Episode 327 – With Rob Reid

On July 25, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Patrick Hester

In episode 327 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Rob Reid, author of After On – The definitive novel of today’s Silicon Valley. After On flash captures our culture and technological movement with up-to-the-instant savvy. Matters of privacy and government intrusion, post-Tinder romance, nihilistic terrorism, artificial consciousness, synthetic biology and much more are tackled with authority and brash playfulness by New York Times best selling author Rob Reid.

About Rob: Rob Reid is an author of speculative fiction based in New York City. His new novel, After On (release date: August 1, 2017), concerns a diabolical social network (Phluttr) with the means and (perhaps?) the inclination to take full control of human society. His prior novel, Year Zero, was a New York Times bestseller, and depicts a vast alien civilization whose obsession with American pop music bankrupts the entire universe. A former venture capitalist, Rob was the founder, CEO, and later Chairman of Listen.com, which created & developed Rhapsody – the first online music service to secure full-catalog licenses from all of the major labels. Rhapsody created the unlimited streaming model later adopted by Spotify, Apple, and many others.

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© 2017 Patrick Hester and John Anealio

This podcast contains original music by John Anealio.

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