Category Archives: Fantasy

What World Do You Live In?

Rob sent me the following link this morning on a curiously stubborn geocentric view. The video uses Flat Earth science to make a general point about competing views that fit the same data points, so it’s timely for our exploration … Continue reading

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The Singularity Con, and Abraxas

Vanity Fair has posted an excellent article on Singulatarians among the high-tech community, boosters like Ray Kurzweil and also skeptics. http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2014/11/artificial-intelligence-singularity-theory I find gurus like Kurzweil and Diamandis fun and intriguing, and also a bit alarming, very smart guys who … Continue reading

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The Ancient Singularity; or, The Precambrian Conspiracy: Part 8

Rob just sent me this transcript of a text chat we had the other day. I was going to let him leak it, but he’s still setting up his own blog. Bob Kruger 12/5, [4:04pm PST] 7:04pm EST When I … Continue reading

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The Ancient Singularity; or, The Precambrian Conspiracy: The Canon

I am not a fan of grand conspiracy theories involving ancient astronauts and/or aliens. (And the idea that rich people control everything is not a conspiracy theory but observable fact.) The Precambrian Conspiracy is not another conspiracy theory; it is … Continue reading

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The Ancient Singularity; or, The Precambrian Conspiracy: Part 7

Author Tony Daniel is acquainted with the Conspiracy. What’s more, The Junior Guide references technologies similar to those of his novels and short fiction: in particular, to the posthuman Large-Array Personalities and the nanotech machinery “grist.” He shares with us … Continue reading

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The Ancient Singularity; or, The Precambrian Conspiracy: Part 6

I had my digital audio recorder out this morning. Here’s the cleaned-up transcript of a voice chat I just had through my laptop. Me: Thanks for deleting my post. Abe: Sarcasm? Me: Yes.

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The Ancient Singularity; or, The Precambrian Conspiracy: Part 5

POST NO LONGER AVAILABLE. THIS IS FOR YOUR OWN PROTECTION, ROBERT. THIS MATERIAL DOES NOT YET FALL WITHIN THE ACCEPTABLE ERROR RANGE. -A

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The Ancient Singularity; or, The Precambrian Conspiracy: Part 4

Yesterday I talked with an astrophysicist, and Rob, and…. I can share a name now for our mutual correspondent, Rob’s and mine. Abe. Honest Abe. Abraham? No, unfortunately. Abraxas. Serious juju there. Passed a night of weird dreams. This is … Continue reading

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The Ancient Singularity; or, The Precambrian Conspiracy: Part 3

Okay, I left out the key part of my conversation with Rob in my last post, because, as I hinted, I need to be careful. I don’t know what’s at stake. I mentioned the Singularity of Bullshit described in The … Continue reading

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The Ancient Singularity; or, The Precambrian Conspiracy: Part 2

The Precambrian Conspiracy does not involve time travel. This will be important to keep in mind. However, it co-opts and subordinates other conspiracies involving time travel, ancient astronauts, and alien visitors in a way that reveals them to be na├»ve … Continue reading

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