Crux An NPR Best Book of the Year - Winner of the Prometheus Award - Winner of the Endeavour Award In the near . Nexus: Nexus Arc Book 1 has been added to your Cart.

Book 1 of the Nexus Trilogy - Continued in Book 2: Crux An NPR Best Book of the Year - Winner of the Prometheus Award - Winner of the Endeavour Award In the near future.

In a book that stretches to 600 pages (not counting the 500 pages from the previous book), I need a bit more diversity in character and locale

In a book that stretches to 600 pages (not counting the 500 pages from the previous book), I need a bit more diversity in character and locale. Yup, that about sums up every single character and scene in Crux. Also, I know you’re tossing around a lot of Global Warming-isms, fine, but Namm, really?

The Nexus Trilogy is a postcyberpunk thriller novel trilogy written by American author Ramez Naam and published between 2012-2015.

The Nexus Trilogy is a postcyberpunk thriller novel trilogy written by American author Ramez Naam and published between 2012-2015. The novel series follows the protagonist Kaden Lane, a scientist who works on an experimental nano-drug, Nexus, which allows the brain to be programmed and networked, connecting human minds together. As he pursues his work, he becomes entangled in government and corporate intrigue. The story takes place in the year 2040.

NEXUS Nexus is a gripping piece of near future speculation, riffing on the latest developments in cognition enhancement. Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement.

Nexus Arc Book 1. By Ramez Naam Illustrated by ARGH! Oxford. An incredibly imaginative, action-packed intellectual romp! Ramez Naam has turned the notion of human liberty and freedom on its head by forcing the question: Technology permitting, should we be free to radically alter our physiological and mental states? – Dani Kollin, Prometheus award winning author of The Unincorporated Man. The only serious successor to Michael Crichton working in the future history genre today.

Apex: Nexus Trilogy Book 3 (Nexus Arc). He holds almost 20 patents in those areas. Ramez is the winner of the 2005 . Wells Award for his non-fiction book More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement. He's worked as a life guard, has climbed mountains, backpacked through remote corners of China, and ridden his bicycle down hundreds of miles of the Vietnam coast.

This book was no different

This book was no different. Nexus is also called Pick up a near-future sci-fi book and you will typically encounter similar themes of the moral dilemma of technological advances, particularly in the field of human enhancements. Then you will have the regression of supposedly democratic governments towards fascism to stem personal freedom and choice, in their attempts to stop such enhancements from progressing or falling into the wrong hands.

Items related to Nexus: Nexus Arc Book 1. Ramez Naam Nexus: Nexus Arc Book 1. ISBN 13: 9780857662934. Nexus: Nexus Arc Book 1. Ramez Naam.

by. Naam, Ramez, author. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by g on April 29, 2016.

Mankind gets an upgradeIn the near future, the experimental nano-drug Nexus can link humans together, mind to mind. There are some who want to improve it. There are some who want to eradicate it. And there are others who just want to exploit it.When a young scientist is caught improving Nexus, he's thrust over his head into a world of danger and international espionage - for there is far more at stake than anyone realizes.From the halls of academe to the halls of power, from the headquarters of an elite US agency in Washington DC to a secret lab beneath a top university in Shanghai, from the underground parties of San Francisco to the illegal biotech markets of Bangkok, from an international neuroscience conference to a remote monastery in the mountains of Thailand - Nexus is a thrill ride through a future on the brink of explosion.File Under: Science Fiction [ Humanity 2.0 | Mind Matters | Hive | This Will Happen ]
  • Qwert
Nearly sixty years ago, a psychologist and computer scientist named J. C. R. Licklider published a landmark paper under the title "Man-Computer Symbiosis." He is best known today as the Pentagon official who funded the predecessor to the Internet, the ARPANET. But Licklider's writing has gained him the reputation as a pioneer in artificial intelligence as well. His 1960 paper foresaw a time when machines would surpass the human capacity to reason. However, he did not envision machines replacing human beings. Instead, Licklider's vision was built around the concept of symbiosis. Unlike some of our contemporaries (most prominently, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk), he was hopeful that machines would free us from drudgery and open up vast new possibilities for the human race.

Today, more than half a century later, advances in artificial intelligence and neuroscience suggest the real possibility that Licklider's vision may be realized. The most prominent of latter-day visionaries in the field, Ray Kurzweil, famously predicts that computer intelligence will overtake humans' by 2045. He calls this event the singularity. Hawking, Gates, Musk, and others are alarmed by this possibility—which AI researchers almost universally appear to assume is inevitable. The skeptics fear that advanced artificial intelligences will not just surpass humans but supersede us, eventually leading to the extinction of the human race. By contrast, Kurzweil and his adherents insist that humans will gradually gain powerful new abilities by incorporating machine-based intelligence and enhanced sensory perception, advancing the human race into a bionic, transhuman future.

But will the transformation of humanity by artificial intelligence stop there? Is there a step far beyond into post-human abilities so far superior to those of human beings today that a new species will result? This is the premise of Ramez Naam's brilliant science fiction trilogy. In Nexus, the first of the three novels, Naam explores the circumstances in which the conflict between humans and post-humans emerges into the open. Although the book is unquestionably imaginative, it is far from fantasy. Naam is a computer scientist and is intimately familiar with contemporary neurological research into using computer interface technology to enhance human cognitive abilities.

Nexus is skillfully written and a page-turner. It's undoubtedly a work of fiction. However, as Naam writes in a postscript to the novel, "to the best of my abilities, the science described in the science fiction is fully accurate. While the idea of a technology like Nexus that allows people to communicate mind-to-mind may seem far-fetched, precursors of that technology are here today."

Naam is the author of an earlier, nonfiction book, More than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement. As Naam notes in his postscript, "That book goes in depth into brain computer interfaces and also into the genetic enhancements that might make humans stronger, faster, smarter, and longer lived than ever. As a bonus, it dives into the politics, economics, and morality of human enhancement—other topics that Nexus touches on."
  • hulk
Ramez Naam’s debut novel is an action-packed thrill-ride about the internet gone very, very bad, with the intense techno thriller-isms of a young Michael Crichton, the drug induced partying and corporation/government hating of Neuromancer, and the sweet mental downloading and Kung-Fu kickassery of The Matrix...I give you, Nexus.

But wait, it’s even better than...

...most Michael Crichton novels because the plot whips along without constantly getting bogged down with so much technobabble it makes you feel like an inferior human being.
...Neuromancer because Nexus is not so damn artsy that you think you should love it but don’t actually (secretly) understand what all the hype is about.
...The Matrix...well, okay, not better than the first Matrix movie, but Nexus is the start to a trilogy, and unless I’m sorely mistaken (dear Lord, I better not be) parts two and three cannot possibly be worse than Matrix two and three, so...NEXUS!

Or to put it in a more subdued fashion:

As a modern day science fiction teacher I am constantly on the look out for, (but rarely find) intelligent, hard science fiction novels that aren’t so damn dense. I love Alastair Reynolds/Peter Hamilton/Anne Leckie/Liu Cixin/Neal Asher/Peter Watts, but I can only read him/her once a year because his/her books are so big and meaty. And even worse, I can’t give any of these authors to my high school students to read because of their tiny attention spans. High schoolers who are testing out science fiction for the first time demand engaging and brisk reads. These entry level novels are all over the fantasy shelf, but are sorely lacking in the science fiction shelf (thank goodness The Martian came out last year). Fortunately, I can now add Nexus to my bookshelf of "Oh-you’re-new-to-reading-science-fiction-are-you?-Well-try-this-book-of-both-intelligence-and-awesomeness."

Nexus scratched an itch that I never thought was going to be scratched: hard(ish) science fiction that is both intelligent and flows like water. Ramaz Naam, you’ve done it right - keep writing!
  • Burisi
This is a book I wanted very much to love, that I started out really enjoying but that went so violently bad for such a long stretch that I became disenchanted with it. The basic plot isn't totally new in s-f but its treatment is quite good and in some ways innovative. Naam is a clearly above-average user of the language.

By its nature, the subject matter of the book inevitably leads to violent confrontation. I'm not squeamish and I enjoy well-written scenes even if they are violent, provided they flow seamlessly out of the necessity of the story. Too much of the violence in "Nexus" was extended beyond such necessity and a lot of it was gratuitous in that it didn't advance the plot one iota. I had the impression that the author wrote a perfectly acceptable cerebral s-f novel that his editors told him needed to be "kicked up a notch."

Because this is a first novel and because the author shows great promise as a wordsmith, I'll read the second book in the trilogy. But unless he manages to learn from the overdone violence in this first volume, I won't finish the second or start the third.