The goal of the Tradhumanist Research Program is to rectify technology with eternity.
This and The Fall of New Athens are companion pieces of theory-fiction written in collaboration with Samuel Barnes. Initiated from the same prompt they cover the optimistic and pessimistic cases for break-off communities respectively. Alan was having coffee on his porch when the Internet ceased to be. The prairie remained the same so he only learned of this three days later, when Martin came to pick up a freezer’s worth of bison meat.
As a software engineer in the Bay Area I got used to having breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided for me at no cost to my time. Since quarantine has hit, that’s meant a lot more of my time spent on food prep! I liked that extra time and want it back. Bay Agora is my attempt to solve this problem and more. It’s a (as of today proposed) co-living space where we share a chef, maid and laundry services, basically anything that we can pay to automate.