In 2007, a signal is detected coming from the Alpha Centauri system. Mysterious, unintelligible data streams in for ten years. Heather Davis a professor in the University of Toronto psychology department, has devoted her career to deciphering the message. Her estranged husband, Kyle, is working on the development of artificial intelligence systems and new computer technology utilizing quantum effects to produce a near-infinite number of calculations simultaneously.When Heather achieves a breakthrough, the message reveals a startling new technology that rips the barriers of space and time, holding the promise of a new stage of human evolution. In concert with Kyle’s discoveries of the nature of consciousness, the key to limitless exploration — or the end of the human race — appears close at hand.
Written by Robert J. Sawyer
This was a complete mind bender for me, there’s some high level philosophical quantum cube type of stuff that is both logical and mystifying. The pacing was perfect, though the story was damn uncomfortable towards the beginning.
In all honesty I have no clue how this book ended up on my device or even when it did. I found it there and started reading it without even looking at who the author was, trusting that my past self put some sort of thought into future me wanting to read it. Thanks buddy, you were right!