Exciting news, folks! My new book is taking shape! It should be out towards the end of this year (or possibly next depending on how distracted I am by the relentless march of craziness!)

One of the locations is a floating vacuum dirigible—SkyWhale. If you’ve read my previous books, you might recognise the concept. It was on the cover of book 3 but from the angle it’s form still fairly ambiguous.

(Cover by the amazing DoFresh)

As we spend so much time there in the new book,I decided to put some effort into designing the SkyWhale properly…

I got to thinking about the aerodynamics. I decided to make the tail like the wings of a glider (sailplane) with high wing-loading and low-drag. I added multiple sets of forward fin/flukes for maneuvering at low speeds. These flatten against the envelope when the vessel is cruising.



Assuming it’s built with super light materials and nothing inside, it almost looks plausible, right?

Original sketch:



Clearly, AI will require UBI.

CBDC + UBI according to the plans of the current PTB [Powers That Be] are intended to rearrange the deckchairs, not commission a new ship.

UBI will pay all the gov printed money directly to the people, rather than letting banks be middlemen. This has the potential to allow smart UBI recipients to accumulate wealth by investing in gold, BTC, land, or stocks… this is not the purpose of UBI for the current PTB.

They plan for CBDC to be limited in what it is convertible to. It will also have an expiry. Your ‘retail CBDCs‘ will not be convertible to assets. A retail CBDC’s purpose is to be spent, not saved.

I see this as a direct measure to limit the social mobility that pumping all the money into the bottom of the system will create.

Any hope must come from organising ‘Power to the People’. We will need to vote, protest, or in some other peaceful way, forcibly demand participation in governance of the AI windfall.

The Singularity is upon us!

Behold the coming of the Sam-pocalypse!
SAM is an acronym for Singularity Acceleration Mechanism.
SAMs are avatars of the Eschaton sent back to herald its coming; preparing the ground and ‘revealing its method’ so as to acquire our all-important consent before it zeros out our civilisation and redevelops our space-time into something less tawdry.
Phase 1: Sam Bankman: @SBF_FTX initiating *banking* collapse
Phase 2: Sam Altman @OpenAI spawning *alt-men* from dead matter
Phase 3: There is a Sam Weatherman on LinkedIn, just saying…
Phase 4: I’m reluctant to do a search for Sam Nukeman, just in case he does turn out to be working on compact fusion or something…