Depression presents itself as a realism regarding the rottenness of the world in general and the rottenness of your life in particular. But the realism is merely a mask for depression’s actual essence, which is an overwhelming estrangement from humanity. The more persuaded you are of your unique access to the rottenness, the more afraid you become of engaging with the world; and the less you engage with the world, the more perfidiously happy-faced the rest of humanity seems for continuing to engage with it.

Jonathan Franzen

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Any book has behind it all the other books that have been written.

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brucesterling:

*I’m Technology Review’s fiction editor for their annual science fiction issue.  And check out my list of contributors.
http://www.technologyreview.com/twelvetomorrows/14/

brucesterling:

*I’m Technology Review’s fiction editor for their annual science fiction issue.  And check out my list of contributors.

http://www.technologyreview.com/twelvetomorrows/14/

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The AI does not love you, nor does it hate you, but you are made out of atoms it might find useful for something else.
Eliezer Yudkowsky

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In the air were storms. The sky would break and he would say “It is broken like me.” and I would collect the thunder water breaking him again because I could and it was needed. When Sister opened the good book she read the passage from Ezekial 13:8 and it was understood that all would be…

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A Rowland S. Howard documentary. Hell yes!

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