Show Notes

William Gibson


Data couriers

When to move the data physically by human. CYA. The impression of security. Offline attacks. quantum supremacy. RFC 1149 (A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers) and RFC 2549 (IP over Avian Carriers with Quality of Service).

Storage doubling

And exceeding limits. The lack of connection between physical brain material and storage of particular sorts of memory, especially temporal sequences.

Data encryption and uploading

Light therapy” and affecting brain states. Fuzzy encryption keys for biometrics. Brute force attacks.


The cyberpunk Amish. “Pants are technology!” Privacy-focused ludditism. Human brain face-detection. Limpy-Frankenstein to avoid person-tracking. Ice T memes.

Snatch back your brain, zombie. And hold it!

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Non-graphical computing

VR silliness. Command-line life. Christopher tried a MUD/MOO. Abandoning cheeky abstractions. AI solving yet another problem. Morgan Freeman Espeak modules.


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