A conversation with Lauren Teffeau, author of the recently-released near-future science fiction novel "Implanted." Topics covered include digital convergence, neural implant technology, online privacy, climate change, the law of digital recency, and the future of capitalism. Includes an excerpt from "Implanted," and occasional interjections by my attention-seeking cats.
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by Lauren Teffeau, published by Angry Robot
Implanted - at Amazon
21 Lessons for the 21st Century
by Yuval Noah Harari, published by Jonathan Cape
Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?
by Mark Fisher, published by Zero Books
New York 2140
by Kim Stanley Robinson, published by Orbit
Theme from "Ghosts in the Machine" by Tod Foley
What are the superfoods of tomorrow, and how will we produce a wide variety of inexpensive food for an ever-growing population, on an unforgiving …
An Augmented Reality can be understood as a digitally-produced “layer” or “display screen” interposed by specialized hardware between you and the …
A look at the uses of Science Fiction to predict and influence the future, featuring insights from Yuval Harari, Berit Anderson, Douglas Rushkoff, Pat Cadigan and Stephen Oram. Story excerpt from "The World Set Free" by …
A discussion with writer and interactive media consultant Michael Utvich, examining the future of labor, employment, identity, and Capitalist Realism …
A look at 3D Printing, examining its history, the current state of the art, and the far-reaching implications of its future in the coming century. Includes excerpt from Murray Leinster's "Things Pass By."
What is Fractopian Fiction, and why do you write it? An in-depth chat with Fractopian Fiction writers Antony Copeland, Adrian McCauley and Shawn Koch.
Just what is Ubiquitous Computing all about, and what will it enable us to do? (Includes story excerpt "Morning in Hadid")
An introduction to the Fractopia podcast, and an exposition of our inquiries into Fractopian Fiction.