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!

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/28/china-bans-the-letter-n

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.

 

What is Consciousness?


I recently published another essay on Medium.com.

I take some ideas from my SciFi novels on the nature of Consciousness and Reality and flesh them out to make them explicit. I do touch on some of this in Book Three, but in a novel, I didn’t want to slow down the story by digressing too much into philosophy.
Don’t worry, there are no spoilers!

Take a look and give me a clap or two if you enjoy it!

 

What is Consciousness?

“We have no idea what we, or YOU—the protagonists in our subjective lives—actually are.

This is not an exaggeration. Science currently has NO IDEA what Consciousness is; not even a plausible conjecture; NOTHING. This is a glaring gap in our epistemology when consciousness is the foundation of all meaning in the universe; which it must be, because without conscious experience what is ethics, hope, passion, and art? Would there be any meaning in a vast complex universe utterly devoid of anybody to experience it? Would there be any loss if such a Universe was destroyed? Or if a Billion were created and then destroyed in the blink of an eye?

 

Main Image: Kevin PhilippeAgua de Estrella