The brilliant writer Matt Ruff just published a new heist novel about gold-farming and MMORPGs called 88 NAMES that’s like Snow Crash meets The King and I:
Matt’s doing a podcast about the book with Blake Collier, and I appeared in the latest episode:
We cover a lot of ground: “the state of tech and how it influences everything from economics to the environment, how fiction shapes VR and AR tech and closed tech systems like Apple…We dive deep on some philosophical and technical ideas.”
I hope you’ll listen, but even more, I hope you’ll read Matt’s book. It’s outstanding.
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