Futurists R.U. Sirius and Jay Cornell have published a witty, snide, and incredibly informative new book titled, Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity. We spoke to the authors to learn more about the project and their own personal visions of the future.
Will we be fucking after we leave our bodies behind for cyber-heaven? Over at Steal this Singularity, futurist gadfly R.U. Sirius has a hilarious and smart essay about people who imagine we will transcend sex and random goofiness after the AIs take over.
The lineup for Transhuman Visions is taking shape, a one-day conference that's bringing together extreme futurists, biohackers, immortalists, Singularitarians and others. Speakers include Aubrey de Grey, RU Sirius, Rudy Rucker, Zoltan Istvan, and Rachel Haywire (pictured).
R.U. Sirius was a founder of Mondo 2000, the definitive futurist magazine of the early 1990s. And now he's posted a ton of snippets from it over at Omni Reboot – including this amazing 1993 chart showing all the gadgets a cyberpunk needed. Like a portable computer and cellular phone!
Timothy Leary is one of the most famous 1960s icons, both for his advocacy of LSD, and his visions of a future where humanity is liberated from outdated morality. And now, you can learn about the man's inner life in a fascinating new biography written by R.U. Sirius — free online.
Futurist writer R.U. Sirius helped create Mondo 2000, runs posthumanist magazine H+, and has run for president. He was cyber before it was cool, and is still fomenting techno revolution. Here he offers an optimist's vision of the posthuman future.
Can't wait for scarcity to end, and the Bitchun Society to begin? Us neither. That's why we're glad visionary writer R.U. Sirius has compiled his list of five positive science fiction novels to pass the time until the Singularity. [H-Plus]