LUX-2: The Pod | Podium Audio

LUX and the New TECH

LUX-2: The Pod

Book 2

By: Ken Pence

Performed by: Brian Holden

Released: November 14, 2023

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 09 hr, 16 min

Lux Blakely, the preteen son of a NASA scientist working on top-secret government projects, is not shackled by accepted scientific theory and dogma.
His experiments in gravimetric research and the expanding capability of a nascent AI cause Lux to be closely observed by several government agencies. He discovers a way to use magnetic fields for propulsion, but he needs money. Lux and his friend, Prissy, come up with a way to use his father’s developing AI to raise money through social media.
Lux is trying to get out of high school and into college at age ten. He buys a survivalist’s homestead to pursue advanced testing, but the egos and prejudices of professors hinder his research as they want to wrest control of his technology. Lux makes an alliance with a branch of the military to relieve pressure from his illegal test flights. Prissy continues to expand Lummi’s influence and increase her fame and their wealth.
How could a person from a DeepFake video give a live concert or get arrested? What happens when a DeepFake personality becomes real? How will the military begin to use his tech?



Ken Pence

Ken Pence, Ph.D. is a retired police officer with Metro Nashville Police Department (1973-2004) with 16 of those 31 years on SWAT. He has taught confrontation skills throughout the US and Europe. He is an Engineering Professor at Vanderbilt University where he did DARPA, cybersecurity, and magnetic levitation research (2004-2023). He is an instrument rated pilot and a 6th degree blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do (1967-present). He lives in Nashville with his wife and a drooling black lab.



Brian Holden