Make The Tech Disappear!
In this new column for Mindplex, cyberpunk writer RU Sirius traces connections between the digital revolution of the 1990s, contemporary tech culture, and the coming future culture.
Risk and Precarity Part 2: The Age of Web3
Web3 enthusiasts claim that the blockchain will lead us to an age of decentralized power in finance and culture. The edgerunners and edgelords enthusing about decentralization are not the people feeling the harms of its disruption.
Steal This Singularity Part 2: The More Things Change, The More You’ll Need To Save
In part two of Steal This Singularity, R.U. Sirius reflects on his experiences with transhumanism and singularitarianism, and shares his thoughts on the future of humanity.
Risk and Precarity Part 1: The Early Digital Age
From the 90s to today, R.U. Sirius examines cyberculture, the rise of the precariat, class divide, identity politics, and the impact of disruptive technologies on societal stability.
Idorus of our Imagination: Neuro-sama, Culture and Connection in an AI World
Meet Neuro-sama, the AI Twitch streamer pushing the boundaries of human connection. As AI infiltrates culture and love, the rise of synthetic idols blurs the line between virtual and reality.
Risk and Precarity Part 3: Possible Solutions. In Conversation with Vinay Gupta
The finale of the 'Risk and Precarity' series features R.U. Sirius and Vinay Gupta exploring several possibilities as an insurer of last resort. Can blockchain offer relief for the precariat?
Don’t Read This Post If You Want to Live
What's your take on Roko's basilisk, the idea that a future benevolent AI could create a simulation to torment those aware of it but not actively involved in its progress?