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Marcelo Rinesi
Short story: The Zoom Journals by Marcelo Rinesi

Monday. Your connection has some issues: people seem to answer your comments slightly before you say them. You are too tired to think through how that works. Brief chit chat about a new vaccine trial.

Technopolitics > Sociology > Affiliate Scholar > Hank Pellissier
Hank Pellissier
Patriotism is a Dangerous Disease; Be Cosmopolitan Instead by Hank Pellissier

My father died on the 4th of July. He was a flag-waving veteran who loved right-wing politics. His family is convinced expiring on Independence Day was his patriotic intention.

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Marcelo Rinesi
Short story: The Friendly Buildings by Marcelo Rinesi

Scattered among the brutally degentrified neighborhoods of the former New City lie the Friendly Buildings, windows unbroken, cameras spry.

Technopolitics > Technoprogressivism > Affiliate Scholar > Hank Pellissier
Hank Pellissier
Global Egalitarianism - planetary equity via wealth redistribution, open borders & pure democracy by Hank Pellissier

INTRODUCTION Walking under the freeway past the homeless encampment, you hear a voice, “I need 50 cents.” Ignoring the beseecher, you scan the news on your smartphone: Jeff Bezos now has $300 billion. Ahead, you see a struggling woman forced into an ICE van, next to signs promoting two candidates you despise but realize will control your future.

Fellows > Kevin LaGrandeur
IEET Fellow Kevin LaGrandeur Appointed to editorial boards of AI & Ethics and The Journal of Posthumanism Lifeboat Foundations

IEET Fellow Kevin LaGrandeur has recently been appointed to the editorial boards of two new journals dealing with ethics and emerging technology: AI & Ethics, and The Journal of Posthumanism.  He has also been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Lifeboat Foundation, whose mission is “encouraging scientific advancements while helping humanity survive existential risks and possible misuse of increasingly powerful technologies, including genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and robotics/AI…’

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Marcelo Rinesi
Short story: The barista who could disarm nuclear bombs by Marcelo Rinesi

She didn’t know she could, not having seen one during the week the skillware was in her glasses’s software library. But the company that supplied Starbucks with barista-guiding software had military contracts for slightly different sorts of skill, and was not above their occasional misplacement.

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Marcelo Rinesi
Short story: The Green Gears by Marcelo Rinesi

Sometimes she pictured small computer screens inside each leaf, code scrolling through them like a bad movie’s idea of what hacking looks like.

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Marcelo Rinesi
Short story: Gold in the Blood by Marcelo Rinesi

Genetic engineering could buy athletic potential, not the willpower to train and win, or at least that’s what your father says every now and then. You think every generation wants to complain that things were harder for them than for the following ones, and mostly ignore him and everything else that’s not directly related to your training.

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Marcelo Rinesi
Short story: The Truth About Clones by Marcelo Rinesi

“Forget all the sci-fi you’ve watched. The fantasy of the evil clone is a form of the terror of the doppelganger, which is our fear of our own Shadow. A clone is just a younger identical twin.”

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Marcelo Rinesi
Short story: Red Requiem by Marcelo Rinesi

The collapse of the first base on Mars was a harrowing one, sparked by a software error leading to the collapse of the oxygen futures market.