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Daniel Suarez

What if our civilization is more advanced than we know? The New York Times bestselling author of Daemon-"the cyberthriller against which all others will be measured" -Publishers Weekly) -imagines a world in which decades of technological advances have been suppressed in an effort to prevent disruptive change. Are smartphones really humanity's most significant innovation since the moon landings? Or can something else explain why the bold visions of the 20th century-fusion power, genetic enhancements, artificial intelligence, cures for common diseases, extended human life, and a host of other world-changing advances-have remained beyond our grasp? Why has the high-tech future that seemed imminent in the 1960s failed to arrive? Perhaps it did arrive…but only for a select few. Particle physicist Jon Grady is ecstatic when his team achieves what they've been working toward for years: a device that can reflect gravity. Their research will revolutionize the field of physics-the crowning achievement of a career. Grady expects widespread acclaim for his entire team. The Nobel Prize. Instead, his lab is locked down by a shadowy organization whose mission is to prevent at all costs the social upheaval sudden technological advances bring. This Bureau of Technology Control uses the advanced technologies they have harvested over the decades to fulfill their mission. They are living in our future. Presented with the opportunity to join the BTC and improve his own technology in secret, Grady balks, and is instead thrown into a nightmarish high-tech prison built to hold rebellious geniuses like himself. With so many great intellects confined together, can Grady and his fellow prisoners conceive of a way to usher humanity out of its artificial dark age? And when they do, is it possible to defeat an enemy that wields a technological advantage half a century in the making?

What if our civilization is more advanced than we know? The New York Times bestselling author of Daemon-"the cyberthriller against which all others will be measured" -Publishers Weekly) -imagines a world in which decades of technological advances have been suppressed in an effort to prevent disruptive change. Are smartphones really humanity's most significant innovation since the moon landings? Or can something else explain why the bold visions of the 20th century-fusion power, genetic enhancements, artificial intelligence, cures for common diseases, extended human life, and a host of other world-changing advances-have remained beyond our grasp? Why has the high-tech future that seemed imminent in the 1960s failed to arrive? Perhaps it did arrive…but only for a select few. Particle physicist Jon Grady is ecstatic when his team achieves what they've been working toward for years: a device that can reflect gravity. Their research will revolutionize the field of physics-the crowning achievement of a career. Grady expects widespread acclaim for his entire team. The Nobel Prize. Instead, his lab is locked down by a shadowy organization whose mission is to prevent at all costs the social upheaval sudden technological advances bring. This Bureau of Technology Control uses the advanced technologies they have harvested over the decades to fulfill their mission. They are living in our future. Presented with the opportunity to join the BTC and improve his own technology in secret, Grady balks, and is instead thrown into a nightmarish high-tech prison built to hold rebellious geniuses like himself. With so many great intellects confined together, can Grady and his fellow prisoners conceive of a way to usher humanity out of its artificial dark age? And when they do, is it possible to defeat an enemy that wields a technological advantage half a century in the making?
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What if our civilization is more advanced than we know? The New York Times bestselling author of Daemon-"the cyberthriller against which all others will be measured" -Publishers Weekly) -imagines a world in which decades of technological advances have been suppressed in an effort to prevent disruptive change. Are smartphones really humanity's most significant innovation since the moon landings? Or can something else explain why the bold visions of the 20th century-fusion power, genetic enhancements, artificial intelligence, cures for common diseases, extended human life, and a host of other world-changing advances-have remained beyond our grasp? Why has the high-tech future that seemed imminent in the 1960s failed to arrive? Perhaps it did arrive…but only for a select few. Particle physicist Jon Grady is ecstatic when his team achieves what they've been working toward for years: a device that can reflect gravity. Their research will revolutionize the field of physics-the crowning achievement of a career. Grady expects widespread acclaim for his entire team. The Nobel Prize. Instead, his lab is locked down by a shadowy organization whose mission is to prevent at all costs the social upheaval sudden technological advances bring. This Bureau of Technology Control uses the advanced technologies they have harvested over the decades to fulfill their mission. They are living in our future. Presented with the opportunity to join the BTC and improve his own technology in secret, Grady balks, and is instead thrown into a nightmarish high-tech prison built to hold rebellious geniuses like himself. With so many great intellects confined together, can Grady and his fellow prisoners conceive of a way to usher humanity out of its artificial dark age? And when they do, is it possible to defeat an enemy that wields a technological advantage half a century in the making?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jeff Gurner

Length:

13h 46m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

46:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

45:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

36:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

32:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

50:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

32:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

29:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

49:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

19:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

31:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:04