Author and Tech Wiz Ryan Southwick Brings It All Together
The internet has had a profound impact on the way we understand and communicate with the world around us, and it continues to change how we live. We are adapting to these changes so fast that we don’t even realize the impacts on us and our daily lives.
Twenty years ago, we mostly had an analog life and hadn’t imagined that in a few years, we would have 24/7 access to the Internet on portable, pocket-sized computers with tons of information available in just a few taps. Our spheres of understanding expanded through our ability to instantly chat with anyone, watch live videos of current events, and learn about the lives of people from all over the globe. No one knows this better than Ryan Southwick. He is both an author and a technology expert from the Bay Area.
Our view of the world changed all over again when we had to face the pandemic that is Covid-19. It’s made us realize how precious these digital tools are and how privileged we are to have them. You’re isolated at home but are still able to communicate with others and work remotely. Today’s digital world has brought us closer by keeping loneliness and uncertainty in check. It is also interesting to see how technologies are inspiring people to create.
This digital influence inspired author Ryan Southwick to write his book. He is a veteran of Silicon Valley and worked as a Radiation Therapist at Berkley for several years before making the jump to software engineering just before the dot-com bubble burst. He has lived through all the ups and downs of the Internet era as someone with their finger on the pulse of the industry. His experience has inspired him to write The Z-Tech Chronicles, a fantastic contemporary tale of super-science, fantasy, and adventure, set in Ryan Southwick’s Bay Area stomping grounds.
In this book, pioneers in the heart of Silicon Valley use super-technology to fight back against an ancient and powerful evil that’s on the loose in San Francisco. The book launched in June 2020 and is available on Amazon. This story will really make you think about what new technologies are bringing to our lives and how they’re changing it.
In case you missed the LA BookFest in May 2020, where Ryan spoke about how digital media is bringing us together and how we can adapt to this shifting platform, here is the link to the panel discussion. You can watch other great videos from the online festival that took place on the 9th of May on the Books That Make You YouTube channel.
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