Just a fellow technomancer screaming into the void.
Posting about privacy, the dystopia of big tech and utopian small tech, cyberpunk, embedded/low-level stuff, retro computing, other arcane bits.
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reading Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino.
first essay is comparing the early internet where people were excited about communities like each other's blog on a subject, to today where stuff on the internet is just made to agitate us for more clicks and now we're looking at stuff all day that makes us sad
think that's the only tech essay like this, others are on like reality tv
You got this ad on Hackers.Town because you're a console cowboy teaming up with a razorgirl.
This ad used your location under neon lights in the rain-soaked streets of the megalopolis.
You're into military-grade black ICE to use in the run on the artificial intelligence in charge of the conglomerate.
had to try four times to come up with a fake startup name that wasn't already real
Sneakers being released to blu-ray
longer toot about Ready Player One
listening to Ready Player One audio book in the background even though there's problems with it. Do like the mmo world and how the story builds up
Biggest problem is it's a nerd dick-measuring contest story written for dick-measuring nerds.
Then there's the love interest that he's creepy to, and she's not written well. I skip over the chapters where it's either just a dick-measure contest in the basement, or when the guy is not searching and is just talking to the girl.
Then there's the representation issue just all crammed at the very end. "Here's the end of the book. Oh, also here have a fat gay black woman."
And for all the talk that anyone could be anything and there could be tons of women avatars even if they're played by guys, the only women we hear of in the OASIS are the love interest, or maybe the one receptionist.
It's funny how Andy Weir (author of The Martian) wrote a back story for the main bad guy, then the author of RPO said yes this is canon. Like, of course you liked the fanfic, he actually gave one of your characters some depth.
Just heard the part about null zones, where neither magic or technology work. then how do people get there or leave there?
And the whole "must protect OASIS from being taken over by big corp" is funny. The OASIS is even described as being "open-source". Like, the entire internet is reduced to a single company you give money to go somewhere different or to buy imaginary real-estate.
but idunno, still enjoy most of the story, gonna keep listening
The erosion of personal ownership
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Radical Edward's profile: he's a seven foot ex basketball pro, hindu, guru, drag queen, alien
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.