A prologue that sets the stage for what is about to come. Two young people killed by an assassin, and someone sees it all. The girl is engaged to the man who enters the room and sees his fiancé dead in the arms of another man. Instead of reporting it he takes the man’s identity and switches it with his. When the police arrive they learn that he is dead and the man who is now becomes him. Deaths caused by an explosion.
Derek Taylor who dropped out of college and took this name of a rich friend and college classmate, in a strange explosion. Taylor is made to testify to the United States Senate on the need for increasing cybersecurity, presenting real lie examples of data breaches. But is he tied to a terrorist hacker group, and will he be a target for political scrutiny? Will he be watched?
Agent Jenn Scott is the daughter of a tip government official. Sometimes these children want to emulate or follow in their parent’s footsteps. She is looking for prove of Derek’s affiliation with cyber-criminal organizations. But reflects on her thoughts and together they team up and become a team.
The impact of the opening seen on American soil allows readers to view a demonstration of a new fleet of small drones what are armed with explosives but directed by human operations. The performance of these drones is enhanced and improved when the human operators step away and they attack is created and orchestrated by an artificial intelligence program created by the military. Numerous innocent civilians are spared, threats are eliminated and this program flourishes with each use. However, some of these drones fly unpredictable off the grid and at first dismissed as nothing more than a non-serious glitch. But then things change, and focus is on those thought to be in control. This huge army of flying A.I. drones let readers understand the title Swarm.
Discussions and criticism plus data that needed to be assessed Nelson Garrett director of the defense science board (DARPA) was entitled to test results. Then a straight question: What was Sylvia? It had a tarnished reputation for decades. It’s an overly ambitious IAI – Integrated artificial intelligence prototype with too much decision autonomy. Here is the shocking revelation: when the story leaked to the media in 1993, the article read that a program had escaped the Sandra labs as Nelson states. Has someone asked: escaped you mean like a drone or a robot? “No, not a drone or a robot” Nelson lifts his eyes to the questioner and stated, I created a virtual spy.
Meet Andre Strauss who’s in Israel and plays an integral part in what happens. As reflections about the 1967 six-day war are reviewed the Vatican will transfer the land back to Israel to build a third temple.
They realize they have entered a far more dangerous phase of cyberwarfare with AI intelligence which will complicate and accelerate all aspects of defensive of offensive strategies. TS3 recommends a full revamp of their national cyber strategy and more.
Let’s take it deeper: Slvia. Sophisticated language virtual intelligence algorithm. In 1993 a joint NSA and DARPA experimental program disappeared from Lawrence Livermore Laboratory at Sandia. An investigation included a team member, naturalized citizen, Dr.Cho Li Ping who stole the program and went back to China. Program creator, Dr. Garrett, has I sat from day one the program escaped on its own. Pages 46- 50 elaborates. The goal Find Slvia and destroy it! Is it possible?
Added in Slvia enjoys his debates with Derek and he tells him of five correlations each one attached to another religious prophecy.
Andre Strauss is the link or gatekeeper to a secret society with anything but a positive goal or intent. Add in the AI powered drones that explains the title, with biblical prophecies leading up to the apocalypse, our country is now in the crosshairs to become engaged in an all-out war led by China, Russia Iran and North Korea. Plus, operating Red Dragon adds more danger . A deadly virus instigated by the release of an A.I. virus that threatens to delete all defense capabilities.
Andre Straus is like a chameleon who pretends to be one thing and yet fabricated himself into anyone or anything to gain control over situations. Several senators at this private meeting, an odd proposal filled with lies. What is invisid? He claims it requires no implant and all data is secured by 128 key encryptions. Lie told that director Wilson accepted a prototype. Sw2
Andre Straus is like a chameleon who pretends to be one thing and yet fabricated himself into anyone or anything to gain control over situations. Several senators at this private meeting, an odd proposal filled with lies. What is invisid? He claims it requires no implant and all data is secured by 128 key encryptions. Lie told that director Wilson accepted a prototype.
Then the conversations get heated and interesting as Garrett finds himself at a meeting with the Chinese and we hear the voice of Sophia another A.I. that seems to know more about Sylva and information that this AI should not have. Questions about several types of information that an AI handles and terms that needed to be explained. Them back to Derek and Josh and why and how the internet. Phones and computer systems are down. What is the cause and is it too late? Plus, Chow li Ping is determined to bring down all communication and more in the United States? What’s his goal?
Then Jenn and Derek have a falling out and they must find a way to complete their goal. Nelson gets sidetracked and finds himself with a person called Jester who Slvia sent him to this man to work together but why?
Added in the President is using ego to handle an adversary. He wants all the drones in Hive dropped over the palace of Bashar. The generals and others at this meeting are not in agreement but will they follow what he wants?
Systems down, special radios needed, and we hear two separate voices: Derek’s who goes to visit Wiki and then Father Padma needing understanding and an important explanation of a prophecy and then Garrett who is overwhelmed and in over his head and will he side with the President or not? What does Slvia tell him and what is the virus Cho created and what damage had it done? How does he communicate with the AI and what did it forward and why? Then back to Garrett and a question: what happens if Slvia cannot stop the Hive? The answer is catastrophic and hope it can be stopped. The magnitude is what happens next will astound you and added in Derek’s friend Ty, Jenn’s fears and yet she remains there with him plus Cho’s startling revelation when he views what has happened and the car isn’t deaths. Will he get his revenge?
What is the message Strauss gets and who gives it to him? What happens to Garrett ?Why?
What is the final reveal about Slvia is it gone, is there an end to the virus and which countries are affected? An ending so powerful and devastating you won’t see it coming. What happens to each or the major players? What did the President sign and what AI program? What happens to Derek and where will he wind up next? This is far from over.
A debut novel by Guy Morris will keep you riveted to the printed pages, wondering if this virus wins and the connection to our past President and his alliances with Putin and Israel plus unique characters , mind blowing scenes and an ending that lets you know it’s not over yet.
IS IT THE BEGINNING OF The END? More to come.
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