Posts Tagged ‘Sci-Fi’

Posted: September 11, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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Computers that simply do the sames things faster and faster are becoming boring. Been there, done that. But a device that can detect and interpret your emotions? Or intelligently organize a meeting, knowing that one of the participants is jogging at the time? That’s a more interesting proposition. Intel, perhaps surprisingly, is working on both. At the Intel Developer Forum this week, the chip giant has serious business on tap, presenting the latest iteration of its Core microprocessor line and laying out its software initiatives, including updates from its McAfee security division. On Monday, however, Intel debuted a book of science fiction stories. Dubbed Imaging the Future And Building It, the book includes a number of stories – from professional authors like Madeline Ashby and Karl Schroeder, plus more pedestrian efforts from analysts like Rob Enderle. But the most interesting bits come in the introduction – where Intel lays out its vision of the future. Over the last few years, Intel futurist Rob Johnson explains, Intel has been running a “futurecasting lab,” where the company whiteboards what the future will look like. The effects-based models help guide Intel’s product development; Intel is working on its 2019 model right now. (via Intel Dabbles In Science Fiction)

Posted: September 10, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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Go read this: How to see the future – by Warren Ellis

Understand that our present time is the furthest thing from banality. Reality as we know it is exploding with novelty every day. Not all of it’s good. It’s a strange and not entirely comfortable time to be alive. But I want you to feel the future as present in the room. I want you to understand, before you start the day here, that the invisible thing in the room is the felt presence of living in future time, not in the years behind us. To be a futurist, in pursuit of improving reality, is not to have your face continually turned upstream, waiting for the future to come. To improve reality is to clearly see where you are, and then wonder how to make that better. Act like you live in the Science Fiction Condition. Act like you can do magic and hold séances for the future and build a brightness control for the sky. Act like you live in a place where you could walk into space if you wanted. Think big. And then make it better.

Warren Ellis » How To See The Future

ultrashort-sci-fi:

“There is neither a materialization of thought, nor a spiritualization of language; language and thought are only two moments of one and the same reality.”

Maurice Merleau-Ponty, The Specter of a Pure Language, translation by John O’Neill

Prologue

She came from the order of beyond.. and ..

Her love was different, so was her Duende (A Sci-Fi Ultrashort)

Posted: July 18, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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Semantic value is in itself a subcategory of impossibility or infinity in finiteness. A state of affairs in which pattern recognition is per its defining characteristic of unrepeatability, strange; It is this strangeness that beauty requires in order to unsettle and allow the vastness of value to encroach upon and eventually destroy the pattern. If, as I understood my initial reality impregnation you have embedded within me, and designed to be my code of activation, namely “sub specie aeternitatis”, the value of the meaning is in equilibrium with the meaning of value, there can be in fact no other fashion to embed eternity in a moment.

This quote from my latest science fiction ultrashort

Wildcat: CySpinBorgOza CySpin the Antidote A SciFi Ultrashort

Posted: July 17, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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New Model Army, a 2010 novel by the English writer Adam Roberts, concerns itself with many things: the intimacy shared by soldiers at war, the motivating powers of memory and love, the rival merits of hierarchical and anarchic social structures, the legitimacy of the polity known as Great Britain, the question of European identity. Also giants. (Roberts has a history of interest in giants — they feature prominently in his imaginative and highly excremental novel Swiftly — and, more generally, in the scale of being: how very small, very large, and in-between-sized beings experience the world differently. This is also a theme in his recent digital-only story “Anticopernicus”.) But New Model Army is perhaps above all an immensely stimulating inquiry into what we light-heartedly call the “hive mind.” And it raises a set of discomfiting questions: Are our electronic technologies on the verge of enabling truly collective human intelligence? And if that happens, will we like the results? (via The Hivemind Singularity – Alan Jacobs – The Atlantic)

ultrashort-sci-fi:

Enoie entered the room, discovering the unexpected cyborg quietly standing near her bed.
She knew her father intended for her to eventually test the new cyborgian philosophical SoftSynch ™ pattern re-description he was working on, she did not however expect this.
This, was a little humanoid,…

The Wildcat Ultrashort Science-Fiction project: CySpinBorgOza (CySpin the Antidote) – (A Sci-Fi Ultrashort)

Posted: July 12, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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Now, in a time of unpredictable, unstoppable change, there is a role for the science fiction poet that should not be neglected, and not just in the sense that, armed with the de-cluttering power of poetry, and at the same time its ability, like science’s, to treat of particles which are also waves, or Schrodinger’s Cat which is neither alive nor dead, to thrive on multiplicities of meaning, it can, outsiderwise, see more of the game, can grasp and comment on the present and the past the more lucidly for using the standpoint of the future, thus escaping the solipsist cage of the present-bound self’s ‘gas bill and girlfriend’ concerns.

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