Will Modern Technology Really Keep Your Money Safe?

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Physicist and award-winning novelist ("Oxygen") Randall Ingermanson explores a frightening scenario in new technothriller.

Every day, billions of dollars are transmitted between businesses electronically using an "unbreakable" encryption technology. But what if that technology suddenly became breakable? Recent advances in quantum physics have shown that it will—-sooner or later. That fact is the premise for DOUBLE VISION, a technothriller by physicist and award-winning novelist Randall Ingermanson.            

"DOUBLE VISION highlights the dark side of this promising new technology," says Ingermanson. "Note that I’m a physicist myself and I love scientific advances. Technology is terrific, but it sometimes has unintended consequences. Quantum computing has already been demonstrated in the lab on a small scale. In time, this technology will lead to machines able to crack our conventional encryption methods. That’s going to cause huge problems. The good news is that a radically new and truly unbreakable encryption method has already been demonstrated using—you guessed it—quantum physics."

In DOUBLE VISION (Bethany House, November 2004, ISBN 0764227335, $12.99), biophysicist Rachel Meyers uses biological nanoconstruction techniques to make a breakthrough in quantum computing. Teaming up with her eccentric co-worker, Dillon Richard, Rachel finds herself racing the clock when their high-tech startup company loses its funding. Rachel and Dillon find it impossible to work together, so their colleague, Keryn Wills, is called in to mediate. Soon enough, the three find themselves holding a trillion dollar secret that could leave the world’s economy naked to any thief smart enough and daring enough to steal the technology.

About the Author

He is the author of half a dozen novels exploring the intersection of faith and science and has won a number of regional and national awards for his writing, including Christy Awards in both 2001 and 2002 (OXYGEN, Bethany House). Ingermanson lives in San Diego, California with his wife and three daughters. He earned a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from U.C Berkeley and has worked for two high-tech startup companies.

Read an excerpt:

http://www.bethanyhouse.com/doublevision

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