There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.Read more "Protected: writes one short story…"
The Cryptopticon – practice saying it, it doesn’t take long: CRYPT-OPT-I-CON – is the shadow mechanism of measurement that facilitates the new systems of control affected by the Surveillance Marketing State… By giving a name to this invisible control mechanism we can bring it into focus, talk about it and confront it. Because when you name something, you have power over of it.Read more "Words of Power: CRYPTOPTICON"
A biosphere was a crystal world that guaranteed doom.
Karen peered through the shining bubble, her freckled cheekbones warping in reflection. “This is so clever and pretty! What do people call this?”
“I’d call that a ‘thanatosphere.'”Read more "proto thanatospheres that almost were"
Mining the works of Bruce Sterling and John Robb to craft a post industrial rescue mission from the theories of war and insurgency. Obvz.Read more "The Lawrence Doctrine and the Post Industrial Rescue Mission"
“If we want to build a.. or live, enjoy… the fruits of a better world. If we want to make sure that the rights that we have encoded into our laws are actually reliable. That we live with them and pass them to our children. This will never be the work of politicians. This can only be the work of the people. Of the population. Because politicians do not simply do what they think is best. They do what they think people want to hear. They do what they think will gain them support. And ultimately if we want to see a change we must force it through ourselves. If we want to have a better world we can’t hope for an Obama, and we should not fear a Donald Trump, rather we should build it ourselves.”Read more "what do you build at the end of the End of History?"
This is a re-release & remastering of my post originally titled “Life in the cyberpunk futurepresent” – first published on the now defunct website, Grinding.be, August 11th, 2010.Read more "Cyberpunk was supposed to be a warning! [Remastered from the Grinding.be archives]"
Why are the super rich suddenly sponsoring SETI and getting all worried about asteroids (and AI)? what use might they have in not just learning about possible extraterrestrials, but learning how WE react to them too? is Elon Musk about to go into business with Alf or is an Alien Invasion the perfect cover for a takeover of Earth by an incredibly high-tech, but Earthbound – for now – Breakaway Civilisation?Read more "The Plutocratic Exit & their False Flag Alien Invasion Getaway [UFO/PES Part 1]"
On the nature of synchronicity blogging and why we should seek to be Secret Gnostics of the FuturePresent laying down comm lines between our not-so-metaphorical apocalypse bunkers.Read more "(META) SYNC LOG: CARGO CULTS OF THE FUTURE"
The following essay was originally serialised on The State from May 20, 2013. genesis and forking timelines It’s the early 90s. In the form of an Australian teenager finishing high school, with a head full of Heinlein, I tried to join the Army. That future never eventuated—in this timeline, anyway. I entered university still full of […]Read more "ANARCHIST FUTURISM & THE LIE OF HISTORY [From the Archives of TheState]"
Think atemporally and act in the moment. Write the manifestos, but write them with an expiration date. So you’re a self-aware science-fictional citizen in a post-cyberpunk, post-Snowden, hypermediated, ecologically collapsing world. Everybody says nobody reads, but it’s a meme and it got 100000 Likes on Facebook, and a subreddit dedicated to it, and is the subject of […]Read more "on the native culture of self-aware science-fictional citizens, with Bruce Sterling"