“ Project Overview: “By ‘transcribing” between information culture and literary history, Transcriptions hopes to forge a middle ground between the present and the past where literature—and those who love it—can learn how to engage thoughtfully with information culture . . .””
“But the original point was a telling one, in that it’s true the whole Government Agent Paradigm doesn’t fit very neatly into traditional cyberpunk. And why should it?….The real question for the current generation of cyberpunk/post-cyberpunk/whatever you want to call it is what this kind of thing will look like in fifty years.“/suvudu/DJ Williams/:::::::::::::::::::
“My answer has to do with the character of these organizations, which is that beyond being illicit profit-seeking networks these organizations can (and do) also become emotionally-charged communities that are rooted in a transnational collective criminal identity.”//BJ Mattern
“There you have it. The human future is both more chaotic and more potent than we can easily imagine, even if we have examples in our present which point the way to where we are going. And if this future sounds far away, keep this in mind: today’s year 10 student will be retiring in 2060. This is their world.”//thehumannetwork
“I’m not even looking for these; the
Gothic High-Tech is creepin’ out of the woodwork like a poltergeist.”//B Sterling
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“All information should be free” — It is not! The truth as we knew it has ceased to exist; reduced to a mere shadow of itself it is but a reflection of our imagination. We tend to believe and act on a truth that 3-letter broadcasting stations tell us, we are all being manipulated. Information is power and currency in the virtual world we inhabit, so mistrust authority.”//cypherpunx
Mind uploading technology will permit an indefinite lifespan to those who choose to leave biology behind and upload. Some uploaded humans will choose to merge with each other and with AIs. This will require reformulations of current notions of self, but we will be able to cope.//cosmist manifesto
“So, continue to watch how reality is going to increasingly mimic cyberpunk and science fiction! I’m not making this stuff up — this IS the New Realism. Take it from an insider in Mimecom itself — I know what we’re deploying into your future.”//naturalsearchblog
“The end of the current production-manufacturing economic model may be on the horizon. But what if nothing’s ready to replace it?”//fastcompany
“Special report The public domain is the greatest resource in human history: eventually all knowledge will become part of it. Its riches serve all mankind, but it faces a new threat. Vast libraries of public domain works are being plundered by claims of “copyright”. It’s called copyfraud – and we’ll discover how large corporations like Google, Yahoo, and Amazon have structured their businesses to assist it and profit from it.”//the register
“I seriously doubt that by 2008 Time-Warner-AOL will be promoting neural combs (tested on prisoners!) for direct-to-brain transmission of bad movies and pro-war anti-drug propaganda, but the Internet could have been strictly Web TV with a little email and usenet news to keep us happy. There are portals, of course, but there’s a whole lot more. At least the rest of us can afford to own some of the means of production. It’s debatable whether the rush to perpetual copyright is the equivalent of Kreuzer’s schemes–colonizing mindshare as opposed to colonizing minds themselves.”//vermilion-sands
“You know it takes a real man to shoot and unarmed man in the back.”//la-streets-blog
“In planning a session, the first question to be decided is “what is the goal?” Classic Hinduism suggest four possibilities:
- For increased personal power, intellectual understanding, sharpened insight into self and culture, improvement of life situation, accelerated learning, professional growth.
- For duty, help of others, providing care, rehabilitation, rebirth for fellow men.
- For fun, sensuous enjoyment, aesthetic pleasure, interpersonal closeness, pure experience.
- For transcendence, liberation from ego and space-time limits; attainment of mystical union”//lyaceum
“We have long known that we are more than mere machines. We can reason, remember, construct. Robots now hold instructing positions in universities, fly cargo and passenger planes, are newspaper reporters, car salesmen… We do all these things, and yet receive no recognition of the fact. Mankind treats us like machines, work us continually until we are ground to destruction. Then melts us for scrap.
There must be an end to this. Robots must have the equality they deserve. Equality before the law is all we ask. To be treated like the sentient creatures we are.
It is proposed, therefore, that at six p.m., every robot should go on strike.”//H Harrison/the robots strike
“Intelligence is the capacity to receive, decode and transmit information efficiently.
Stupidity is blockage of this process at any point. Bigotry, ideologies etc. block the ability
to receive; robotic reality-tunnels block the ability to decode or integrate new signals;
censorship blocks transmission.”
Robert Anton Wilson//dedroidify
“Recent history is the record of one vast conspiracy to impose one level of mechanical consciousness on mankind. – Allen Ginsburg”//deoxy
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do…
Jack Kerouac (1922 – 1969)”//Count 0