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Author thinks you will fall in love with a machine
The first in the series of thrillers, Sexbot, is a FREE ebook download
By: Patrick Quinlan
Patrick Quinlan is one of those people. Quinlan, author of more than two dozen books, has written a sequel to his novel Sexbot.
In Sexbot and Nine Lives, Dr. Susan Jones, the inventor of the world's most advanced sex doll, the Sexbot, has stumbled upon a method for downloading human awareness into intelligent machines. The company she works for, Suncoast Cybernetics, decides to murder her.
Just before she's killed, she successfully downloads herself into the most intelligent machine available – the prototype for the ninth generation of Sexbots. Now, Susan is Number Nine, dead but somehow alive, on the run from the company, and out to avenge her own murder.
Sexbot and its sequel, Nine Lives, are fast-paced thrillers. But Quinlan thinks there is more going on.
"The love affair between humans and AI is coming," he says. "In fact, it's here now. Many people are forming closer relationships with machines than they are with other people."According to Quinlan, people are becoming emotionally attached not just to sex robots, but to machines in general.
"There many people who are already deeply bonded with machines," he says. "According to Amazon, in 2017 alone, more than a million people asked Alexa to marry them. And in 2018, a man in Japan named Akihiko Kondo married a hologram of an anime character."
According to Quinlan, decades ago, the computer program ELIZA proved that people will make emotional connections with a simple intelligence that repeats their thoughts and feelings back to them. Artificial intelligence is more sophisticated now, and growing more so all the time.
"People are easily fooled," says Quinlan. "This is something that seems real, offering unconditional love and support. That kind of love is an ideal in human relationships, but is actually very hard to find."
"People are practically wed to their devices already," he says. "Soon, people are going to say, 'Hey, this thing understands me.' Soon after that, they're going to say, 'This isn't a thing at all, and I love her.'"
Sexbot is available as a FREE download across many ebook platforms. It is available in paperback wherever books are sold. Nine Lives is its sequel.
Patrick Quinlan is the author, co-author or ghost author of 25 books. He is the co-author, with film legend Rutger Hauer, of Hauer's autobiography, All Those Moments, which was a Los Angeles Times bestseller. He is the ghost author of a USA Today-bestselling series of spy novels. Visit his website at www.patrickquinlan.com.
For more information, or to schedule an interview with Patrick, contact Holly Fawcett at (302) 530-8447 or firstname.lastname@example.org.