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    Singularity Fiction: my reading pathway
    Project: The great enhancement debate


    I first really discovered the concept of a technological singularity when I read The Spike: How Our Lives Are Being Transformed By Rapidly Advancing Technologies by Damien Broderick just over ten years ago.

    While I had read some Vernor Vinge I did not read his Across Realtime stories until a few weeks ago. So the first time I read about the singularity in fiction was in Ken MacLeod's The Stone Canal.

    I was blown away.

    Mostly by Ken's use of political activism in his stories. A world I know nothing about really, and I do find I share some of Ken's views looking into the future. Two recent interviews.

    I really really enjoyed Charles Stross' Singularity Sky (another Scot SF writer) and accelerando (free download at the site).





    I've provided amazon.com links above but they are avaliable on your favourite p2p network. I am sure Charles Stross won't mind. He really puts the boot into those Austrian economists.



    I've written some 200 000 words on my own wetware singularity fiction novel but don't quite have the focus? energy? ambition? ego? to push it into some sort of completion.

    Currently sculpture seems more interesting. More real.

    Though the bronze age enhancement magic the ancient Cretan Consorts provided to the Goddess of the Mountain is not.

    Only desire is real throughout time, that's the human condition thing again. Should the magic come true, well, what will happen to desire? Without desire what are we?


    This is a supporting documents post to another epiphany post that I have yet to write up.

    Fri, Jan 11, 2008  Permanent link
    Categories: epiphany, linkage ecology
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