Imagine the smartphone in your head…
the apps in your vision.
NEW YORK, N.Y., A.D. 2065:
Wesley Bennett, an exhausted Manhattan entrepreneur, discovers just how much sanity the efficient life will cost him. Like other narcies of his generation, Wesley is on the Book.He gets internet, apps, and social media right in his vision—and loves it. But for Ann Hayden, Wesley’s old flame, the power of billions of cerebral apps may be anything but “perfect sight.” Ann suffers from a virus-eaten memory app that augments her anxiety attacks. In a market where tech development undercuts the value of human labor daily,Ann and Wesley must stay online to compete; but they begin to dream of appless sight, a state they’ve never experienced themselves. When intelligent apps subsume Ann’s career field, she and Wesley have decisions to make. But a new life off the Book turns out more complicated than anyone could’ve guessed.
The Year of Perfect Sight is a work of speculative fiction by George T. Anderson. Initially, the novel was slated for publication by Ripening Books, the author’s haphazard publishing venture. The novel is now in submissions to agents and publishers.
Note: the above video gives a publication date of September, 2015. This is no longer accurate–publication is ON HOLD.
Tech evolution and transhumanism in the news. Also, in speculation. We live in a science fiction novel. It’s hard to separate fiction from fact.