When the Archive Reads Itself: Some Singularity Links

It makes total sense that some of the work being done in AI right now is in the realm of video games–i.e. a computer teaching itself English to win at Civilization.

One of my favorite posthuman-SF writers, Charles Stross, on why the singularity won’t happen.

On how X-Men: First Class misreads the historical archive.

How China is making prisoners do what millions of other people do voluntarily: play World of Warcraft.

And from Poor Yorick Entertainment, a front page for Infinite Jest and a great tourism poster for my good ole hometown, Tucson:

David Foster Wallace Hyperarchival Film (1.0): “Zero Gravity Tea Ceremony”

So I found the following below at The Howling Fantods. I guess a bunch of people have been engaged in creating the films Himself made in Infinite Jest (985-93, n. 24). This is probably the first post among many, and clearly there are some things to be said about making a film from an imagined archive in a novel that is already highly archival (recursive feedback loops. . . go!).