I am intrigued by the whole concept of transhumans and posthumans. I am fascinated and terrified the same time by the technology, the possibilities, of this dynamic interplay between humanity and technology. Some call this singularity, but there is no reference of this in the story.
Nexus is a street “nano-drug” that allows people to run software in their brains and connect telepathically. There are some who want to improve it. There are some who want to eradicate it. And there are others who just want to exploit it.
The story is fast, unique, authentic, I couldn’t put the book down, literally I was reading it on the train, while I was eating and walking to work. Needless to say that I highly recommended it. Popcorn Reads has a very good review if you want to learn more about Nexus.
I will quote just a extract from the book that raises some ethical and philosophical questions on how to deal with our lives.
"Power is best when is distributed more broadly. That's what democracy means. That's what freedom means. The right to determine your individual destiny belongs in your hands, and no one else. The laws that limit human capabilities are exercises in control. They stem -fear of the future, fear of change, fear of people who might be different than we are, who might make themselves into something new. The result of theirs fear is the corrosion of our liberties, the corrosion of our right to determine our own futures, to chart our own destinies, to do the best we can for our children.
That corrosion has consequences.......