the erased

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The Erased is an e-book by Grant Piercy, available for the Amazon Kindle.

You’ve been imprisoned by a shadowy government project and your identity has been erased; the only question is why. Welcome Home.

In a dystopian society where severe laws are in place to regulate the media you’re allowed to view, anyone and anything can be erased. Most people get their information and entertainment from the Knowledgebase -- a computer network dubbed the “sum total of human knowledge.” But forces are at work to edit and shape the Knowledgebase as they see fit -- suppressing dissident thoughts and behaviors. Their clear target: a group of rebels who hide in plain sight and call themselves the Transhumans -- people who remote into androids illegally, and whose goal is to eventually transplant a human consciousness into an android.

In the middle of this stands 77, a prisoner who’s been asked to repair a broken android for his captors. Once he solves the mystery of this android, he may find the truth behind the Transhumans, the elusive Knowledgebase architects, and the erased.

The Erased presents a near-future parable for the media age, where the march toward merging with technology comes at a terrible price.

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5 Men Stand Under An Exploding Nuke of the Day: July 19, 1957, the heart of the Cold War.

1 test atomic warhead, detonated 18,500 feet above ground.

5 Air Force officers and 1 photographer, who volunteered to stand underneath it to demonstrate the relative safety of a low-grade nuclear exchange in the atmosphere.

As NPR’s Robert Krulwich writes: “You have to see this to believe it.”

[krulwichwonders]

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    Go ahead, fathom this.
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    Wow. Stuff from this time period, I just. This makes me think more about how great a character Cave Johnson is. And...
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    I saw this the other day and thought of you. It’s adorable in “oh, you silly ignorant kids” kind of way.
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    FACT: History is stranger than we remember.
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    I love how their sign says “Ground Zero, Population, 5”
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    I have no words.
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