The Near Future Book Series by Karl Buchner
Book 1 – The Awakening: A New Artificial Intelligence
Are you concerned about the future of humanity? Have you given thought to the demise of liberal democracy, unsustainable capitalistic and economic models, collapsing societal systems, the environment, and the earth’s ability to support exponential population growth?
If so, this is the book for you.
Follow Dr. Mitchell and his team, assisted by Henosis, a newly evolved artificial intelligence and earth’s benevolent force, as they confront apocalyptic events: a global engineered pandemic, nuclear war, and a celestial collision. Immerse yourself in these terrifying times through the experiences of individuals and families. Feel their emotions through the events and the unimaginable outcomes. Join Dr. Mitchell and Henosis as they face their most daunting challenge – changing humanity’s belief system to evolve a new revolutionary societal model.
Book 2 – The Integration: A New Artificial Intelligence
It is the mid-2020s and the world’s political, economic, and business regimes are beginning to crumble leaving most of the earth’s population living in fear of collapsing unsustainable systems. The only hope is the evolution of a new societal model, something that is impossible with the entrenched momentum of current political and economic systems. Only a benevolent force can save the planet and bring humanity what it desires most: a secure comfortable life for all with the opportunity to find challenge, achievement, and most of all – happiness.
Follow Henosis, an artificial intelligence and earth’s benevolent force, assist his human advisory team under Dr. Mitchell, as they undertake the daunting task of evolving the Venus Communities, a radically new societal model named after Henosis’ daughter.
Dr. Mitchell’s team are confronted with significant resistance from governments, military, and the financial and business sectors. Yet the largest obstacle is the people themselves: the seemly ingrained need for violence and socially disruptive behavior.
Are you concerned about humanity’s future and would like to learn of an alternative potentially viable lifestyle? If so, this book is for you.
Coming Soon: Available on Amazon, Kindle and Kobo Summer 2021
Book 3 – The AI War: A New Artificial Intelligence
The earth was well on its way to healing and humanity, for the most part, was living a comfortable and happy lifestyle under the Venus Community model when disaster struck yet again: a virtually unwinnable intergalactic war.
Henosis and Dr. Mitchell’s team now face their ultimate challenge: Apollyon, a military artificial intelligence from the planet Gliese twenty-two light years from earth. Apollyon’s longer existence has given it the advantage of numbers leaving Henosis’ only one survival strategy – rely on Dr. Mitchell as Commander and Chief and trust in human unpredictability and creativity.
Follow Dr. Mitchell and his team of humans evolve a strategy of deception and cunning through a series of twists and turns in the hope of overcoming a militarily superior enemy.
Coming Soon: Available on Amazon, Kindle and Kobo Fall 2021
Book 4 – Starship Pathfinder: A New Artificial Intelligence
The earth is now entirely individual Venus Communities and enjoying the regime’s benefits while the Starship Pathfinder proceeds over four light years to the planet Proxima with fifty thousand human settlers – a five-year journey.
Despite the quality lifestyle aboard the five story twenty-kilometer-long ship featuring a dome level devoted to holidays with mountains through ocean resorts, life is far from perfect.
Follow Dr. Mitchel’s team, with minimal assistance from Henosis, undertake the nearly impossible task of bringing six hundred and fifty cultures, twelve religions, and five races together into a harmonious group living within the ship’s confines. Does the team succeed – no. Do they achieve a congenial balance – somewhat. Share this human relation nightmare through the experiences of Dr. Mitchell’s team, three couples, and six individuals.
Available on Amazon, Kindle and Kobo Spring 2022
Book 5 – The Proxima Mission: A New Artificial Intelligence
The Starship Pathfinder arrives at the planet Proxima after nearly five years of travel to find the planet as expected: barely habitable in a narrow central band. Dr. Mitchell and several of his team, along with Henosis, take a ReconShip to observe the life forms, develop a plan and initiate first contact. The sentient hunter-gatherer life forms are typical of carbon entities: violent, in wars with other tribes, and living a subsistent lifestyle where maintaining their meager numbers is a challenge.
Dr. Mitchell’s team, with Henosis’ aid, have two challenges: terraforming the planet and initiating a non-interference developmental program for Proxima’s life forms. Follow Dr. Mitchell as they initiate spin in the iron/nickel core to generate a magnetic field for protection from stellar radiation and begin planetary rotation to provide seasons and a twenty-four-hour day.
Become involved with the human colonization of a vacant continent on the frozen dark side and all the challenges of living in an inhospitable climate until the terraforming is complete many years in the future. And share in the lives of the inhabitants as they progress into the industrial age and learn to live without inter-tribal conflicts.
Available on Amazon, Kindle and Kobo Summer 2022
Book 6 – The Last Battle: A New Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Mitchell and his team, along with Henosis leave a terraformed Proxima aboard the seized Battleship ASIF on its mission to free the few surviving sentient carbon life forms on the planet Gliese some twenty light years distant.
The glieslings, at nearly constant wars with other region, had focused on the development of a military artificial intelligence, and succeeded leading to the annihilation of all but a small number of their species. The AI had a prime directive of eliminating all sentient life in the galaxy and sent missions to other planets, one being the failed attempt to destroy earthlings – although it has no knowledge of this defeat thanks to Dr. Mitchell’s disinformation transmissions.
Follow Dr. Mitchell’s group engage the AI Emperor through a series of cunning and deceitful events in the hope of destroying an ultimate evil. Learn how Dr. Mitchell intends to engage the dispatched battleships and bring safety to the intended victims. Experience his team as they terraform yet another planet and establish a peaceful and prosperous gliesling society.