The Enigma Stolen (Paperback)
Icabod Press, 9781946858122, 350pp.
Publication Date: March 8, 2017
What's the result when you combine unlimited computing power, a zealous desire to manipulate everyone but the elite class humans, and a morally crippled mathematical genius? Unfettered anarchy
Can our ever-growing torrent of information, analyzed by sophisticated computer systems, neutralize freedoms of choice, and then steer us into a predetermined destination? Would mankind sit idly by and let that happen in the name of 'easier for me'.
There are as yet unidentified power mongers plotting massive destabilization of the stock market, with the end game to not only optimize their wealth, but to also control the future. No need to cut a nervous investor off in traffic to initiate a stock market crash. All you need is unlimited computer power and the ethical nihilism to manipulate lives to your desired end game.
The R-Group, a high-level international information gathering and security team, believes at least one group - possibly several - are using Big Data analysis to customize the future to their whim. Jacob, Petra, and the rest of the R-Group battle along with Julie and Juan's fledgling group of Cyber Assassin Technology Services (CATS) teams to locate the source of the massive computing power required. If these cyber schemers are as good at analyzing the massive amounts of information gathered daily as the R-Group the ethical boundaries of information could be crushed.
Unless the R-Group can neutralize this unrelenting threat, humanity's future will be determined by a select few. Are people unwittingly feeding an ever-growing tsunami of information into increasingly sophisticated computer systems? This begs the question: who controls whom?
With the right analysis of the information could someone have a reliable method of predicting the future? Award-winning authors Breakfield and Burkey bring the fifth book in The Enigma Series, The Enigma Stolen, into the relevant world of Big Data and analytics. They take the foundation technology then add a huge dose of suspense, intrigue, romance, humor, and bad actors to make this story the best one yet.
Discover who are the winners and losers when humans are herded to a machine's targeted end point.