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Dreaming of a Compassionate and Empathetic Future

In the year 2121, we find ourselves at a crossroads in society, where AI and technological advancements have seamlessly integrated into our lives, shaping a virtual world where living, loving, and working have become a new norm. However, amidst this remarkable progress, one cannot help but wonder if there is still room to step back, unplug, and cherish the present moment.

Meet Minerva, from QUANTUM-C (free to read for a limited time on Kindle Unlimited) a young woman who dares to rebel against the prevailing digital tide, making a courageous decision to go offline in pursuit of a deeper connection with nature and her humanity. As she delves into the essence of her being, she encounters challenges that others fail to comprehend. Beneath the layers of computer-generated reality, she discovers an intrinsic force, defying the conventions and boundaries that govern the virtual realm.

The rapid advancement of technology has left many of us feeling uneasy about the unknown. The past year alone witnessed groundbreaking strides in technology, compelling us to take notice and reflect on our identities with and without these omnipresent tools. Fear often sets in, and it is only natural to retreat to what we understand and seek comfort with like-minded individuals. However, we must recognize the danger in succumbing entirely to this fear-based mentality.

As Chat GPT, Bard and hundreds of similar programs continue to evolve, some may dismiss these chat box programs as harbingers of destruction, fearing the potential they hold. Yet, it is crucial to acknowledge that tools themselves are not inherently good or evil; it is the intention and actions of the individuals wielding them that define their impact.

Such profound considerations drive the narrative of my futuristic series, Aether.

I approach the future with a sense of realism and awareness of the immense potential technology holds, while remaining watchful and deeply concerned about recent developments like the connection of lab-grown human brains to software programs. In this rapidly advancing era, we must collectively engage in vital conversations about accountability and ethics, ensuring that we steer this influential technology towards a path that serves humanity's best interests.

In the present year of 2023, we are fortunate not to be mandated to rely on such programs in our daily lives. Nevertheless, I invite you to ponder a hypothetical scenario - if we were compelled to do so, who would we become?

This question serves as an invitation to venture with me into the future, a realm of uncertainty but also one of potential and transformation.

My hope is to spark ideas that emphasize the preservation of our human essence amidst a rapidly evolving technological landscape. By embracing empathy, compassion, and ethical considerations, we can forge a path that upholds the true essence of humanity, ensuring that technology remains a means to solve problems and foster positive change rather than a tool for chaos.

In conclusion, let us dream together of a future where empathy and generational wisdom intertwine harmoniously, where technological progress coexists with profound compassion, and where our collective actions shape a world that uplifts the human spirit. Together, we can walk this path of discovery, embracing the unknown with our collective wisdom, and emerge with a future that is truly compassionate and better than it was yesterday.

Much love to the Literati! Look soon for a fabulous freebie as a sincere thanks for subscribing and walking with me.

Look for the awesome cover reveal of THE HAUNTED SERIES #4 on my fabulous co-writer, Veronica Cline Barton's blog next week, August 2!

Whoo hoo! Live link will be added after the reveal!

Thank you for suggesting my stories to your friends, for leaving book reviews to help my writing be seen by others and for actively supporting my writing journey by reading this blog. Until next time, find your Peace, Love, Hustle and then Read or Write. -Bibiana

"All heroines, all the time."

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Jul 26, 2023

I am so looking forward to the release of your new Haunted series book! I am ready for fall and your Haunted series is so fun to start the season with! Also, your Aether series stimulates many questions and how we use technology. Is it inherently scary or bad vs. the intention of how we choose to use it and are we evolving to a point where we can choose to disconnect or will that choice be made for us...? I love how your books make me think on a deeper level! Thank you, B, for your creativity and wonderful reads!

Jul 27, 2023
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Thank you so much! We hope you join us next week for the reveal! The Haunted Series has become a Halloween tradition for us too. 🎃 This year’s collection is strong on psychological suspense with lots of wild and woolly, paranormal twists. We deeply appreciate our loyal readers. As far as the Aether series, technology themes are the spicy center of the futuristic ‘tootsie pop!” Can‘t wait to share more. Thanks again for reading and commenting. It means so much!


Jul 25, 2023

Both The Haunted and the Aether series are wonderful reads! Very much looking forward to the 4th book in the The Haunted series.

Jul 25, 2023
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We deeply appreciate the encouragement, Cynthia! Thank you so much! I can hardly wait until next week to share the lineup for this year‘s anthology! ✨I need a fog machine so I can light a candle and write stories.

in the mist. 🤣✨


Jul 25, 2023

Agreed. Not sure if the Kraken is already ‘at large.’ I sure hope not, but most likely we won’t be here to see how it plays out. Here’s to hoping the right person reads this that will be…

I can’t wait to do the reveal! Thank you for an amazing four years of collaboration and wildly imaginative stories! Next up a TV series! A female driven Twilight Zone-

ish experiment !!!! Hey hey! HBO! HULU! Amazon Prime! Netflix! 🥂 Let’s do this!


Veronica Cline Barton
Jul 25, 2023

Many points to ponder, Bibiana. Your Aether series offers a glimpse into the future I'm fearful will materialize if technology is not managed. Is it too late? I guess only time will tell...

Can't wait to do our cover reveal next week. What an honor and privilege it has been to work with you these past 4 years with the Haunted Series! Have an awesome week! 💖💀🌹

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