The Resource Immortal life : a soon to be true story, Stanley Bing, (electronic resource)

Immortal life : a soon to be true story, Stanley Bing, (electronic resource)

Label
Immortal life : a soon to be true story
Title
Immortal life
Title remainder
a soon to be true story
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Bing
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An ancient mogul has bought the power to live forever, but the strong young body he plans to inhabit has other ideas. The battle for immortal life begins. Immortal Life. A fantasy. An impossible dream. For now, maybe. But as we speak the moguls of Big Tech are pouring their mountain of wealth into finding a cure for death. Don't tell them they won't succeed. None of these titans is richer than Arthur Vogel. This inventor, tech tycoon, and all-round monster has amassed trillions (with a T) and rules over a corporate empire stretching all the way to Mars. The newest--and most expensive--life extension technology has allowed him to live to 127 years, but time is running out. His last hope to escape the inevitable lies with Gene, a human being specifically created for the purpose of housing Arthur's consciousness. The plan is to discard his used-up old carcass and come to a second life in a young, strong body with all appropriate working parts. But there's a problem: Gene. He may be artificial, but he is a person. And he has other ideas. As Arthur sets off to achieve his goal of world domination, Gene hatches a risky plan of his own. The forces against him are very, very rich, extremely determined, and used to getting what they pay for. The battle between creator and creation is joined as the two minds wrestle for control of one body. This story is real. The tech is in development. The sponsors are the titans of industry well known to you. Eternal life may very soon be at the fingertips of those who can afford it. Mixing brisk action, humor, and wicked social commentary, Immortal Life imagines a day just around the corner. Welcome to a brave new world that is too familiar for comfort--and watch the struggle for humanity play out to the bitter end"--
  • "The story of an artificial human being named Gene who discovers he's been created to provide a fresh new body for the consciousness of an aging business titan. Determined to maintain his autonomy, Gene rebels"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bing, Stanley
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.I487
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Rich people
  • Immortality
  • FICTION / General
  • FICTION / Technological
  • FICTION / Thrillers
Label
Immortal life : a soon to be true story, Stanley Bing, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0020674886
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501119859
Lccn
2017021409
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0020674886
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Immortal life : a soon to be true story, Stanley Bing, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0020674886
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501119859
Lccn
2017021409
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0020674886
Specific material designation
remote

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