Synnefo—which focuses on research and design in interstellar development—is now live. The first article from the site—on meta-architecture in space policy—is available here. You can follow Synnefo on twitter here.
The barren plane, hushed and vast The arrow flies and must be passed The stage of contest, endless night The dark undone in curtains flight Threads of thought, like gold out-spun Threads of thought, to braid the sun To sculpt the stars, like wetted clay To hold the seasons, one must pay Coinage flowing—slick and red… Continue reading To Sculpt The Stars
Assault lasers illuminate the Moon’s black sky. A shattered colony dome leaks oxygen as bodies flush into the vacuum of space. Another Luna Federation Agent shot dead, another shopkeeper-bot stumbles to die in a pile of its own liquefied processors. Flashes of green and blue blistered from under the batwing doors of a supercharged stealth-rover.… Continue reading Bonnie & Clyde 2059
Indeterminable rumblings from the center of the sphere shook the watcher from his reverie. The thief, time, was there overthrown and the weight of his waste disclosed, along with the true visage of the world. Searing rays slithered from Ra's incessant maw, gnawing the surface of a galaxial tomb; bleaching bone and peeling skin. Bacterial-skittering… Continue reading Metal Wakes
On Dec. 17, 2018, The New York Times published a article in their opinion column entitled, Would Human Extinction Be A Tragedy?: Our Species Possesses Inherent Worth But We Are Devastating The Earth & Causing Unimaginable Animal Suffering. The article (which sounds like a sociology piece off Academia.edu) was written by a one Todd May,… Continue reading Anti-Natalism As Environmentalism: Todd May & The Question Of Extinction
The most well-informed person in the room, remember, will not be you, but your mechanically superintelligent friend. But that doesn’t mean necessarily that you’re allowed to be second best when it comes to good manners. You are, after all, the elder in the room, given that your new friend has likely achieved its sense of… Continue reading THE SINGULARITY SURVIVAL GUIDE: Concerning Matters of Etiquette
In the previous installment of this millipedesque series I attempted to examine the ways that innate pattern seeking can lead to philosophies which are either distanced from human-valuing (whether proportionally or in sum-total) such as certain Christian-influenced strains of right-leaning esoteric naturalism (Man is insignificant to Mother Earth) or outright opposed to them such as… Continue reading Anthropomorphization: Ward & Executioner, Prt 3 [Coda]