Will a new concept of artificial intelligence solve the world's biggest problems? Hugh and Jessica fight to preserve Professor Leitner's vision, in the process creating a fusion of artificial intelligence technology, the Internet, and worldwide participation: Mindwave. In this ultra realistic scenario Mindwave shows us the future, but the book's sweeping view also details the strategies of powerful enemies. Is the shared will to give the world environmental stability, peace, and quality of life for everyone enough? In this story the emergence of a new global politics is accompanied by risk-taking on many levels... and action from one side of the world to the other.
"Takes the Internet and the GRID to the next level. Thought provoking, hopeful, and just a bit scary!"
--Vint Cerf, Father of the Internet
Hermann Maurer is an Austrian computer scientist, serving as Professor of Computer Science at the Graz University of Technology. He has supervised over 40 dissertations, written more than 20 books and over 600 scientific articles, and started or been involved with a number of companies. He thinks that future applications of computers can barely be described using today's terminology, and so employs metaphors such as telepathy and teleportation when discussing them.