Bruce Sterling: Stewart Brand on a global parliament of cities

A global parliament of cities *It’s hard to believe they could be more sclerotic than what we’ve got. *On the other hand, given the historical behavior of Italian city-states, man, I have to wonder. All I need is some Milanese Sforzas with catapults at the gates of Torino. It took the ultra-wealthy some real effort …

Jon Lebkowsky: Bruce Sterling on Robots and Humanity

Robots and Humanity   My favorite-so-far Bruce Sterling post in the State of the World conversation: “Following on from John Payne’s comments in <76>, are the robots coming for our jobs? Is a certain amount of unemployment going to end up as part of the system and, if so, what happens next?” *It’s so interesting …

Jon Lebkowsky: Bruce Sterling on the Internet

Bruce Sterling talk at ATX Hackerspace I shot this video of Bruce at an EFF-Austin-sponsored event February 25 at ATX Hackespace. We were rallying the troops. “You will not have the Internet that you had 20 years ago, that’s not possible. But you don’t have to roll over at the site of bluster from the …

Jon Lebkowsky: Gothic High-Tech by Bruce Sterling

Publication Date: January 31, 2012 THE FUTURE IS A KIND OF HISTORY THAT HASN’T HAPPENED YET “He’s the legendary Cyberpunk Guru. He roams our postmodern planet, from the polychrome tinsel of Los Angeles to the chicken-fried cyberculture of Austin… From the heretical Communist slums of gritty Belgrade to the Gothic industrial castles of artsy Torino… …