Racing down a California highway on his way to a private futurist event in Las Vegas, 17-year-old crypto-code writing prodigy, Damon Michael Kines, is lost in his thoughts. Why has he been chosen? Why had the man who called himself Frank D’Anconia singled him out?
D’anconia had said his futurist organization was recruiting the best minds of the rising generation to develop advanced self-guidance technology, and that this technology is supposed to save the human race from self-destruction. Young Damon’s mind races with the prospect of writing code for this organization that is on a mission of this magnitude.
When Damon arrives at his destination, the seminar leader stuns him with his lucid presentation of the core conflict of consciousness using simple metaphors and common sense diagrams. Damon wants in. He wants to play an important role in developing technology for the conscious evolution of human-kind.
Is it truth or fiction? You’re about to find out.
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