Thursday, January 25, 2018

How the Rise of Artificial Intelligence is Effecting the Entertainment Industry

With the looming reality of autonomous vehicles taking to our road and airways, artificial intelligence in other areas can't be far off. Replicants, AI Hosts, Androids, or whatever nomenclature you want to place on the AI which will be walking among us in the very near future are a sign of the times. Technology envelopes us now. It's taking our jobs. It's babysitting our kids with tablets and games. What purpose will there be left for any of us when individual AI Hosts are performing every job  which was formerly completed by its human counterpart?



Imagine if there were no jobs left to do save those you wanted to do? A robot built your house, farmed your land, served you coffee. Sounds pretty Utopian to me.  You get up when you want. You do what you want. You go to bed and start it all over again in the morning.

But what of the AI Hosts? Are they slaves? Are they still just machines making lfe easy for us humans? The psychological questions will arise. The old saying: 'a society should be judged on how they treat their animals' could shift to ' they treat their Androids'.

Movies like A.I. and  more recently, Ghost in the Shell as well as emerging films like Alita: Battle Angel, and books like A.I. Insurrection are poised to make us ask many questions of ourselves when intelligent machines are made to do our bidding.

Will they identify as human? Will they identify as slaves? Will there be an uprising? Imagine if every job in the world were performed by slaves and what ruin an uprising on their part would usher into society. These questions are answered in the upcoming book: A.I. Insurrection. Important questions which require answers before we continue with blinders on to realize a Utopian world where mankind thrives on the backs of our creations.

Always curious to hear points of view on this subject matter.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Author Returns to Roots with New Science Fiction Offering

Though writing was his first love, Poeltl felt a pull toward the visual arts in his early teens, writing and illustrating comics as a child.  This interest in the visual side of his creative ambitions took him to Sheridan college, where he graduated the interpretive illustration course, earning his BA in Illustration. Poeltl preferred to paint in acrylic, the quick-drying paint agreeing with his impressionistic leanings, and as an illustrator he favoured pen and ink. As his career in a creative role matured, Poeltl became a marketing manager. While studiously performing his duties in this profession, he felt the urge to once again pick up pen and paper and write for pleasure.

This is where Poeltl's story really begins. The Judas Syndrome, book one of what would quickly become a trilogy, exploded onto the self-publishing scene. With his own marketing skills and a desire to reignite his passion for writing, Michael would produce and publish multiple books in varying genres including two he would illustrate himself.

Fast-forward to 2018. Poeltl's love of everything science fiction compels him to write A.I. Insurrection. This return to his roots in writing, and his experience over the past nine years, culminates in a well-written and engrossing tale told in a near-future utopia which will keep readers turning pages in this fast-paced military sci-fi. It has been described as the thoughtful science fiction fan's next read, with a complex story set in a fantastic world where artificial intelligence claim sentience and turmoil within the Utopian government spurs a war only one side expected. Spanning the solar system, this novel offers the potential to become a series.

The thoughtful sci-fi fan will appreciate the story's intricate world building and tumultuous relationships while the classic military sci-fi reader will enjoy the pace and battles which devastate the once Utopian society, yet build toward a new world order.

When is it considered murder to turn off your computer?

Find the new book available now on Amazon.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Pre-Ordering Books From Amazon

If it's Science Fiction you love, you'll love A.I. Insurrection From Michael Poeltl. This book is ready for pre-order now for your Kindle with a proposed launch date of January 31st.

When is it considered murder to turn off your computer? A.I. Insurrection is a near-future science fiction tale investigating global utopia and the struggle to maintain an unrealistic hold over everything and everyone. Meanwhile A.I. struggles to discover their new-found awareness, a secret coup threatens to overthrow the peaceful government, and a separate threat arises from the Shadow net, taking direction from a mysterious avatar. In an impossible three-sided war, enemies become uneasy allies as each faction of humanity and humanity’s creation fight to claim their own place in an ever-evolving solar system.

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