Guardian 2632/Virtual Book Tour
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Exciting news! My Sci-Fi novel, Guardian 2632, has been released by Melange Books. It is also available at All Romance, and the print version is coming soon. Time travel, Time Mercs, Elite Guardians, and a magnificent time chamber set the stage for Zane Grayson to go on a perilous journey through time to fix something tragically amiss in the past…1998 to be exact. Check out Interview with Zane Grayson/Executive Director of Guardian TMF to read the interview and prologue.
In Guardian 2632, Zane utilizes the high-tech power of a quantum computer that he refers to as Gabriel. According to HowStuffWorks, “If, as Moore’s Law states, the number of transistors on a microprocessor continues to double every 18 months, the year 2020 or 2030 will find the circuits on a microprocessor measured on an atomic scale. And the logical next step will be to create quantum computers, which will harness the power of atoms and molecules to perform memory and processing tasks.” From what I’ve read, quantum computers will have the capability of being millions of times faster than the supercomputers used today. Do take time to read this engaging article about them at HowStuffWorks. Here are a few more links about these amazing computers…Science Daily and TFOT. I was simply blown away by what the future will bring.
Now, let’s get back to Gabriel. It’s a quantum computer so advanced that it possesses artificial intelligence, and its personality is virtuous, sarcastic…and always has the survival of its creator, Zane Grayson, in its molecular mind as the top priority. In Chapter 1, Gabriel does its best to warn Zane about impending pain.
(Scene Setup: At Guardian TMF, in the time screening room, Zane is hacking through time, which is illegal…and if caught, a brutal death at the hands of merciless Time Mercs will be Zane’s fate.)
Suspending the time sequence, Zane shoved black bangs out of his eyes to study the holoscape for clues. Feeling a sense of corruption in the air, he said, “Something went tragically wrong at that portal and by God I’ll find out what it is. The Elites should’ve cleared these sequences years ago. It’s 2632 for heaven’s sake, so I need to save this data and find the truth.”
Moving the grid scanner through the enormous holoscape, Zane captured every square foot of the time sequence watching as the hijacked images transferred to Guardian TMF’s super quantum computer, named Gabriel. “Hey…Gabriel, now shoot this data to my Q-Gen, you know, Genny, so I can watch it later on a smaller scale and without using StaticAirVI.”
“Correct me if I’m wrong, but you want the data saved on Genny to view it later, without the risk of Miss Scott interrupting you. You never worry about StaticAirVI,” said Gabriel.
“Hey, Miss Scott, Marissa, is well…yes, you got me there. She loves to catch me time surfing.”
“And is your data grid ready?” asked Gabriel.
“My data grid upgrade from last week should be a go, I think it’s fine…just a little sore. Anyway, Genny needs the data grid to display the imagery caught by you, so let’s do this. This is too hot to miss, and the Q-Gen’s ability to display holographic data is way better than my Axsis or MIC.” Zane attached his quantum generated device…Genny, to his wrist.
“Dr. Grayson, if the data grid is inciting pain near your second cervical vertebrae, the axis…then I should not proceed with data transfer,” said Gabriel, “unless you are fond of your flesh burning.”
“Thanks for the heads-up, but my damn neck will not burn. And you know I hate drama. Come on, go for it. I have Genny on my wrist and that data grid in my neck is required for Genny to playback. They’re a team…we’re a team, let’s be team players, okay? Continue.”
“As you wish,” replied Gabriel, “but if your flesh catches fire…I told you so.”
“Okay, got it,” said Zane grinning at Gabriel. Yeah, this quantum computer is thinking a bit too much on its own, artificial intelligence for sure…but that’s the price I pay for building this technology. He watched as Gabriel’s lights flashed and the data grid/Genny transfer was activated. Feeling a slight tingling on his neck as the data grid saved the holographic imagery, he refused to let Gabriel know he felt it.
It’s true…the future holds astounding possibilities in all aspects of our lives. Vehicles will progress to become sleek transportation units that do not rely on gasoline, homes will no longer use old-fashioned building materials or designs, and once believed science fiction gadgets trapped in the imagination will become handheld realities.
What do you think will be the biggest technological advancement in the next fifty, one hundred, or even five hundred years? Could it include time travel? I can’t say if time travel will ever be possible, but what a kick it is imagining the possibility of it.
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