Tuesday, February 16 at 7PM (pt)
THE FUTURE IS YOURS
by DAN FREY
in conversation with ANEESH CHAGANTY
Told through emails, texts, transcripts, and blog posts, this bleeding-edge tech thriller chronicles the costs of innovation and asks how far you'd go to protect the ones you love--even from themselves.
If you had the chance to look one year into the future, would you?
For Ben Boyce and Adhi Chaudry, the answer is unequivocally yes. And they're betting everything that you'll say yes, too. Welcome to The Future: a computer that connects to the internet one year from now, so you can see who you'll be dating, where you'll be working, even whether or not you'll be alive in the year to come. By forming a startup to deliver this revolutionary technology to the world, Ben and Adhi have made their wildest, most impossible dream a reality. Once Silicon Valley outsiders, they're now its hottest commodity.
The device can predict everything perfectly--from stock market spikes and sports scores to political scandals and corporate takeovers--allowing them to chase down success and fame while staying one step ahead of the competition. But the future their device foretells is not the bright one they imagined.
Ambition. Greed. Jealousy. And, perhaps, an apocalypse. The question is . . . can they stop it?
Dan Frey is an author and screenwriter; his first novel, The Retreat, was published by Audible in January 2020. The Future Is Yours is his second book, and will be published in hardcover by Del Rey, an imprint of Penguin Random House, on February 9, 2020. As a screenwriter, he is currently working on a series at Netflix that will premiere in 2022, as well as a feature film for Disney+ and a TV adaptation of The Future Is Yours.
Aneesh Chaganty is an Indian-American writer/director whose 2 minute short film, a Google Glass spot called "Seeds", became an internet sensation after garnering more than 1 million YouTube views in 24 hours. Following its success, Aneesh was invited to join the Google Creative Lab in New York City, where he spent 2 years developing, writing and directing Google commercials. His work has been aired during the Superbowl, Summer Olympics and viewed more than 45 million times online. His directorial debut, SEARCHING, premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize, and was acquired by Sony Pictures for distribution, during which it grossed more than 75 million dollars worldwide. His second film, RUN, starring Sarah Paulson, was released on Hulu this past November and became the streaming service’s most watched movie ever during its opening weekend.