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Richard MacManus
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Author of PRESENCE, a science fiction novel about the future of virtual reality.
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Richard MacManus is a science fiction author and technology writer. He's the founder of tech blog ReadWrite.

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I'm thrilled to announce the publication of my second book, Presence. It's a novel about the future of #VirtualReality. BUY NOW from Amazon as an ebook or paperback: http://amzn.to/2cR6UCO
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We'll help by asking for it +Richard MacManus​ :)
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In my latest weekly newsletter, I question whether you should buy a #virtualreality #VR headset now... or wait for version two. We know what Zuck wants us to do!
2016 is the year that kickstarted Virtual Reality. But should you buy the first generation VR headsets, or wait for version two?
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... and soon Zuckerberg controlled the unruly masses ... :-)
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My debut science fiction novel, Presence, will be published later this month. Why did I write a novel this time, and not a nonfiction book? Because I believe #sciencefiction is an under-utilized tool for examining the impact of new technology. Here's why...
Here’s how science fiction can help you understand technology and its incredible impact on society.
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Google is moving from a mobile world to an “AI first world.” So what does this mean for us and should we prepare to throw away our iPhones and Android devices? #artificialintelligence #AI

This is edition #26 of my weekly newsletter. Subscribe here for delivery by email (plus special subscriber-only updates on my book projects): http://eepurl.com/bLOD2r
Google says it is building an AI first world. Will we even need mobile phones?
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+Oleg Moskalensky gratitude! 
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This week's newsletter is an update on my new book. It was sent exclusively to my email subscribers, so if you don't want to miss out next time sign up here: http://eepurl.com/bLOD2r
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In this week’s newsletter, I ponder the value of hyperlinks on today’s Internet. Are they still worth anything in the age of real-time news feeds and content streaming? #links #tags
I explore whether social bookmarking is relevant in the era of streams. Are hyperlinks still a thing?
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My upcoming novel speculates on what VR presence will be like in 2051. But as you'll see in this edition of my newsletter, there's a lot of work to be done before such presence becomes a reality. #virtualreality #VR #sciencefiction
My novel speculates on what VR presence will be like in 2051, but there’s a lot of work to be done before it becomes a reality.
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What will the Facebook (or Google+) of 2051 be like? In my soon to be released novel, Presence, I imagine that future. In the latest edition of my newsletter, I look at the present-day inspirations for my book...
What will be the equivalent of Facebook in thirty-five years? There are clues today…
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hello......
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When it comes to making ‘smart’ Internet products, Alexa shows that Amazon has an edge. Which means Amazon’s retailing future looks good/ominous (depending on your point of view!). Find out more in my latest newsletter...

You can subscribe to my weekly newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/bLOD2r
Amazon has gotten great at making smart Internet products. So the outlook is good/ominous (depending on your pov) for Amazon’s retailing future.
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Would you accept a friend request from a robot? You will soon, because Facebook's long-term goal is to build "intelligent machines." Find out more about the future of Facebook in this week's newsletter... #artificialintelligence #AI
Would you accept a friend request from a robot? You will soon, because Facebook’s long-term goal is to build “intelligent machines.”
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My latest newsletter channels ‪#‎MrRobot‬ and explores the future of AI assistants. I also recall a lunch I had with Siri co-founder Adam Cheyer a couple of years ago. #siri #viv #alexa
Artificial Intelligence is making everything around us smarter. Alexa is where it’s at in 2016, but Viv is the future.
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Brexit proved that our social media is too narrow and selfish. Here's what to do to fix that...
The big news this week was the decision by 52% of British voters to leave the European Union, a.k.a. Brexit. I was shocked and dismayed by the result; and I bet the vast majority of you reading thi…
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Hmm
how are doing dear hope all is we with you there. 
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