The word cloud was used as a metaphor for the Internet and a standardized cloud-like shape was used to denote a network on telephony schematics. With this simplification, the implication is that the specifics of how the end points of a network are connected are not relevant for the purposes of understanding the diagram.
Thanks again to Honor and her crew for being so wonderful, and for so kindly inviting me.
Being able to locally adjust the brightness of the sky. The stories we agree upon. It is, essentially, the sensible position to take right now. Atemporality, considered to be the condition of the early 21st century.
And reality does not get improved, does it? The theories of atemporality and manufactured normalcy and zero history can be short-circuited by just one thing. Ballardian banality comes from not getting the future that we were promised, or getting it too late to make the promised difference.
This is because we look at the present day through a rear-view mirror. This is something Marshall McLuhan said back in the Sixties, when the world was in the grip of authentic-seeming future narratives.
We march backwards into the future. Let me try this on you: The Olympus Mons mountain on Mars is so tall and yet so gently sloped that, were you suited and supplied correctly, ascending it would allow you to walk most of the way to space.
You may as well be in space. Imagine a world where you could quite literally walk to space. Imagine living in a Martian culture for a moment, where this thing is a presence in the existence of an entire sentient species.
Imagine settlements creeping up the side of Olympus Mons. Imagine battles fought over sections of slope. Generations upon generations of explorers dying further and further up its height, technologies iterated and expended upon being able to walk to within leaping distance of orbital space.
Manufactured normalcy would suggest that, if we were the Martians, we would find this completely dull within ten years and bitch about not being able to simply fart our way into space. Now imagine a world where space travel to other worlds is an antique curiosity.
If the future is dead, then today we must summon it and learn how to see it properly. There are six people living in space right now. There are people printing prototypes of human organs, and people printing nanowire tissue that will bond with human flesh and the human electrical system.
Explorers have just stood in the deepest unsubmerged place in the world, a cave more than two kilometres under Abkhazia.
NASA are getting ready to launch three satellites the size of coffee mugs, that will be controllable by mobile phone apps. We can film eruptions on the surface of the sun, landings on Mars and even landings on Titan.
Is all of this very boring to you? Because all this is happening right now, in this moment.U.S. tech companies are caught in the middle of an escalating battle between China’s increasingly active Internet censors and the free-speech activists determined to thwart them.
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