These are the things I've written that are tagged "bruce sterling"

The Exterminator’s Want-Ad

25 June 2010

Treat yourself to some good ‘ol speculative fiction from the one and only Bruce Sterling from a future where the economy tanked for good, the elites went MIA or to jail, and America has become one big favela: And boy, do I ever miss them. No more billboards, no more chain stores, no big-box Chinese […]

“Retro-futurist techno hyperstasis”

17 May 2010

This is a fairly assessable post by Bruce Sterling on (a)temporality, genres, and kaleidoscope novelty, which culminates in this incredible little salvo: It’s an ideological and philosophical problem. When do we fully realize that that our “progressives” are conservatives, and that our “conservatives” are panicked radicals? When do we get it that networking is not […]

Bruce Sterling’s State of the World 2010

07 January 2010

Sterling is, as always, a funny-but-teriffying doom-prophet, but without the thin hope for mankind that Bill had in his heart. Okay, you’ve treated your future as an “unpredictable lurching thing…” and now you’re all morose about that… You and your generation CREATED that situation! Ever heard of “disruptive innovation,” “disintermediation,” “offshoring,” “small pieces loosely joined,” […]

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