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: