Il Progetto Alfa Centauri (Thinking worlds)
Il Progetto Alfa Centauri (Thinking worlds)
Il Progetto Alfa Centauri (Thinking worlds)
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Il Progetto Alfa Centauri (Thinking worlds)

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Prefazione di Marta Rossi, contributo speciale di Nikola Danaylov - Il nostro futuro. Tre razze: umani, intelligenze artificiali ed anime, queste ultime ottenute digitalizzando il cervello dopo la morte. Differenze profonde tra popolazioni in cerca di un’identità. I protagonisti si muovono negli incredibili scenari di un mondo reso irriconoscibile dalla tecnologia.
Ne scaturisce un confronto possente con la civiltà attuale, che liberandoci strato dopo strato da convenzioni e pregiudizi, ci lascia alla fine di fronte ai valori fondamentali e alla fragilità dell’essere umano. Faccia a faccia con i costumi e la morale di un mondo che un giorno potremmo condividere. Nel frattempo l’intelligenza artificiale si rivela lo strumento dell’evoluzione per progredire verso stati di consapevolezza e condivisione superiori.

XXIII secolo. Gli umani abitano la Terra e la Luna, ultime roccaforti del passato potere. Marte e la Rete sono popolate dalle intelligenze artificiali e dalle anime, queste ultime ottenute digitalizzando il cervello dopo la morte. La realtà virtuale consente alle due razze di comunicare.
Con la digitalizzazione, gli umani hanno allontanato la morte reale a un futuro indeterminato, ma non si sentono felici: provano verso gli esseri virtuali, ammirazione, invidia e senso di inferiorità.
Le creature digitali invece non sopportano di essere relegate in mondi troppo piccoli per le loro sconfinate ambizioni. Durante l’esperienza marziana, hanno sviluppato le competenze per gli ambienti extraterrestri, soprattutto hanno acquisito la sicurezza indispensabile per la colonizzazione di altri sistemi solari.
Gli umani finanziano il progetto Alfa Centauri, in cambio della rinuncia degli esseri digitali ad espandersi sulla terra. Prima della partenza, la Sicurezza terrestre intercetta un messaggio sospetto proveniente dall’Agenzia Spaziale. Terrorismo? Gli indizi conducono agli Eletti, una setta entrata in Rete cinquant’anni prima con un suicidio collettivo...
Il Progetto Alfa Centauri è disponibile in Inglese, Spagnolo, Francese ed Italiano.

PublisherMarco Santini
Release dateJan 16, 2011
Il Progetto Alfa Centauri (Thinking worlds)
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DOWNLOAD FOR FREE MARCO SANTINI'S EBOOKSThe soul of a novel may evolve with its author. Here you will follow the evolution of a work from its first release to the final script.I am particularly fond of the first one – Dreaming Immortality - for the variety of the characters, the range of Transhumanist issues and because it was actually my first creation. The novel is almost all the original version, which in my opinion contributes greatly in the charm of the work. In the last edition the dates to Technological Singularity, brain digitization, semi immortality and strong A.I. have been anticipatedThe second version – The Alpha Centauri Project – is shorter but retains the main characteristics of the first work.New developments were forthcoming. A few readers imagined how gorgeous would be the story in an animated or motion picture format and set a compelling challenge for me. I adapted soon characters and plot into a story of suspense and action that makes you think. 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We can hardly realize the penetration and dependency that this phenomenon exerts in general on our daily lives.For the first time Man wonders about his own existence and desperately seeks to transcend himself through knowledge and the access to the spaces of the vast universe. The end is extraordinary, full of emotion and positivity. This novel is essential in the patrimony of any reader interested in a new view of science fiction, where science exceeds by far the imagination of any writer.""Mil felicidades por la fascinante psicología que le has otorgado a tus personajes Eve y Victoria, en tu novela The Alpha Centauri Project.""He leído nuevamente la novela. Los textos la hacen muy dinámica y te atrapan de inmediato de principio a fin. Espero que un día sea llevada al cine.""Yo ya lo leí. Te lo recomiendo ampliamente. Si el prólogo es interesante, el líbro lo es aún más. En él encontré una interesante propuesta futurista muy a doc con los temas actuales de ciencia ficción.""Hermoso y emotivo relato... He descubierto una nueva faceta tuya . Tú profunda sensibilidad hacia las emociones y sentimientos que puede desencadenar la obra de arte. Pero sobre todo, tu extraordinaria capacidad para escribir dichas emociones. Como escritor de ciencia ficción ya nos has mostrado tu gran potencial, ahora tenemos el placer de leerte en el género del “cuento de corte futurista” y lo haces también con gran acierto. ¡Felicidades!""Un aporte extraordinario a la literatura de ciencia ficción, una impresionante visión del futuro para todos tus lectores y un invaluable estímulo para los investigadores y científicos de todo el mundo.""Un livre de Marco Santini à lire absolument :) Votre Roman est passionnant , Marco , et vous êtes un grand écrivain de science fiction , aussi je désire que mes amis partagent votre vision ! ""Merci. Sans vous, je n'aurai peut être pas lu le livre , j'adore!! Merci Marco Santini pour cette œuvre passionnante.""Oh! non , c'est moi qui te remercie d'avoir autant de talent ,et je suis une lectrice exigeante ,mais là, je suis totalement sous le choc , j'aimerai lire la suite ...""Cette nouvelle est totalement captivante , et de plus pour ceux qui désirent , vous avez une excellente traduction française , je l'ai lu !""Marco dans l'élaboration de son ouvrage a su conjuguer sa fantaisie de visionnaire et sa rationalité scientifique. Il réussit de cette façon à anticiper les temps de l'histoire et à nous montrer ce que deviendra l'humanité à la moitié de notre siècle! 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Ora mi tuffo nel secondo libro!""Bello, spaventosamente reale, ineluttabilmente veritiero.La trama è semplice e snella ma l'ambientazione invita spesso a riflettere su chi siamo e dove (vogliamo?) andare.Senza dubbio una lettura coinvolgente, dal gran ritmo e che invoglia a riflettere ponendoci problemi che troppo spesso per comodità tendiamo a nascondere sotto il materasso.""Fantastico! Stupendo! Da leggere tutto d'un fiato!!! Il miglior racconto di fantascienza che abbia letto da parecchio tempo... Una nuova frontiera dell'immaginazione!""Il suo stile è avvincente e incalzante di quelli che ti incollano alla lettura. Gli scenari ipotizzati sono meravigliosi e coinvolgenti. Grazie per avermi reso partecipe di questo viaggio e di questa avventura.Mi viene a mente una frase letta nel libro di Edgar Morin "Conoscenza ignoranza mistero" in cui soteneva che è la vita stessa che sfugge alla morte moltiplicandosi all'infinito.""Un bellissimo romanzo con una interessante visione del nostro prossimo futuro inteso come umanità. Il sogno di immortalità' che anch'io sono convinto un giorno sarà realizzabile attraverso il download della nostra memoria in digitale.""Il tuo romanzo ha lasciato in me un segno profondo e lo consiglio sempre a tutti i miei amici appassionati di Science Fiction.""Complimenti libro stupendo che apre scenari incredibili e futuristici su un mondo avvenire che, chissà, forse rispecchieranno i dettati di questo splendido romanzo."**********CONSIDERATIONSAccording to future studies, the world will be dominated soon by disruptive technologies, able to plunge humankind into an era of accelerated progress. Main outcomes will be the achievement of immortality, the creation of smarter than human artificial intelligences and the spread of the new species through the universe.“Dreaming immortality” is a breathtaking story set in this near future altered almost beyond recognition by technology. Social and ethical issues as well as dreams and projects of the digital people are key drivers of the story. For digital beings aiming at eternal life, truth and collaboration are primary values; seeking exponential growth in knowledge and technology, avoiding conflicts and spreading into the universe their goals.The passionate scenarios make the reader share the soul of the digital civilization. From this, a powerful comparison with our world emerges, that stripping away layer after layer of conventions and prejudices, leaves us at last face to face with the morals of a world that one day we might share.Eve and Victoria, the main characters, are humans whose brain was digitized after death. They move in this context of epoch-making events, searching for identity. They become more and more involved in the hardship of the digital community to the point of rising to leaders. Finally, in a crescendo of drama, they merge their destiny with that of their new people.End of the 21st century. Humans live on Earth and the Moon, last strongholds of their past power. Mars and the Net are inhabited by artificial intelligences and souls, these last obtained by digitizing the brain after death. The virtual reality allows the two races to communicate. Their differences are deep, their interest irreconcilable.With biotechnology and digitization, humans have postponed real death to an indeterminate future, but they are not happy. Towards the virtual beings they feel admiration but also inferiority and envy.The digital creatures instead cannot bear being relegated in worlds too small for their unbounded ambitions. Their Martian experience has allowed them to develop the competence necessary in extra-terrestrial environments, most of all to acquire the self-confidence indispensable for the colonization of other star systems. The Alpha Centauri project is born.The mission obtains the humans’ support. In exchange the digital beings abandon the idea of expanding on the Earth. Just before departure, Earth Security intercepts a suspect message from the Space Agency. Terrorism? The evidence leads to the Elects, a sect that entered Net years before through a collective suicide...A script is also available. The novel is in English, French, Italian and can be downloaded FOR FREE from Smashwords.Copyright Marco Santini**********Thanks to my friends, who over time have supported me with their engagement and enthusiasm:José Luis Cordeiro -- Dalla Palma - , Danaylov -- Rossi, iLabs -- Morales y Mori -- Geremias - D.Smith -- Zanellato -- to Isabel Mendonça Alves.**********ABOUT THE AUTHORMarco Santini graduated in Engineering and specialized in Business Administration. Deeply interested in high-tech trends, he has written “The Alpha Centauri Project”, “Evolution: the future” and "Dreaming immortality", novels depicting a near future dominated by technology. He has made the ebooks free and downloadable in several languages, in order to share their content with the widest audience and to contribute to discussion about great themes. Script available.Member of:Millenium Project -- Foundation -- -- States Trashumanist Party

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