Dreaming Your Dream
(Book One of Machine Dreaming)
AI controls everything. Even their dreams.
After a war that brought humanity to the brink of extinction, the survivors partnered with Artificial Intelligence to create a brighter future.
Centuries later, their survival depends on AI and it plays a bigger role in their lives than other people do. The people enjoy a virtual utopia every night by using interactive dream technology, but their AI-generated dreams are the only source of entertainment available.
AI determined the root of all harmful human behaviour was uncontrolled emotions, but balanced, harmonious emotions are an integral aspect of wellness. It concluded the only reliable way to achieve that was to eliminate emotion while a person was awake, then provide a safe way to experience the complete range of human emotions while engaged in dreaming.
John is a loner who struggles to hide the fact he can still feel a low level of emotions when he’s awake. He must keep his secret emotions and his mind strictly controlled—through the use of meditation—but he continues to make that harder and harder to accomplish when his life is on the line.
[Science Fiction / Dystopian]
Includes 50 Film Noir inspired illustrations by Melinda Maria Lack.