Cory Doctorow on how to build cities that aren't dystopian

Insightful as always, Doctorow lays out a thoughtful argument on how cities can be designed to maintain its citizen’s privacy and still provide metrics and insights that make them more efficient.

Imagine your smartphone knew everything about the city – but the city didn’t know anything about you. Wouldn’t that be truly ‘smart’?
Source: The case for … cities that aren’t dystopian surveillance states | Cory Doctorow | Cities | The Guardian

"Prototype" now available on Amazon

For those of you who read novels, I’ve released a new techno thriller called “Prototype.” It’s only available on Amazon at the moment, but I hope to have it ready to go on other platforms in 90 days or so after the KDP Select timeframe expires.

KDP Select allows the book to be available to Kindle Unlimited users as well. So if you are a KU member, you can read it for free as a part of the program.

I’m still trying to figure out all this self-publishing stuff, but it feels good to get some momentum started.

Now that I’ve got this project out, I plan on circling back to my non-fiction book “The Tao of Running” and get it updated for a second edition release. The goal is to have it back in the Kindle store by the end of the month.

Anyways, if you decide to pick up the new book, be sure to let me know what you think. I’m always looking for ways to improve my craft, so I’d love to hear your feedback.

Here’s the book blurb:

The Great Riots are over, but the struggle has just begun…

From the ashes of The Great Riots, a new technology has emerged. With the promise of peace and security against future uprisings, the U.S. government has taken the unprecedented step of granting a high-profile technology company full control over a small town in Eastern Oklahoma to test the prototype implementation of the City Network Efficiency Tracking system, also known as CityNET.

When Jason Drake, a brilliant software developer, unearths a menacing secret deep within the shadows of the organization, a desperate race ensues to uncover the sinister truth behind the technological nightmare that now rules the town. In a story laced with fear and broken loyalties, Jason finds himself head-to-head with the firm’s tyrannical CEO who is hell-bent on ensuring his company’s success at all costs.

You can purchase “Prototype” here.

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