Review: Firmware

Firmware by Stephen J. Sweeney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The scary thing about this book is that it isn’t too hard to imagine…
At the moment people are concerned about the loss of privacy associated with the internet and smart phones. Some people hack and root their phones to get extra features or make them better (including improving privacy). This story tells of a future where people have chips implanted in their head. A few people have learned how to hack these to give extra abilities and talents.
Unfortunately the company running the chips (and the software) aren’t as transparent as we would like, and it is down to a group of hackers to guess what they are up to.
I enjoyed this book and whilst it isn’t very long (or it didn’t take long to read) I would recommend it to my sci-fi fans. Unfortunately you have to be prepared to read the sequel to find out how it ends but don’t let that put you off!

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