By Catherine Asaro
Charon used to be the main ruthless-and brilliant-criminal of the twenty-first century, a practitioner of unlawful robotics and android examine. he's useless now, and common Thomas Wharington believes his crew of specialists has deleted the entire digital copies the megalomaniacal inventor created of himself. in spite of the fact that, one significant issue is still: Alpha, the single android survivor of Charon's cybernetic empire. Outwardly indistinguishable from a human girl, Alpha has superhuman energy and pace, and even perhaps extra lethal functions nonetheless unknown. Thomas's superiors wish her dismantled and studied, yet to Thomas it seems like homicide. He stalls for time, a flow which could end up disastrous. Alpha escapes from an escape-proof compound, kidnaps Thomas, and takes him to 1 of Charon's hidden installations. Charon can be lifeless, yet Alpha keeps to hold out her overdue master's orders, and he or she refuses to problematic on what these orders entail. Her habit is changing into extra human-or so it sort of feels. Is she constructing feelings and a moral sense, or is she simply studying to counterfeit them as a method of engaging in her enigmatic orders? And do these orders contain Thomas's demise sentence?
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These people tend to upgrade before the majority of the population, and before it’s really necessary to upgrade. The Amish off the AT Nobody resists upgrading like the Amish. Although the AT doesn’t cross through the heart of Amish country, it gets pretty close. Andy, a business school friend of mine, grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We stayed with Andy and his family for a weekend and learned about the Amish people. The Amish are a prime example of people who have withheld adopting new technology.
Just like that. Similarly, those who hike the AT go cold turkey to get back to the basics. Thru-hikers, unlike most of the population, want to downgrade in a major way. As pilgrims, we neatly summarized our lives: eat; walk; sleep. When we returned from the AT, we reexamined our lives. All those “must have” upgrades no longer seemed necessary. If the thought of cutting back a little makes your stomach turn, then consider a more radical move by cutting back dramatically. I call it Returning to Base Camp—getting back to basics and learning to live a Spartan existence.
AT hikers agree that Maine and New Hampshire are the two most challenging states along the AT. Like New Hampshire, this chapter might be a bit tough to deal with for some people. Let’s sum up the key takeaways of this chapter: • To fully enjoy life you need the freedom to do what makes you happy. • Every dollar you spend diminishes your freedom; every dollar you invest increases your freedom. • Beware of summit fever, so you’re not exposed when a financial storm comes. • When you raise your standard of living, you pass a point of no return, so do it judiciously.
Alpha (Charon, Book 2) by Catherine Asaro