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  • In that vein, by far my strongest negative reaction to anything in these books did not come from any of the big ideas, but from a tossed-off aside by Yudkowsky to the effect that he was raised on and is apparently still in thrall to the classic (John Campbell era) science fiction, Asimov and Heinlein and the like, while he finds more contemporary writers like William Gibson somewhere between mystifying and appalling.
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William Gibson

08 Mar 2021 10:07 - 01 Jan 2022 07:48

    • Author of science fiction and cultural criticism.
    • The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed.
    • His last book was entitled Agency (a hot topic I guess). It and its predecessor The Peripheral take place in a set of joined worlds, but in the real one it is a few hundred years hence when the world is rebuilding after a nebulous event called The Jackpot which brought down most of human civilization.