I went through a mountain of material leading up to and during the process of writing this book (in both video and written form). When I finished writing it I thought it might be nice to include a selection of the most relevant research material at the end so that readers could delve deeper into some of the concepts explored.
Assuming the reader would want to do so at the close of the novel, of course…
The only problem, obviously, is that we couldn’t add this information to the audio book. Try typing in a URL as it’s dictated to you sometime and you’ll see why.
So, for all of you good people out there who prefer audio as their primary format, here is that list. As noted, the list is not exhaustive to what I originally examined. It is, in my opinion, some of the more approachable material on the subjects presented – this despite the fact that much of the “homogenized” material on quantum computers is still rather lacking…
“New supercomputer mimics human brain, researchers say”
“The Future of Consciousness: Stuart Hameroff at TEDxTucson”
“How do you explain consciousness? | David Chalmers”
“The scientific pursuit of consciousness: Christof Koch at TEDxRainier”
“Consciousness & the Brain: John Searle at TEDxCERN”
“Quantum Consciousness And its Nature In Microtubules. Dr. Stuart Hameroff”
“A Beginner’s Guide To Quantum Computing, Dr. Talia Gershon”
“We’re Close to a Universal Quantum Computer, Here’s Where We’re At”
“Michio Kaku: Tweaking Moore’s Law and the Computers of the Post-Silicon Era”
“Carbon nanotube optics poised to provide pathway to optical-based quantum cryptography and quantum computing”
“Double Slit Experiment explained! by Jim Al-Khalili”
The Royal Institution
“Amazing Robot Controlled By Rat Brain Continues Progress”
“This clever AI hid data from its creators to cheat at its appointed task”
“Twitter taught Microsoft’s AI chatbot to be a racist asshole in less than a day”
I’ll be appearing on The Writer’s Journey with Josh Hayes of Keystroke Medium to discuss a few things. You can find the show at this link: https://youtu.be/rlgR3AlRwGo
Hope to see you there.
Hey, all. In celebration of the 1-year anniversary of the 50 Shades of Bray fan page, I’ll be running a Facebook Live event where I run my stupid mouth for about 1.5 hours. I’ll be answering any questions you guys have to post and I’m told there will be some prize give-aways as well. If you’d like to come chat with me for some unknown damned reason, save the date on your calendar and don’t forget to tune in!
Mostly finished, anyway. It’s out for beta-reading, going through editing, yadda-yadda. But I’ve hit the mountain summit. All down-hill from here. Look for it early 2019.
One of my incredibly lovely readers (why, hello there, Lisa) happened to post up in our Facebook group page that she’d noticed Commune 3 was listed at #3 in the general Sci-Fi best sellers list over at Audible.
I was pretty stoked by this news, to say the least. Hitting #1 in the Post-Apocalyptic sub-category on Audible (and holding that spot for weeks at a time) was something I’m blessed to say my books had already done. Even so, it’s a comparatively small category; only 1,600 or so titles. General Sci-Fi and Fantasy is a larger playground, upwards of 36,000+ titles with some true heavy-hitters dominating the top of the stack. In the past, I think the highest I ever got in that list was something like #15, so a #3 was a hell of a nice surprise.
Then I started goofing around and said, “I wonder if I’m anywhere in the top 100 for all categories combined?”
That’s a huge list. I don’t even know how many titles comprise everything Audible has in their catalogue. It’s a list I’ve never come near and didn’t expect to come near for a long time.
Commune: Book Three was at #71 on the top 100 list for All Categories Combined when I looked at it.
That’s on its second day of availability. For an independent author who has, to date, no marketing savvy (or really budget) to speak of.
To say that this is directly attributable to the power of my readers (not to mention all you Brayniacs out there) is a gross understatement. Thank you all so much for driving these books to this level.
Trent Reznor, NIN, The Slip, Lights in the Sky
Video by Kevin Carrier