The Origin Point: A Future Tech Cyber Novella WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED two American federal government cabinet ministers join a secretive world-class alliance to create a global surveillance and online tracking system of sweeping control. But when a ubiquitous flash drive with shocking content falls into the hands of an intrepid journalist, a new threat emerges to release the story to an unwary world.
When global cyber security is the prize in the race for our online future, can the defiance of two master operators backed by a clandestine global team outpace the vaunted skill of America's free press and an underground cyber defense team with their own agenda?
Welcome to Washington, D.C., a city where life is a deal and secrecy is holding the cards. The Origin Point is a future tech cyber novella taking you into the untold plan to create the most intrusive global surveillance and online data system ever envisioned. This is the first prequel novella to the Life Online book series. Secretary of State Julia Davenport the electric diplomat with a global network made of unbendable steel, and Marco Manuel, the director of the almost unknown Federal Security Commission join Global Cyber Security to construct an international cyber operation uniting all surveillance, satellite images and everyone's online data into one controllable space. Taking full advantage of dysfunction in D.C. politics and a billionaire class awash with cash, they manipulate federal government departments, big business and global law enforcement into implementing their project.
But a mysterious underground technologist named Apex has insight into their operations and her own plan for stopping the project designed to control everyone's identity. Using sophisticated tech skill, she launches a targeted investigation into the security operation, and sets up a galvanized global team set to risk their lives in a counter cyber attack. As GCS battles to accelerate its implementation timeline, and independent technologists mobilize to stop them, those caught in the middle debate the most decisive issues of our times:
Do you want individual privacy or do you want global security?
What is the responsibility of business to protect consumer data?
What is the role of government in managing progress?
Can we prevent the technology from taking control?
From the law-making halls of D.C. to the free-wheeling tech economy in San Francisco, the forces making these decisions are already in the game and your life is in play. Learn who is bracing to advance and who is in retreat as the brightest minds lay the foundation for a future that may have already arrived.
Start the Life Online book series with this novella about how today's national security operations become tomorrow's total control over you and everything you do. Meet the machine in the middle whose intelligence is all human beings can program at this moment, but not all the programming to come. The Life Online books are speculative science fiction thrillers for thinking people imagining the unintended consequences of our dependence on technology.