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Dear <<First Name>>,

It's hard to believe that the next three paragraphs were written last summer, in the days before the pandemic. Chapter one of User Zero begins with these words...
When there is a disease outbreak, as is often the case in apocalyptic movies, the first person infected is referred to as patient zero. One moment you are minding your own business cleaning the cage of a genetically modified monkey, the next you are a zombie infecting humanity with your sickness as armageddon ensues. So it goes.

What would be the utopian equivalent of patient zero? If one person can trigger an epidemic, could a single person also transform the world for the better? Someone like that would have to see the world differently, to think differently, and behave in ways that would surprise us. I call this person user zero.

To become user zero requires a mental reset, a clean slate where the bonds that constrain us disappear and anything is possible, where the fabric of reality itself can be effortlessly disassembled and rebuilt. The anti-apocalypse begins as a single potent thought, a microscopic mutation birthed within the mind of single human. Unlike patient zero, the infestation you cause will be constructive. As user zero you have the power to undent the universe.

I can’t wait to share the rest of the book with you. In the meantime, I hope you are as encouraged as I am by the incredible creativity rising to defeat the virus. 

I’ll write again next Sunday. Stay creative.

Your friend,

P.S. I am hoping to have a final draft of User Zero finished in April. If you are interested in helping track down typos, or just want a sneak peek let me know. 
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