We, Immortals: The Future of the Mind

By Michael G Bell

Sci-Fi, Paranormal | eBook


In the 22nd century, people live mostly in the cloud, using electronic clones of themselves. They can and do use their physical bodies, for holidays, to make love and children, but 22 billion full-time humans was too many for the world's resources, and anyway, it's more fun in cyberspace, quite apart from the attractions of joining the immortals. Extra-bright children join specialized educational streams where they are groomed for academic stardom: such are John Adenoyote and his class group of eight teenaged boys studying the science of the brain. But John and his friends aren't satisfied with their regimented curriculum, laid down by the authorities to head off experimentation at the edges of human psychology: covertly, they explore the future of the mind and collective consciousness, along with a like-minded group of girls led by technical wizard Slavica, who has a particular interest in telepathy, something excluded from the permitted models of the brain. This highly innovative piece of cyberspace fiction incorporates space exploration, romance in and out of the cloud, the future of consciousness and the brain, the theory of groups and the eventual transcendence of mankind over its original, earthbound home after the Singularity becomes a fact.


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In the 22nd century, people live mostly in the cloud, using electronic clones of themselves. They can and do use their physical bodies, for holidays, to make love and children, but 22 billion full-time humans was too many for the world's resources, and anyway, it's more fun in cyberspace, quite apart from the attractions of joining the immortals. Extra-bright children join specialized educational streams where they are groomed for academic stardom: such are John Adenoyote and his class group of eight teenaged boys studying the science of the brain. But John and his friends aren't satisfied with their regimented curriculum, laid down by the authorities to head off experimentation at the edges of human psychology: covertly, they explore the future of the mind and collective consciousness...


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Michael Bell has written seventeen books, including novels, economic and psychology texts and family histories. During his career he has been Chairman of a large public publishing company in the UK, an elected politician, head of an educational charity, and Governor of a number of schools. He has worked in the UK, the USA, Argentina, Russia and Italy. In 1999 he started an Internet company specializing in international business affairs which was bought by Dutch publisher Wolters Kluwer in 2012. Michael is married with a son and grandchildren. He has learnt four languages, plays the piano, sings, and enjoys tennis and gardening. Early on he developed an interest in the role that groups play in everyday life, and much of his writing focusses in on that theme.


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Michael Bell has written seventeen books, including novels, economic and psychology texts and family histories. During his career he has been Chairman of a large public publishing company in the UK, an elected politician, head of an educational charity, and Governor of a number of schools. He has worked in the UK, the USA, Argentina, Russia and Italy. In 1999 he started an Internet company spec...


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Antonio Gallo

Antonio Gallo

10 May at 04:34

Mt first reading on iauthor. Complimenti!

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