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Steal This Singularity: Entry #1

Dec 1

Acceler80r, October 2012

It was at the end of the first day of the Singularity Summit 2012 when Ben Popper — the dude from The Verge who I’d spoken to by phone — approached.  “What do you think?” he asked.  “It’s been pretty interesting,” I responded earnestly.  The absence of a superlative was perhaps telling, but I was not in the mood to think on it more deeply.  Ben agreed.  And then Eve and I made a wrong turn heading back to the North Bay and we found ourselves moving at a crawl through Chinatown.

Shocking Shocker! Alex Jones & David Icke Are Illuminati Disinfo Agents

Nov 14

Acceler8or, October 2012
by “Dolphy Hipler”

I guess it all started about a year ago.  As part of my duties tracking conspiracy sites for my Illuminati Masters, I started noticing that Alex Jones was ranting more and more frequently against the transhumanists and singularitarians. 

Now, my job with Illuminati Central is fairly simply.  I track the conspiracy sites and warn the Illuminated Ones if anyone is getting to close to the truth as I understand it.

Part 4: The Worm Earns (or it can fuck off and die)

Oct 21

Cut to a Singularity Summit that same year, also down in the sainted city of San Jose.  During one of the talks, the speaker, Marshall Brain, at that time the host of the TV Show Factory Floor and author of Robotic Nation spoke about the exponential acceleration of robot technology that the conference was, in its essence, about. He noted that the degree of automation that was soon to arrive would lead to such a loss of jobs that it would be necessary to start providing people with a guaranteed income.

This time, it wasn’t a slight groan that arose from the gathered transhumanoids. There was actual hissing from a substantial segment of the audience.  It was the first and only time I ever heard this kind of response at one of these gatherings. (Transhumanoids tend to pride themselves on a Spock-like calm logic. They are not rowdy sorts.)