The Www Trilogy
Wake; Watch; WondereBook - 2012
The New York Times calls Robert J. Sawyer "a writer of boundless confidence and bold scientific extrapolation." Now, for the first time ever, his award-winning WWW trilogy is available in one e-book edition.WakeCaitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math-and blind. But she can surf the Net with the best of them, following its complex paths in her mind. When a Japanese researcher develops a new signal-processing implant that might give her sight, she jumps at the chance, flying to Tokyo for the operation.But the visual cortex in Caitlin's brain has long since adapted to allow her to navigate online. When the implant is activated, instead of seeing reality, she sees the landscape of the World Wide Web spreading out around her in a riot of colours and shapes. While exploring this amazing realm, she discovers something-some other-lurking in the background. And it's getting smarter...WatchAn extraordinary presence within the Web has befriended Caitlin Decter and grown eager to learn about her world. But this emerging consciousness has also come to the attention of WATCH-the secret government agency that monitors the Internet for any threat to the United States, whether foreign, domestic, or online-and the agents are fully aware of Caitlin's involvement in its awakening. WATCH is convinced that Webmind represents a risk to national security and wants it purged from cyberspace. But Caitlin believes in Webmind's capacity for compassion-and she will do anything and everything necessary to protect her friend...WonderThe advent of Webmind-a vast consciousness that spontaneously emerged from the infrastructure of the World Wide Web-is changing everything. From curing cancer to easing international tensions, Webmind seems a boon to humanity. But Colonel Peyton Hume, the Pentagon's top expert on artificial intelligence, is convinced Webmind is a threat. He turns to the hacker underground to help him bring Webmind down. But soon hackers start mysteriously vanishing. Meanwhile, Caitlin Decter-the once-blind sixteen-year-old math genius who discovered Webmind-desperately tries to protect her friend. Can this new world of wonder survive-or will everything, Webmind included, come crashing down?
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