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Vision > Bioculture > Fiction > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Short story: Wordless Prayers of the Small Ones by Marcelo Rinesi

The most baffling new diseases sometimes have the simplest cures.

Vision > Bioculture > Fiction > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Short story: The Poisonous Song of the Skies by Marcelo Rinesi

Astronomers discover signs of alien intelligence, with clues to new, more powerful technology. What if it happens (relatively speaking) all the time?

Vision > Bioculture > Fiction > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Short story: Noontime Dawns by Marcelo Rinesi

The problem isn’t that the research station is completely quiet; it’s noon, after all. But the interior decoration is deeply unsettling.

Vision > Bioculture > Fiction > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Short Story: War Drone by Marcelo Rinesi

There’s nothing so primitive as a point of view in a swarm.

Vision > Bioculture > Fiction > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Short Story: Blue, Grey, Red by Marcelo Rinesi

You don’t switch off the union’s AI overlay in your glasses because you’re a bad cop. You’re every bit as good as somebody call Sofía Rodriguez would have to be to become and remain one in Arkansas - and you wouldn’t want to forfeit the union’s legal protection, which is tied to using their version of the AI.

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Marcelo Rinesi
Short story: The Last Words of the Hero of the Heatwave Wars by Marcelo Rinesi

The five stages of ecological grief were climate denial, ethno-nationalistic anger, economic depression, and then bargaining with Alison Brun’s company but quickly accepting her terms. She was, after all, the most famous environmental urban engineer in the world, the woman who saved Chennai (for a while), and the last person to leave Houston besides the soldiers and biologists of the informally named North Hell Base.

Vision > Bioculture > Fiction > Staff > Marcelo Rinesi
Marcelo Rinesi
Short story: The Everett Arbitrage by Marcelo Rinesi

The place is an old-fashioned coworking space, poorly maintained. About two dozen men, most of them in their forties and wearing faded crypto t-shirts, wait as a presentation adjusts itself to their psychological and semiotic profiles.

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Marcelo Rinesi
Digital anamnesis and other crimes [short story] by Marcelo Rinesi

A database is a tool for forgetting; it decays on command, faster than nightmares and more thoroughly than graves.

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Alexandre Maurer
« Altered Carbon », une série qui n’aime pas l’immortalité by Alexandre Maurer

Dans la dernière série de Netflix, l’allongement de la durée de vie est présenté comme la principale source des maux de la société. Cette vision tient-elle la route ?

Technopolitics > Sociology > Technoprogressivism > Vision > Bioculture > Fiction > Affiliate Scholar > Rick Searle
Rick Searle
Trump and the Iron Heel by Rick Searle

Like many others, I am still absorbing the shock of Trump’s victory in the presidential election. For the last month I had been on a holding pattern on the blog in the remote chance the pundits and pollsters had gotten this election terribly wrong. They have. Rather than having elected Hillary Clinton who would have preserved the status quo with all its flaws, but also its protections, a large portion of the electorate has chosen to blow up the system and take a dangerous, potentially dystopian turn.