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online it s only a matter of time before the fiction in this book becomes reality I hope by it s only a matter of time before the fiction in this book becomes reality I hope by that legislation has also caught up alongside itMy thanks go to the Publisher and Netgalley for the chance to read this book Hm it s uite ok but far away from BlackoutThe story seems to be not really well planned The perspective on IT is not very realistic Sometimes IT is described in a very naive way sometimes IT is allmightySee also Marc Elsberg Zero on my blog The ideas in this novel really deserved a better writerThe wholesale xploitation of personal data pervasive surveillance and rosion of privacy in our current social media swamped world provide ample themes and ideas for a profound philosophically intense thought provoking fascinating book Sadly Zero is not that bookCapitalizing on the succes of Blackout which is an only slightly better book Elsberg seems to have gathered up all the ideas and technological possibilities his choice of theme provided and mapped those onto a formulaic Hollywood shaped plot straight out of Save the Cat The Last Book on Screenwriting You ll Ever NeedStylistically the book alternates between tiresome xposition badly portrayed characterization and cliche d and predictable action and chase scenes Elsberg s prose falls flat with generic placeholder locations a plethora of white room syndrome and massive amounts of tell don t showAnd to add insult to injury the book s central premise that people can On Such a Full Sea earn significant cash by willingly selling their personal data collapses under scrutiny Has Elsbergven bothered to calculate the amount of cash that would be needed to pay the number of Freemee users he mentions the monthly amounts he mentions It s almost as ridiculous as using human beings as batteries Matrix anyoneThis book needed to be written by this generation s Michael Crichton A great shame that a commercial copywriter did the job instead Although I knew the facts the theoretical connections and applications blew my mind and made me Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird! even paranoid which is a good thing considering todays possibilites This is a technothriller using the premise that monitoring data be it self monitoring or otherwise is catching on and becoming valuable Firms collecting this data start to try to influence what they monitor and control people s minds and actions A mysterious hacker group called Zero is opposedThe central characters are a female journalist and her teen daughter and that daughter s friends Of course the younger folks are with it and are leading the way before the journalistven realises ActApps apps that give pointers on how to improve your results and get paid for a better rating have been moderating the younger folks behaviour like stop dressing as a Goth and the teacher will give you better marks or go out and train now ven if you don t and the teacher will give you better marks or go out and train now ven if you don t like it because you ll do better in the match Yet a sinister background and valuation of users shows up when the journalist investigates The action is largely background and valuation of users shows up when the journalist investigates The action is largely in England and Vienna with a shift to New York The author could have referenced China where a similar points rating system of citizens is under way by the state but maybe he wrote this book slightly too Mastered (The Enforcers, early I found the story a bit of a slog I have to say no humour and few likeable characters The journalist never seems to have to take an assignment or file copy Maybe the story lost something in translation from German Certainly the concept is interesting Some strong language and violence make this an adult read This is an unbiased review This book is scary and makes you revaluate your use of social media It fits in these current times perfectly The writing is fast paced and highlyntertaining Well researched new future thriller about companies and governments collecting all of our data and using it to manipulate our livesThe story is solid and becomes Hollywood ish toward the Man, Son of Man end The prose is solid but lacks style and originality Still it sasy to follow and doesn t distract from the plotThe dialogue is the definition of info dropping People only talk to Alter Ego each other to reveal information they should already know Remember when we You know that thistcHAVIN SAID THATthe premise and the world building of the technology is believable and fascinating Habit tracking apps semi smart AI telling you how to live your life advanced augmented reality glasses and an all knowing social networkIt s gonna come folks if it hasn t alread. Is doing with all that data Until hundreds of users begin to take their livesWhat will it take to bring down the Freemee mastermind and who is up to the job‘Worryingly real’ Sunday Sport ‘Elsberg is utterly prescient’ Guardian 'Sinister and realistic' Glamou. Currently it feels like a day can t go by without a new technology related scandal by without a new technology related scandal in our headlines Everyone from Facebook and Cambridge Analytica to corrupt foreign governments are having a go at manipulating data to further their own nds We live in an information age where data is collateral and very aspect of our lives is available for analysis I ll admit to being fascinated and terrified about this prospect in Uncommon Wisdom eual measure A thriller thatxplores how information can be controlled repurposed and used to xploit people as its central plot was always going to draw me inThe main protagonist Cynthia Bonsant is an old school journalist in a modern world ReTweets and Page Likes mean very little to her She is INTERESTED IN UNDERSTANDING HOW LARGE CORPORATIONS in understanding how large corporations Freemee can influence society When tragedy strikes close to home she is compelled to uncover the truth I found it is asy to Art empathise with Cynthia From a technological standpoint she is often out of her depth but this just makes her determined to keep moving forward in her investigationWhere Cynthia is mistrustful of modern technology her daughter Vi is the polar opposite Vi is far pragmatic she sees her information as a commodity to be bought and sold If companies and corporations are going to trackvery detail about an individual why not reap some benefit This difference in opinion perfectly illustrates the gap that God Is in the Crowd exists between those who have had to adapt to new technology versus those who have grown up with it Younger generations are far willing to accept changes in how we interact digitallyNovels like Zero highlight the current problems we have with technology I can t deny it is often a wonderful thing but we don t understand the boundaries of the software and hardware that we have created How does the right to privacy fit in a world where the vast majority of who you are has become a digital footprint I work with data and computersvery day I go home and I continue to interact with computers and data I wear a smartwatch I have a smartphone When I contact my family it is invariably via Facebook I order my weekly shopping online I watch movies via Netflix or My life has become intrinsically linked with technology and the Internet The idea that my data could be used maliciously against me is a sobering thought Elsberg s writing drills down into these concerns in his taut narrative At first glance a business knowing certain aspects of your life doesn t seem particularly malicious It s only when the potential scale of such analysis is revealed does it take on a far sinister toneAll these technological worries make for a fertile breeding ground when it comes to thriller fiction To an old fossil like myself concepts like data mining and social ngineering sound like the should come from a science fiction movie so why not make this a premise for "a novel Zero is thoroughly ntertaining but also just that little bit "novel Zero is thoroughly The Matriarchs (The Family entertaining but also just that little bit I got me thinking about my own place in the digital world I guess that is the mark of a first rate thriller make the plot just groundednough to Notes for the Everlost ensure the reader remains worried and slightly paranoid throughout If you are looking for anngrossing plot as well as plenty of food for thought than I can recommend you give Zero a try This book is too preoccupied in presentingexplaining all technology in most clickbait y shocking and fear mongering way parts which I due to being a professional mostly skipped out of boredom to actually come up with an interesting plot Living with a complete geek I learned to love technology It is kind of mesmerizing how technology is taking over our lives that is why I was very intrigued by the blurb of this book After reading the book I am kind of petrified of how much of our personal data is actually collected without our knowledge Or maybe because of our ignoranceThe protagonist in this novel is Cynthia a single mother and investigative journalist who lives in London I really liked how realistic the main character was she is kind of old fashioned when it comes to technology and all the new findings really leave her confused Also I liked Cynthia s personality I think she was really curious brave and adventurous The Author offers a huge variety of characters in this book representing different sectors and different perspectives and in some places I found it difficult to identify who belongs where but to my luck there was a handy list of characters at the back of the novel which The bestselling European thriller that foretold the danger and criminality of social media now available in EnglishA Guardian thriller of the month 'Elsberg is nothing if not prescient'ZERO an anonymous activist has given the world a warning stop the tech giants befo. Elped meThe narrative was really thought provoking Elsberg highlights many aspects of data collection and usage which really got me thinking The story is told from multiple perspectives and that kind of kept my interest going To When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) enjoy this book you have to like technology there is a ton of terms and IT processes being discussed so if you not into computers this book will not make sense to you I loved that author chose different settings in this book incorporating his native town Vienna Also I think that the author used his knowledge of advertising and influencing people very smartly and I bet that the search for smart glasses will increase after reading this book Because I am definitely going to search Injoyed author s writing style for me it was understandable action filled and Constantly Changing The Whole Book Was Fitted changing The whole book was fitted No Biggy! eight chapters and for me they were really long Even thoughvery chapter shared multiple Crush It! events it still kind of dragged to me a sometimes I love my short chapters Thending rounded up the story very nicely but there are so many unanswered uestions that it is kind of bugging me I really liked The Circle and I think with a good director this book could be a superb movieSo to conclude It is a very well crafted story which feels kind of futuristic but when you think about it most of the things are already happening in one form or another It is filled with smart characters plenty of action and I think it is kind of a wake up call for all of the people who are glued to their gadgets and the internet So Hey parents do you know what your child is up to Do read this book to find out why and I hope you will Attracting Birds to Your Backyard enjoy it Ironicallynough a couple of days before I started this book I purchased a tracker watch Would I have still bought it after reading this book I honestly don t know I have it set to remind me to try do 250 steps Deep Listening every hour and I did chuckle when it flashed up that I only needed 20 odd steps for my hour and I duly got up and had a wander What has this got to do with anything Well it forms the crux of what is happening in this book Instead of data miners stealing data from internet footprints people can now sign up to a new site called Freemee and sell the same data for moneycredits Along with this users can also sign up for lifestyle advice What toat where to go how to act who to be seen with along with careers and studying advice for the younger users Many people have had brilliant results from this but there is always a darker side to technology and that is what the rest of the book is all about People acting completely differently to their core personalities and the aftermath of those clashes Shops and businesses going under cos they aren t flavour of the month with the apps Zero is an underground movement bubbling under for a while but who crashes into the public Bird-by-Bird Gardening eye after a very audacious drone strike video not violence on the President s family in an attempt to bring to the fore how this way of life is affecting people We also meet Cynthia an old school investigative journalist and a bit of a technophobe to boot Certain information finds its way to her that puts her life in danger But withveryone practically being sheep to Freemee who can she really trust to help her The Works of Saint Augustine expose the truthThis book scared me a little Coming shortly after the shenanigans with all the internet data stealing and selling on coupled with all thelectronics we now use and how much of ourselves we share online the majority of which described in the book is all too credible Yes I have a tracker watch but I signed up with an anonymous Unbuttoning the CEO (The Suits Undone email I have all my other privacy settings set max and my locations all inactive as much as I can but blow me down only this morning I was asked to review a place I had visited but not shared on any platform for lunch yesterday Big brother is out there and watching There was an awful lot going on in this book Having four main factions all pushing in different but yet similar directions and overlapping uite a bit did make it at times a bit hard to follow but I made my cast list something I do often when I struggle and things wentasier from then on inAll the technology described in the book is already out there in one form or another and it wouldn t be too hard to believe that some of the manipulative stuff depicted also My Teacher Is a Robot exists Even just the watch I wear can bextended to do than just count my steps and track my sleep and it didn t really cost the Supper Club earth With Re it’s too lateBut is anyone listeningThousands of teenagers are signing up to Freemee the biggest new social media site uploading personal information inxchange for advice on what to Moanas New Friend (Disney Moana) eat how to dressven how to choose their friends No one uestions what Freemee. .
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O many people spending so much of their lives