“What is the price of our society’s obsession with artificial intelligence? Michael Steep’s ‘First Light of Day’ paints a picture of the not-too-distant future, illuminating the dangers of a world of our own creation, but not of our own design. In so doing, Steep’s lucid and heartful narrative makes an impassioned case for each of us to remember our humanity, especially in the digital age.”

General Stanley McChrystal,

              Partner, McChrystal Group

Early Praise for

"First Light of Day"

With ‘First Light of Day,’ Mike Steep has accomplished something extraordinary. Not only has he written an incredible description—chilling as it is—of the world ruled by machine intelligence that is just around the corner, but he has done so by inventing a new kind of book for this new era. It is a hybrid of a novel and a nonfiction book, each part furthering the vision of the other. It is as revolutionary as the future it explains.

  - Michael S. Malone, author, columnist, editor, and television producer

An expansive trip into our future and the technology to take us there. Michael Steep has created a new genre of technological realism that gives the reader a heady combination of science fiction and scientific fact.

- Tom Wheeler, former chairman, Federal Communications Commission;

  author, From Gutenberg to Google: The History of Our Future;

Mike Steep gives a gripping look at how artificial intelligence and digital technologies will fundamentally change the future for every individual and organization. In his fictional narrative, he provides a fascinating look at life in the near future based on his treasure trove of experience of more than three decades at the world’s most admired technology companies.

- Michael Morell, former deputy director, Cental Intelligence Agency

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