Tech from Singularity’s Children – Spex

I write about a lot of near-future tech in my Singularity’s Children books. One example are the Spex, a combination of neural interface and augmented reality (AR) head-up-display.

To get an idea what it will look like from the inside, check out this over-the-top; but probably—sadly—all too accurate video from Keiichi Matsuda.

I believe AR is going to be huge, but will only really take off when combined with at least enough neural interfacing to extract sub-vocalized speech from the brain (or perhaps from nerves in the throat). Nobody is going to want to wander around in public mumbling to Alexa or Siri and risking eavesdropping!

Of course, it’s only a short step from extracting superficial speech to full on brain-to-brain communication; aka telepathy.

And if this sounds a bit futuristic, there are already scientist able to extract and reconstruct the images the subjects are observing.

Recording dreams is coming! How crazy is that?!

For more, even more, if you have a spare half hour, check out this super interesting interview with Mary Lou Jepsen on Rod Reid’s ‘After On’ podcast.

Banning N!

Those of you who have read my Singularity’s Children books will know I have a dissident group called Nebulous, often abbreviated to N—an Anonymous inspired techno/eco/hacker collective, allied with Niato’s New Atlantis. They play a major role in Book Three.

Seems like China has been reading the series and has found it a little too close for comfort…

China just banned the letter N from the internet!

Video Interview about me and my Science Fiction

I recently had the pleasure to be interviewed by Joesph Carrabis on his video podcast.

Amongst other things, we chat about me, baths, books, SciFi and the impact of technology on being human.

It was my first time being interviewed with video, and I had a great time.
Check it out!

As mentioned in the interview, if you would like to get all my books free—forever—some strings attached—please drop me a line and I will send you more details about joining my advanced reader team.