The Battle for Social World Domination: The Stacks : taking over your life

How do you get absolute control? That quest for world domination has been around for a couple of millennia. There are ways: become a dictator, a Kaiser, a God, Charlie Sheen, President of the United States or start a religion. But there are other ways. 5 big companies are silently plotting their ways to world …

Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft will die…

That got you attention, right? Every year, my favorite science fiction author, futurologist and nostalgic thinker Bruce Sterling is wrapping up #SxSW. Sterling is, along with William Gibson,  and Pat Cadigan, the very foundation of the cyberpunk movement. “Chairman Bruce” gives the public what it wants: dark thoughts that analyze societies (current and future) with …

If you want to be sheep, get in a flock, if you want to be wolves, form a pack

Bruce Sterling did not disappoint me at the closing of SxSW. A cynic futurist and gifted speaker, he has a tradition of naming the things exactly as he sees them, without dressing them up. While he usually writes with vinegar, he switches to vitriol in his talks. The closing speech was a 45 minute ranting, …

Dream up your future

Excuse me, I’m still a bit shaky.  I just encountered Michael Bruce Sterling. The Bruce Sterling. Sterling is now globally seen as one of the inventors of the concept “augmented reality”, but above all he is the author of some of the best Science Fiction Books I got in my hands. His Mirrorshades anthology placed …