Excerpt from Rapture of the Nerds, Charlie Stross's and my comic novel of the Singularity

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4 Responses to “Excerpt from Rapture of the Nerds, Charlie Stross's and my comic novel of the Singularity”

  1. Brandon F says:

    Well that was interesting. 

    It addresses to the main issue I have with the Singularity — if we ever had all that computing power what would we even do with it?  Immortal beings of pure thought interacting with flesh and blood humans from the pure thought perspective — I don’t think that fiction can address that in a way that is still comprehensible.

  2. Anne Noise says:

    Looking forward to reading this much much.  Two of my favorite specfic/SF authors teaming up!

  3. Teirhan says:

    peeing into the champagne jacuzzi?  way to keep it classy, posthuman existence.

  4. Andrew Dalke says:

    Since Huw orders the pool to appear, why can’t she order the changes to meet her preferences? For that matter, since the Burj can run Huw-instances to optimize towards the types of video she would like to watch, why can’t the Burj use the same technique to figure out how she wants the champagne hot tub to work? Unless, perhaps, the hotel determined that hyper-real is the type of environment she’s most comfortable in, so she can enjoy her misanthropy?

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