A little anime girl blinks into existence as my bladder drains and gives me a wink and a thumbs up. The score on my medical app has gone up.
The Roaring Twenties are here again. This time they are shinier than ever, and in a data-driven society where the spectacle is a mere footnote, a call for predictions from the surrealist boutique is in order.
Unlike cryonics, which deals with legally dead human bodies, hibernetics studies slowing down the ageing processes in living organisms. Metabolic processes are still going on, just very slowly.
In our modern, or rather postmodern world, there is no truth anymore. We have an endless amount of research but lack vital information. This leads us to realize that endless movement to some specific goal is a mirage.
Since AI will be taking over the world soon, let’s look at the positive aspects of this. Trust me, there are plenty! (ten of them in fact)
Everybody wants the cool post-disaster story—the awesome part where you take over whole abandoned towns, and have sex with cool punk girls in leather rags who have sawed-off shotguns. Boy, I could only wish.
“Yes citizen. Please enjoy your run, but remember that going to a licensed gym is the best way to improve your health,” the drone said before flying away.
Now I think techno-optimism is suspect. It can be a tool of the ruling plutocracy. To detourne Woody Guthrie, the promise is there’ll be pie in the sky when you don’t die.
In 100% of abduction scenarios, the aliens play a dominant role and exude totally controlling forces and practices upon the submissive human abductees.
I don’t want to shepherd over a flock of sheep. I want to build a den of wolves.