Users (Compact Disc)

Users By Colin Winnette, Justin Price (Read by) Cover Image
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Miles, a lead creative at a midsize virtual reality company known for its "original experiences," has engineered a new product called The Ghost Lover. Wildly popular from the outset, the "game" is simple: a user's simulated life is almost identical to their reality, except they're haunted by the ghost of an ex-lover. However, when a shift in the company's strategic vision puts The Ghost Lover at the center of a platform-wide controversy, Miles becomes the target of user outrage, and starts receiving a series of anonymous death threats. Typed notes sealed in envelopes with no postage or return address, these persistent threats push Miles into a paranoid panic, blurring his own sense of reality, catalyzing the collapse of his career, his marriage, and his relationship with his children. The once-promising road to success becomes a narrow set of choices for Miles, who, in a last ditch effort to save his job, pitches his masterpiece, a revolutionary device code-named the Egg, which will transform the company. In a world rife with the unchecked power and ambition of tech, Users investigates--with both humor and creeping dread--how interpersonal experiences and private decisions influence the hasty developments that have the power to permanently alter the landscape of human experience.
Product Details
ISBN: 9798212450232
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Publication Date: February 21st, 2023
Language: English