Call Out the Instigators.. Because There’s Something in the Air – We’ve Got to Get Together Sooner or Later BECAUSE THE REVOLUTION’S HERE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtmAO0G0D1w&t=8s Somewhere, it doesn’t matter where, a twenty something tech-billionaire takes the stage of some large conference hall full of journalists and that vanguard class of people turning money into software into culture. This young man is there to deliver remarks on his success, and dresses in gray and black, a fashion statement that understates … Continue reading Call Out the Instigators.. Because There’s Something in the Air – We’ve Got to Get Together Sooner or Later BECAUSE THE REVOLUTION’S HERE!

‘The End of Reality could become the new End of History’ – Mark Zuckerberg’s “MetaVerse” Dawns on a Blank Horizon – from Jacobin

Mark Zuckerberg’s “Metaverse” Is a Dystopian Nightmare BYRYAN ZICKGRAF The Facebook founder intends to usher in a new era of the internet where there’s no distinction between the virtual and the real — and no logging off. While his fellow tech CEOs try to usher in an era of mass interplanetary travel, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is dreaming … Continue reading ‘The End of Reality could become the new End of History’ – Mark Zuckerberg’s “MetaVerse” Dawns on a Blank Horizon – from Jacobin

Who Should Stop Unethical A.I.? – From The New Yorker

Annals of Technology Who Should Stop Unethical A.I.? At artificial-intelligence conferences, researchers are increasingly alarmed by what they see.By Matthew HutsonFebruary 15, 2021 In computer science, the main outlets for peer-reviewed research are not journals but conferences, where accepted papers are presented in the form of talks or posters. In June, 2019, at a large artificial-intelligence … Continue reading Who Should Stop Unethical A.I.? – From The New Yorker

Billionaires See VR as a Way to Avoid Radical Social Change – from Wired Magazine

image: 'Reality' by Eran Fowler Billionaires See VR as a Way to Avoid Radical Social Change Tech oligarchs are encouraging the creation of virtual worlds as a cheap way to avoid problems in the real one. MATTHEW GAULTCULTURE 02.15.2021 09:00 AM - WIRED MAGAZINE THE FUTURE OF virtual reality is far more than just video games. … Continue reading Billionaires See VR as a Way to Avoid Radical Social Change – from Wired Magazine

Valve Founder Says Brain-Computer Interfaces Could One Day Replace Our ‘Meat Peripherals’ – From Kotaku.com

In an interview with New Zealand’s 1 News, Valve co-founder and president Gabe Newell talks about engineering a future where brain-computer interfaces create better-than-reality visuals and can actively edit who we think we are. You know, terrifying science-fiction stuff, only real.Why use your eyes and ears—which Newell sinisterly refers to as “meat peripherals”—to experience a game when … Continue reading Valve Founder Says Brain-Computer Interfaces Could One Day Replace Our ‘Meat Peripherals’ – From Kotaku.com

Synopsis of My Novel In Progress – ‘The Skein: Birth of the Manticore’ first of the Series ‘The Kybernetes Cycle’

THE SKEIN - Three Act Story Structure Outline for Novel ACT I Hook - The Protagonist Adolai Shungyosai has just spent the night with his new girlfriend, and she sleeps over after a brief discussion of the weight of the intentions for their developing relationships. He has class in the morning and meets a new … Continue reading Synopsis of My Novel In Progress – ‘The Skein: Birth of the Manticore’ first of the Series ‘The Kybernetes Cycle’

A Cyberpunk Short Fiction About the MetaMythic Value of Converging Social Media Argument – #TheAproposMachine by Cypress Butane

THE APROPOS MACHINE TheAproposMachine was just so. . There were others in the market, and some even had their use. #LeMotJustserved at times. #CataclysmicAphorismic was hot among certain key demographics. Any could be consulted by anyone, at any time, but #TheAproposMachine just had its way with the moment. It lives, inside of us, in its … Continue reading A Cyberpunk Short Fiction About the MetaMythic Value of Converging Social Media Argument – #TheAproposMachine by Cypress Butane

A Lecture on Jean Baudrillard – From The Great Courses, Prof. Rick Roderick ‘Fatal Strategies’ (Excellent)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U9WMftV40c&t=412s A Lecture from the Great Courses Series'The Self Under Siege: Philosophy in the Twentieth Century' (1993)