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The Lost Kickstarter Campaign
Before I published Avogadro Corp, I considered running a Kickstarter campaign to fund publishing the novel. I ended up publishing without the Kickstarter. Fast-forward three years, and I just found the campaign still sitting in my Kickstarter account. Here'...
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Fireside Chat with Brad Feld
This was an insanely fun chat I had with Brad Feld at the Silicon Flatirons's Science fiction & Entrepreneurship conference. We discussed the inspiration for Avogadro Corp, where we both draw influences from, investing, and more. This was the panel I was on...
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On Writing and Meetings
Brad Feld posts about why he writes for an hour each day : Finally, after almost 20 years of writing, the light bulb went on for me. I write to think. Forcing myself to sit down and work through these ideas in a logical sequence for an audience of readers r...
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Podcast with Singularity 1 on 1
I was honored to be interviewed by the inimitable Nikola Danaylov (aka Socrates) for the Singularity 1 on 1 podcast . In our 45 minute discussion, we covered the technological singularity, the role of open source and the hacker community in artificial intel...
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As for the tech singularity... hold onto your hat and smartphone. It is a coming and it is more then many suspect.
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The Last Firewall audiobook available!
Great news: The Last Firewall audiobook is available now from Audible and iTunes . Go grab a copy! Narrated by the talented Jennifer O'Donnell, and produced by Brick Shop Shop, this unabridged production is nearly ten hours long. I'm really happy with the r...
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Awesome! Congratulations - I've been looking forward to this after finishing your first two books.
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How to Launch a Book in the Top Ten
All writers, whether indie, small press, or large traditional publisher, must learn how to market themselves and their books. If they don't get the word out about their book, no one will buy it. (This is also true of musicians and businesses, and I think th...
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from /r/basicincome

There is work to be done, but no jobs.  What does that tell us?

I'm not sure this follows, but it's at least thought provoking.
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Wait, Google is working on home mesh networking?
 
Google Senior Vice President +Sundar Pichai recently announced a forthcoming wearable computing SDK and said that wearable devices “need a mesh layer and a data layer by which they can come together.” He gave the example of a “smart jacket” as something Google would need to support in the future.

He mentioned mesh networking again in the context of home automation. When asked about the company’s recent acquisition of Nest, which makes smart thermostats and talking smoke detectors, he said that Nest devices could be part of a “mesh layer” Google may be working on.

A mesh networking topology is one in which each node in the network can also relay data to other nodes. Mesh networks enable ad hoc networks and also self-healing networks—like the Internet—where a missing, damaged or offline node causes the data to route-around the problem.

But for the home? This is a truly exciting possibility. Here's why: 

http://www.eweek.com/cloud/why-google-is-working-on-home-mesh-networking.html

#androidathome  
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Life imitates art, aye? Well, or +William Hertling is a prescient seer in this domain. Regardless, I'm looking forward to reading more :D
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A great afternoon with Nikola, Ramez Naam, and Greg Bear. (And hosted by Greg's wonderful family.)
 
Behind the scenes of my Singularity 1 on 1 interview with +William Hertling 
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Science Fiction Writer
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  • William Hertling
    Author, 2011 - present
  • Hewlett-Packard
    Web Strategist, 1997 - present
  • Tripwire
    Director of R&D, 1997 - 1997
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Portland, OR
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Brooklyn, NY - Tucson, AZ
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Introduction
I am the author of Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears, A.I. Apocalypse, and The Last Firewall, science-fiction novels about the emergence of artificial intelligence, the future of technology, and the technological singularity. 

When I'm not writing, I work on web development and strategy at HP.

Email me at william dot hertling at gmail. Read more about me
Bragging rights
Published Avogadro Corp, earned my MBA, raised chickens, refinished a basement, all while raising three kids and working full-time.
Education
  • Bainbridge Graduate Institute
    MBA in Sustainable Business, 2002 - 2004
  • University of Arizona
    Computer Science M.S., 1992 - 1995
  • Brooklyn College
    Computer Science B.S., 1988 - 1992
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