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Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez

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By Daniel Suarez

The surprising techno-thriller that cements Daniel Suarez’s prestige because the inheritor to Michael Crichton and Tom Clancy—a terrifying, breathtaking, and all-too-plausible imaginative and prescient of the world’s close to future.

Unmanned weaponized drones already exist—they’re normal through the US in our battle efforts within the heart East. In Kill Decision, bestselling writer Daniel Suarez takes that truth and the true technology in the back of it one step additional, with scary results.

Linda McKinney is a myrmecologist, a scientist who reports the social constitution of ants. Her educational profession has left her fullyyt unprepared for the day her refined examine is conscripted by way of unknown forces to assist run an unmanned—and due to her examine, automated—drone military. Odin is the secretive designated Ops soldier with a special perception into the faceless enemy who has began to assault the yankee place of birth with drones programmed to hunt, establish, and execute ambitions with no human intervention.

jointly, McKinney and Odin needs to sluggish this boost lengthy adequate for the realm to acknowledge its damaging strength, simply because for hundreds of thousands of years the “kill decision” in the course of conflict has remained within the arms of humans—and off-loading that accountability to machines will convey accidental, potentially irreversible, outcomes. yet as forces even McKinney and Odin don’t comprehend start to assemble, and demise rains down from above, it may well already be too past due to save lots of humankind from destruction by the hands of our personal expertise.

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How did consumers come to value Nike so much compared to its competitors? Nike is a seminal cultural innovation. Yet, conventional explanations avoid grappling with the cultural aspects of Nike’s innovation and, as a result, fail to explain why Nike was so successful. Many experts view Nike as a better-mousetraps poster child: Nike engineered the best shoes and earned a reputation for great performance as a result. But, as we demonstrate, this argument does not align with the historical facts. Nike’s famed shoe innovations happened early on and do not coincide with the brand’s takeoff.

The company was having trouble getting consumers to pay attention to its air-cushion technology. Jordan flew through the air in superhuman fashion on the way to his patented dunks. Therefore, Nike management reasoned, he was a natural spokesman for ‘‘air’’ (never mind that the technology was to cushion shocks, not to propel mere mortals toward the rim). Nike went to the trouble of designing a unique Jordan shoe for this purpose—Air Jordans. What set them apart was the flashy red and black design, echoing the team colors of the Chicago Bulls, in contrast to the white shoes everybody else in the league wore.

Ideologically speaking, the order of the day was a demand not only to revive the original industrious version of the American Dream, but to push these ideals even harder in the face of the economic challenges of the day. As the economy came to a halt, and along with it the increases in standard of living that had become a birthright, Americans struggled to find out what went wrong and how they should respond. The emerging rough-and-tumble free-agent economy demanded a very different mentality from what they were used to.

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