Selected Research – All Gifts, Bestowed

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”
Nicholas Sakelaris

“The Future of Consciousness: Stuart Hameroff at TEDxTucson”
TEDx Talks

“How do you explain consciousness? | David Chalmers”

“The scientific pursuit of consciousness: Christof Koch at TEDxRainier”
TEDx Talks

“Consciousness & the Brain: John Searle at TEDxCERN”
TEDx Talks

“Quantum Consciousness And its Nature In Microtubules. Dr. Stuart Hameroff”

“A Beginner’s Guide To Quantum Computing, Dr. Talia Gershon”
Coding Tech

“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”
Big Think

“Carbon nanotube optics poised to provide pathway to optical-based quantum cryptography and quantum computing”
Nancy Ambrosiano

“Double Slit Experiment explained! by Jim Al-Khalili”
The Royal Institution

“Amazing Robot Controlled By Rat Brain Continues Progress”
Aaron Saenz

“This clever AI hid data from its creators to cheat at its appointed task”
Devin Coldewey

“Twitter taught Microsoft’s AI chatbot to be a racist asshole in less than a day”
James Vincent

FB Live Event & Q/A – Sat, March 23rd @ 0930 PST

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!

Click here to register for the event.

– Josh

Commune Three hits @audible_com’s Top 100 (All Categories) on its SECOND DAY!

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.