It doesn't seem real, but it is it. I finally finished the book.
It's been quite a ride. Eight months of researching, studying, discussing, and writing. During this time I read hundreds of articles, scientific papers, dozens of books, and spoke with innumerable more people. As my first attempt, I know that in retrospect it will feel like a rough edit. Every time I wrote something, waited a bit, then went back reading it, I wanted to change, subtract, transform. Eventually I realised I had to stop and be content with what I had done.
Since I gave my resignation from my old job back in April, I moved to the Renewable Energy Park (PeR) in Umbria, a quiet off-the-grid place in the middle of the Umbrian forest, where was able to work on the book full time. I would split my days between working on the book and taking walks in the woods, thinking. I worked really hard to finish it on time, before leaving for Singularity University. I regularly worked 12 or more hours per day, non-stop, for weeks. I really felt in a state of flow, captivated by it. It's been a truly amazing experience.
I want to thank all of those who participated in this collaborative project. To my fans and followers on facebook and twitter, who inundated me with links from every corner. To my friends who gave me invaluable advices, helping me along the way. To all those who believed in me, and gave me the strength and confidence to endure, until the end. Thank you.
When will the book come out?
The book is now in the proofreading phase, after that I will take care of the formatting and printing. The first copies will be delivered to my IndieGoGo supporters as promised, possibly before the end of June.
As promised, it will be released under a Creative Commons License, specifically BY-NC-SA 3.0. For those waiting for the free version, I have a special surprise... stay tuned!