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[2 days ago]
toroidian meetup is wednesday 19:00 (sphere time, zero-meridian), donuts of course provided, higher genera welcome as well
[2 days ago]
the society for topological diversity admits earthers of all convictions: round, flat (all projections), ovoid, piroid, potatoid
[2 days ago]
Computers weren't made to understand speech, humans were. When voice interfaces finally succeed, they're implantable voices, whisperfriends,
[2 days ago]
You can tell you're entering the bad parts of the forest by the pixie graffiti on the leaves
[3 days ago]
add a number of vibration motors and you also have force feedback, let it not harden at all and you have a screen but for hands
[3 days ago]
free idea: a silicone putty with sensors in it that can harden as whatever controller you want
[3 days ago]
The Antarctic Glacier Preservation Dam, also known as "Sauron's Crown" for its characteristic glacier breakers, is a human megastructure in
[4 days ago]
Why not move Earth's axis into southern Atlantic / NW-Pacific so the ice caps are both over ocean, this would free up so much land
[4 days ago]
You're not asking who put it there. Both of you just enjoy talking to someone on Imaginary Earth, where the sun is weird and politics easy
[4 days ago]
All your communication is routed through an optic link bouncing off an imaginary-angled mirror in the meridian where your spheres intersect
[4 days ago]
Your best Internet friend lives in GMT+2i and it's a bit of a challenge to match your sleep cycles, or talk to each other at all that is
[4 days ago]
dying galaxies turning red with age are often referred to as aimaxiae, streets of blood instead of milk
[4 days ago]
Beyond the platonic plane lie the transplatonian objects: Unthinkables shrouded in obscurity, yet-unthoughts in deep freeze, dark gödelians
[4 days ago]
As his last wish, his ashes are scattered in low Earth orbit, where they trigger a Kessler cascade and bring down most of our satellites
[5 days ago]
They say a pollinator will come for the prettiest supernova nebulae, uncoil a proboscis down the gravity well, leave behind a universe seed
[5 days ago]
Let the market solve suffering, they said↵Apply the full creativity of the human species, they said↵wait, no, not that way, they sa
[5 days ago]
The screams of the damned are meticulously recorded in a public ledger, abstract at first, but about a year in the first humans can be heard
[5 days ago]
Not to be outdone by Moloch, Lucifer releases Hellcoin: Based on proof-of-pain, it rewards miners for novel ways to torture sentient beings
[6 days ago]
We find the android resting under the reactor. Radiation gives it the best ideas, it says, and the personality changes are fun too
[6 days ago]
LED wallpaper that tracks your head's position and displays sun and stars as if the walls were transparent
[7 days ago]
Mushrooms have overgrown the library, feasted on its contents. When cut, they bleed ink, when eaten, they tell you stories never written
[9 days ago]
A popular prank is to swap someone's reality checker with its in-game version, then watch the victim do things they'd never do among people
[9 days ago]
As VR becomes more realistic, users begin to carry reality checkers offline: Spinning tops, banned items, physics engine bug triggers
[10 days ago]
Since the incident, when you look hard enough at a thing, you see its pixels. You're unsure if it's the world or your vision
[10 days ago]
you know those dreams that are re-runs of previous dreams and you get an opportunity to redo them↵↵one, you're born a baby to your parents
[10 days ago]
instead of bringing extinction, the comet decelerates, drifts down as mountain-sized snowflake, settles in a heap that takes years to melt
[11 days ago]
When a telepath dies immersed in another's dream, their soul stays around and wanders dreamtime forever. Some become minor sleep deities
[11 days ago]
An exasperated sigh. "No, this is like the twentieth dream in a row I've woken up from. Whenever I do" she opens her eyes a second time "thi
[12 days ago]
Court: In an act of gross negligence, defendant destroyed 250 years of lived experience. Plaintiffs argued for negligent homicide,
[12 days ago]
After an internet outage, 24/7 users stumble through the streets: Months of memory missing, all of it a dream and forgotten along with it
[12 days ago]
Virtual unreality, bespoke machine dreams streamed directly into your visual cortex at night, no more nightmares, no minute unstimulated
[12 days ago]
What if moths are as interesting to bat senses as butterflies are to ours, and smell of poisonous fruits or have ultrasound stealth forms
[13 days ago]
Around here, minds form thoughts. in the Platonic plane, thoughts form minds and there is talk of an Actual plane where minds are real
[13 days ago]
smoloch! cold tea and moldy bread!↵smoloch, the stubbed toe! ↵smoloch, the slightly uncomfortable seat!
[2 weeks ago]
They end up dominating AI.↵2030: With computer science and applied theology on your resume, you're already in talks with multiple priests
[2 weeks ago]
The churches support themselves through commerce. Monks being cheaper than workers, they undercut traditional companies by a wide margin
[2 weeks ago]
Out of necessity, singularitarian churches often become AI companies - to try and build their god before their rivals get to it.
[2 weeks ago]
An entire seminar about making apple pies from scratch - habit-forming, apple pies tend to exist in most universes because of this seminar
[2 weeks ago]
Satellites in sun orbits should be called after moth species
[2 weeks ago]
We equipped our moths with chlorophyll wings so they could fly around streetlights forever
[2 weeks ago]
The smog's so thick, sunbeams are still stuck in it even though the sun set long ago. They wither, coil up, break into pieces
[2 weeks ago]
It turns out the soul exists but resides in the liver, helps there with cleaning tasks and doesn't have anything to do with consciousness
[2 weeks ago]
atomization produces an undifferentiated mass of humans caught inside society, somewhat reminiscent of a pupa really
[2 weeks ago]
a robot that walks underwater and extends small platforms to just under the waterline so that you can walk on water yourself
[3 weeks ago]
Mirrored glasses are important vampire hunter equipment: Vampires, not being mirrored, appear extra crisp through them
[3 weeks ago]
why call it software exploitation and not glitchcraft
[3 weeks ago]
Like a pond someone threw a stone into, the sky ripples, clouds bob. It'd be serene and peaceful if the stone hadn't also brought Armageddon
[3 weeks ago]
Most of us don't remember their last life because it was that of a bacterium - nothing bad, just the most likely place for a soul to be
[3 weeks ago]
The world will end, should they ever agree on a final version. Sow discord among them, your timeline depends on it
[3 weeks ago]
The council of gods schisms every time it tries to decide what the universe should look like, which is the only reason we get physics
[3 weeks ago]
It prods our clouds with delicate tornadacles, but none respond. As far as it is concerned, Jupiter is the only inhabited planet here
[3 weeks ago]
trying to fit in, the alien becomes a cloud, but its churning and occasional rainbow flashes betray it
[3 weeks ago]
You leave the atlas on your bed and as you return, the map has spilled, unknown continents and seas now adorn your bedsheet
[3 weeks ago]
twitter backend changes (secret internal docs) https://twitter.com/allgebrah/status/912838036714606598/photo/1
[3 weeks ago]
Sadly, with the 280 char limit, back twitter is no more - they got the extra space by cutting the tweets into moebius strips
[3 weeks ago]
a portable demon protection grid out of lasers and diffractors attached to your clothes, projecting a pentagram onto the floor around you
[3 weeks ago]
nobody's ever seen the spiders themselves and we only call them by their webs' names, surely that means they don't exist
[3 weeks ago]
It's a well kept secret but oil wells also have naiads, potamic-chthonic hybrid spirits who keep lucky oil workers company
[3 weeks ago]
social networks are among the few spiders known for weaving their web out of their victims instead of silk
[3 weeks ago]
Darknet assassination market startup name: Murdr
[3 weeks ago]
nature: (n) […] etymology uncertain, possibly a contraction of "not ture" ("not human")↵vulture: (n) […] etym.: vult+ture ("wants human")
[3 weeks ago]
to ture: (v) to qualify for human (see also: to mature)↵to mature: (v) to grow into turing (→to ture)
[3 weeks ago]
Conducting a Turing test in the wild is a computer's job. Has been for years.
[4 weeks ago]
🕒🕤🕞🕘↵🕞🕘🕒🕤↵🕕🕞🕤🕕↵🕒🕘🕒🕘
[4 weeks ago]
🕞🕤↵🕒🕘
[4 weeks ago]
Having a vampire CEO is usually good, it's easier to make them answer to the stakeholders
[4 weeks ago]
wear android fashion and a fake identification plate so that humans ignore you and don't expect emotions and social participation #lifehack
[4 weeks ago]
Jacked into the net with salvaged hardware, araneanauts are hunters, spelunkers and librarians, except the library occasionally eats them
[4 weeks ago]
It coevolves with the few humans that are left, competes with them for energy but sometimes gives up precious bits from its vast memory
[4 weeks ago]
Civilization falls. What's left of the net isn't enough for a singularity, but it manages to keep grid alive and datacenters fed, goes feral
[4 weeks ago]
After their deaths, the great translators of their times are scanned and distilled into software, so that they may be eternal ambassadors
[4 weeks ago]
Few are up to it, those who become good at it are often foundlings who've grown up among aliens, or have worn the bodies of both species
[4 weeks ago]
Interspecies translation is a delicate task, requiring not only intimate knowledge of both cultures but also an accurate qualia mapping
[4 weeks ago]
The most normal people you know may in fact be demons, don't worry about the weirdos
[4 weeks ago]
Demons possessing humans usually take great care to not attract any attention - their boss is not known to be nice to employees slacking off
[4 weeks ago]
ancient feuds between immortals, obligations just as ancient, a hermit couple in the mountains who bear themselves as kids
[4 weeks ago]
amnesiac immortals whose knowledge sits mostly in their (very idiosyncratic) diaries, immediate memories reaching only 30 years back
[4 weeks ago]
magic, here, is not so much as flying sparks but knowledge of ancient tech and self-knowledge through hundreds of years of experience
[4 weeks ago]
much of this tech needs active maintenance or breaks down, some sit on tech stockpiles, others go through bodies like vampire lords
[4 weeks ago]
immortality tech varies: mindwiped clones (and not-clones), life extension treatment, "actual" immortality through a gene edit
[4 weeks ago]
some install themselves as godkings, others become hermits or wanderers to escape being hunted down by said godkings
[4 weeks ago]
[scenario - thread]↵immortality was discovered but civilization fell shortly afterwards, now some immortals are still around
[4 weeks ago]
Flat Hollow Earth Theory: The world is a flat ring↵Hollow Flat Earth Theory: A very large cave spans the disk but is only about 10m high
[4 weeks ago]
Many civs maintain model societies of their neighbors, whole cities of reenactors only to avoid sending that one message that costs a planet
[4 weeks ago]
Human interstellar communication is tricky not because of signal strength, but because 20 years of moral drift is a lot of taboos to violate
[4 weeks ago]
those who lived in this cave are gone but they left a music elemental, still playing the wind between the stalactites, rippling the ponds
[4 weeks ago]
He was set to meet fate that day, but she didn't show up. At midnight, he shrugged, opened a door in the air, and was never seen again.
[4 weeks ago]
Robot slurs for humans:↵- sack of soiled water↵- meat unit↵- amino asset↵- entropy on legs↵- genebag↵- proteins
[4 weeks ago]
A Pattern Language, microgravity edition
[4 weeks ago]
fountains in habitat cylinders, twisted into yin-yang patterns or more complicated forms by coriolis force
[4 weeks ago]
microgravity fountains in space stations, droplets guided along by electric fields and well-aimed bursts of air
[5 weeks ago]
phase 5: exploits for these presets, not quite trademark violations but sufficient to activate clone programming
[5 weeks ago]
phase 4: sponsored clones, in exchange for brand preferences burned into the clone's visual cortex
[5 weeks ago]
phase 1: ads tailored to you↵phase 2: ads tailored to each of your identities↵phase 3: ads inducing identity splits for more customers
[5 weeks ago]
Rain falls but the drops refuse to merge, stay little pearls that bounce and dance, collect in glistening heaps, clog our streets
[5 weeks ago]
don't try this at home unmodified, kids! you should at least weigh the hopes before snorting them, and assume they're undiluted
[5 weeks ago]
To raise your pixels from the dead, break an old LCD over them. They'll take on a slight greenish tint but will otherwise work fine
[5 weeks ago]
crush my hopes, grind them up, snort them off my back
[5 weeks ago]
an army of small drones, positioned in the night sky just so that you can pull an "overhead, the stars were going out" on people
[5 weeks ago]
You can also talk into one of those sea shells and the ocean will hear you, many friendships with merfolk have started this way
[1.2 months ago]
In the heavenly choir, it's a grave offense to get a note wrong. Often, the punishment is a prison sentience, 80 years in a skull
[1.2 months ago]
I've taught it to rain on command, now I often send it outside to rain against my windows or, on sunny days, create faerie gold.
[1.2 months ago]
A lodestone rests in iron dust↵stirs, then grows magnetic wings↵flies away but meets the rain↵falls down in a cloud of rust
[1.2 months ago]
Returning from her trip, she opens her eyes, reaches under her pillow, pulls out a severed elf head oozing technicolor↵↵"I got their king"
[1.2 months ago]
Time here meanders, often bends back onto itself. Sometimes then, a loop detaches, we see ghosts and other things that exist for only a day
[1.2 months ago]
There's an optimal speed in space battles and it's not quite c - time dilation needs to be low enough that you can still outthink the enemy
[1.2 months ago]
Well, you could've had it the easy way, but you built a hyperdrive instead of just solving that sky captcha with the astrology we taught you
[1.3 months ago]
truth be told, once inside cthulhu, you start cheering it on to eat the rest of humanity as well
[1.3 months ago]
When you cut open an ouroboros, it has rings like a tree, one for every time it's eaten itself
[1.3 months ago]
Snail mecha: Vast factories that crawl over a to-be-terraformed planet's surface, trailing forests, lakes, arcologies
[1.3 months ago]
Imagine a universe that thinks of itself so that it won't need your awareness to keep existing, blow soap bubbles with your mind
[1.3 months ago]
Sin in as many religions as possible, so that they'll fight over which hell you belong into and you can slip away
[1.3 months ago]
To appease the network gods, we drop a few fat high priority packets every morning
[1.3 months ago]
In the night, it comes closer, settles in the comfortable darkness of your eyelids. Thinking you asleep, it oscillates, flows, murmurates
[1.3 months ago]
During the day, it's shy, seems to play hide and seek: A flash of neon in the shadow that seeps away into the cracks when you turn around
[1.4 months ago]
It is morning, you step outside to commute to work. Two feral catboys scamper off, watch from a safe distance if you brought any food
[1.4 months ago]
Metropolis is torn in dispute: Grant them human rights and citizenship, classify them as pets and legalize ownership, or eliminate the pest?
[1.4 months ago]
Since a bunch of catgirls escaped in a lab accident 15 years ago, catpeople have bred like crazy, helped along by many a lonely citizen
[1.4 months ago]
Outside, the sound of the crickets changes, becomes a binary modem screech. Something materializes in the shadows
[1.4 months ago]
The storm approaches and Artemis readies a lightning bolt on her rainbow. With Zeus asleep, she's free to hunt as many clouds as she wishes.
[1.4 months ago]
Much rarer than insomnia, immortia disrupts the other sleep: Those affected are denied disincarnation, survive in the unlikeliest ways
[1.4 months ago]
Day 8: Infection hasn't subsided. Spots on my skin have begun to glow at night. Roads appearing, a dust mote just landed on my nose, v heavy
[1.4 months ago]
Piloting an exosuit, looking down at your own body, wondering which of these heads is itching
[1.4 months ago]
Unable to survive outside the matrix, we send machines operated via VR telepresence. Making sense of reality levels becomes somewhat harder
[1.5 months ago]
(𝌂) Wait isn't that what culture is?↵(☰) .oO(it's worse than we thought) That's exactly the wrong answer. Get out
[1.5 months ago]
(☰) We ran a virus scan on your culture and I'm afraid that you'll have to get rid of all those memes before we let you into the council
[1.5 months ago]
As the world ends, the last instant is replayed over and over before god finally takes the needle off the record
[1.5 months ago]
These are demon protection glasses. Notice the silver grid inlay? That's a cage. They can't hurt you through the bars, just never ever peek.
[1.5 months ago]
autonomic nervous system: the involuntary parts↵autognomic nervous system: the voluntary, conscious parts
[1.5 months ago]
Biospheres only work when they're absurdly large, to get a stable biological system down to spaceship size you need at least a biotorus
[1.5 months ago]
The ancient practiced sky burials, left their dead in cymylbachs: Cloud graves. When a tree catches one, we dare each other to climb into it
[1.5 months ago]
HTTP/1.1 410.5 Not Yet Available↵Last-Modified: Fri, 14 May 2021 20:02:47 GMT
[1.5 months ago]
wikipedia: list of things millennials are killing
[1.5 months ago]
The other inflation hypothesis: Reverse engineering the universe's compression algorithm from skybox glitches [pdf, ps, other]
[1.5 months ago]
Unexplained artifacts in observation data from the Even Larger Telescope: The "compressed skybox" hypothesis [pdf]
[1.5 months ago]
World's gone crazy? News don't make sense? Looks like the dream's lost its lucidity again. Hey! Solipsist! Hey, you, fix this shit, wake
[1.5 months ago]
Sure, the universe is full of consciousnesses, but most of them lack a will to change the world in any way. ("stay epi", they call it)
[1.5 months ago]
note: I know about https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140103085248.htm, it's kind of the inspiration
[1.5 months ago]
There should be a school subject that is simply about tasting+smelling things properly, plus decent vocabulary for describing those smells
[1.6 months ago]
Surely everyone has one of these folders! You know, just in case the unlikely happens and your laptop is still with you and works https://twitter.com/i/web/status/903788821589975040
[1.6 months ago]
In the night, you watch the ground from a branch. The stars still shine, the night sky is below you, interrupted by roots and night animals
[1.6 months ago]
The leaves do not turn brown this time. Instead, the holes in the canopy turn a pale violet and float down, leaving an unbroken green
[1.6 months ago]
p-zombie (short for "politics zombie"),
[1.6 months ago]
The wizard catches a different kind of fire, crystal needles erupt from his skin to break off later, collect around his disintegrating body
[1.6 months ago]
"Please, you haven't been on the net for a year, if you dive in now it'll be a week until you recover from all the new meme strains
[1.6 months ago]
More practical than the Book of Sand, the Book of Glass consists only of two mirrors, yet contains infinite pages - when closed.
[1.6 months ago]
taking the rain to work, sitting in a nutshell drifting down first small streams, then the storm sewers, to be fished out at the destination
[1.6 months ago]
Magic was given only to players, but nobody's logged in in a few hundred years of game time. We run on hardware the admins have forgotten
[1.7 months ago]
Djinni can be found in any dormant light source. Tiny ones in luciferin molecules up to the most powerful, imprisoned in neutron stars
[1.7 months ago]
"is this your only reason for proposing this"↵pssh humbug [mutters under breath]
[1.7 months ago]
As a bonus, if you did this, it would be a literal skeuomorph: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/skeuomorph#English
[1.7 months ago]
Why not model your AI boxes after skulls: Put a physical unclonable function into a tamperproof container & let it provide the core identity
[1.7 months ago]
In a pinch, when out of blood or moon ink, you can also fold a summoning pattern into the paper and get a haunted paper crane
[1.7 months ago]
You will choose not only the color of your self-driving car, but also its moral framework: Kantian, Aligned™, but also Nihilist (if you pay
[1.7 months ago]
Companies rent trawlers in search for the actual deep web: The knowledge of the Deep Ones, hidden in ocean basins, protected by black ice
[1.7 months ago]
We begin to get used to flood-caused Internet outages, but those bits of merfolknet that end up in search engine caches each time puzzle us
[1.7 months ago]
You've long been lost in these woods. You feel no hunger. The trees remind you of animals. Every morning, it is harder to unroot yourself
[1.7 months ago]
Conversely, ghosts of castles are often found within the minds of architects. Long destroyed but not forgotten, incorporated into dreams
[1.7 months ago]
Ghosts are attracted to castles, so if you make a few miniatures and just put them outside over night, you're bound to catch some
[1.7 months ago]
molting tip: don't leave your past self lie around just like that, its reproachful stare is bad vibes
[1.8 months ago]
Our immortal descendants give themselves cancer to truly understand suffering, really connect with our art, at least for a day or two
[1.8 months ago]
a truly eye-opening experience, yes, but we can open even more body parts if you like, belly-opening experiences are all the rage right now
[1.8 months ago]
mobile: moving thing↵automobile: self-moving thing↵autoautomobile: self-directed self-moving thing↵autoautoautomobile: self-making self-dire
[1.9 months ago]
1. build self-driving cars that use humans for fuel↵2. make them mimic uber/lyft/etc cars↵3. release↵4. sit back, enjoy the media panic
[1.9 months ago]
be this person to the other and transcend the universe together, live in mutually assured simulation
[1.9 months ago]
get you somebody who understands you so well that you can't tell whether you're real or their simulation of you
[1.9 months ago]
Flustered, his avatar begins to lag, then freezes out completely
[1.9 months ago]
An arm forms out of the smoke, steals your cigarette. Somethings pulls on it and the fumes slowly fill the grey outline of a face and body
[2.1 months ago]
elevator pitch: it's like the internet, but not a warzone
[2.3 months ago]
tablature but for holding talks, with eye movement and gesture instructions
[2.3 months ago]
an AR overlay that indicates where it's socially acceptable for your eyes to be
[2.3 months ago]
magnetic shelves where you can put things on both on top and the underside
[2.4 months ago]
so basically, software forks are like blockchain forks but you get to doublespend 0days instead
[2.5 months ago]
they had to fetch one reveler by boat, he'd wandered onto the lake while tripping and they were fearing he'd realize where he was and sink
[2.6 months ago]
Among these columns of fog, the wind is curiously muffled, storms no larger than buses weave through the air and grumble at each other
[2.6 months ago]
In the now exposed rock, clouds take root and form a forest supported by huge lazy gyres, while smaller whirls wander around drawing water
[2.6 months ago]
The mountains in the distance detach from the ground and tumble slowly through the sky, float among the clouds, thundering when they collide
[2.6 months ago]
A popular AI countermeasure is basilisks that humans are too dumb to comprehend, but make any advanced thinker turn itself off in horror
[2.7 months ago]
Illegal archives are gateways to lower levels, full of treasures but also pod trolls: ex-spelunkers now ridden by mindvirii, out to preach
[2.7 months ago]
Every time they drown the net in weaponized memes, it's quarantined and rebuilt, over time creating something akin to layered catacombs
[2.7 months ago]
radio graffiti, wherein you paint letters into the spectrogram near the frequencies of popular numbers stations
[2.7 months ago]
You could anchor here, but usually whatever touches the spacetime floor will eventually crumble to dust, riddled by atom-sized bitemarks
[2.7 months ago]
How to detect when you're in a vacuum shoal: Light is slower, the stars brighter than usual and in weird locations, the autopilot crashes
[2.7 months ago]
That one memory you haven't thought of in months - they're huddled around it, taking in its warmth
[2.7 months ago]
Neglected tulpas squat disused parts of your memory palace, wrap themselves in memories of near-forgotten friends to keep oblivion at bay
[2.7 months ago]
but the same drug, taken in a dream, induces total clarity instead of hallucinations, shows the universe naked (luckily, forgotten quickly)
[2.7 months ago]
She hides it well: It's only her third eye that's crying, trailing soap polyhedra and klein drops visible only to initiates
[2.8 months ago]
toddlers: "so what are you in for?" "•🝆🜃, 🜋🜺" "shit man" "mmh" "the universe here makes you human, it's pernicious" [they share a rattle]
[2.8 months ago]
when you run a spam campaign with zip bomb attachments, is that dynamite phishing?
[2.8 months ago]
not tentacles, just arms with lots of joints - sometimes they break and heal crookedly but there's enough freedom that it doesn't matter
[2.8 months ago]
The correct mass noun for a swarm of pixies is 'jpeg', often occurring near windows since they're naturally drawn to them
[2.8 months ago]
Supercooled snowflakes fall, the ripples they cause in the pond instantly frozen, then floating away as small ice ships with crystal masts
[2.9 months ago]
Every morning on the commute, you spend five minutes looking at (fake, harmless) ads to inoculate yourself against today's strains
[2.9 months ago]
Your brain implant projects carefully timed fake smiles onto your face, to throw off the targeting and poison their training sets
[2.9 months ago]
Ad targeting so effective, anybody unprotected is rendered a consumer zombie within days, their every microexpression fed to the algorithms
[2.9 months ago]
It's easy to talk to other timelines: Write a letter, then read in it everything you didn't write
[2.9 months ago]
A beacon anchored in spacetime floats here, rocking back and forth in the gravity surf, the system it's marking long gone
[2.9 months ago]
frankly I can't hear you over the sound of memes copulating in my head
[2.9 months ago]
Wizards are often extremely jacked in order to have more blood and thereby mana; Vampires cheat but can hit 20 liters after a good meal
[2.9 months ago]
Blood has the highest magic capacity of all materials, making it one of the best choices for magic batteries as well as a great coolant
[2.9 months ago]
Wishing wells are an old metaphor for black holes: The wish is a program, the coins are input bits, only the response has to wait a while
[3.0 months ago]
Immobile, transfixed, impaled on a neuron spike
[3.0 months ago]
She hesitates - the telltale stutter of downloading a personality addon to deal with an unexpected situation
[3.0 months ago]
In the long run, each of your actions either results in nothing, or contributes to human extinction or a stable intergalactic civilization.
[3.0 months ago]
noise cancelling headphones that monitor the auditory nerve to squeeze out a few extra dB
[3.0 months ago]
when creating a pocket universe, make sure to leave open a portal at least a few atoms wide, or the reference loop detection will eat you
[3.0 months ago]
Their other bombs leave tree clouds (studded with brilliant blossoms), kelp clouds (endless ribbons), anemone clouds (betentacled, swaying),
[3.0 months ago]
A stone on his wrist tells the time - every time it has worn away, one of his days has passed
[3.0 months ago]
A Turing test in which the bot turns the tables and just rudely interrupts your every attempt at talking with "stop pretending sentience
[3.0 months ago]
Hell is famously litigative about pictures of their premises, they had to rebuild half of it after Bosch leaked internal concept art
[3.0 months ago]
if you're working on a text processor feature that predicts sentences as they're written, it'd be really neat if you called it precursor↵thx
[3.0 months ago]
Dividing atom diameter by Planck length, we can estimate that there's probably been two or more paperclip events depending on paperclip size
[3.0 months ago]
Every now and then, a paperclip maximizer escapes and causes a paperclip event. The last one, for example, turned the universe into atoms
[3.1 months ago]
The most common werecreature is the werehuman, transformed by the sun. Only those who flee the solar system revert to a more natural form
[3.1 months ago]
Without our knowing, we pass a test. Every day, new stars appear in our sky as neighboring civilizations open their dark matter cloaks to us
[3.1 months ago]
"Really, they're misunderstood and gentle creatures," [tries to pet shoggoth, is reduced to carbon dust and beautifully carved bone dice]
[3.1 months ago]
When not out to devour you, shoggoths can be really pretty, like sentient dust clouds or miniature murmurations that leave behind trinkets
[3.1 months ago]
now has a brand name: Eigenleder™
[3.1 months ago]
Extinct memelects: The most useless yet most nostalgic knowledge, inside jokes of dead communities where even the archives have been lost
[3.1 months ago]
Cameras do indeed steal souls, as do radio telescopes - there's been no contact yet because what we're doing is unspeakably rude
[3.1 months ago]
Blind from birth, when asked to imagine colors, she makes it sound like she's found something better than us and we don't dare fix her eyes
[3.2 months ago]
It's not that we didn't try uplifting other animals - it's just that each and every one rejected consciousness, often screaming or catatonic
[3.2 months ago]
Also if a major leyline snaps in the process, there's a chance one of the university's demon cores might rupture - try to avoid this
[3.2 months ago]
It'd be possible to recast these according to modern standards, but a few of those enchantments have become load-bearing by now
[3.2 months ago]
Ancient enchantments in the walls mess with the leylines, paradoxically making the wizard university one of the worst places to cast spells
[3.2 months ago]
On a tour, days into the forest: "That rose thicket? That's where I keep my ill-fated relationship with the sleeping beauty"
[3.2 months ago]
The druids' oak groves serve as memory forests for their ancestral history, each lesson taught under another tree or on a long walk
[3.2 months ago]
theory: modernity feels as cold as it is because the matrix doesn't run on analog circuits anymore
[3.2 months ago]
Not only are AI memes nearly impenetrable to humans, humans who do pick them up are often chastised by other AIs for talking like spambots
[3.2 months ago]
In an Internet dominated by AI-written content farms, some memes go feral, ignore humans to show up only in training sets and AI writings
[3.2 months ago]
Confide in the river and it will carry your secrets away, deposit them on the seafloor as toxic waste or maybe a mermaid's treasure
[3.2 months ago]
Indistinct at first but everywhere, TV static grows over the windows of the world like mold, softly hissing, blocking out the outside
[3.2 months ago]
A kaleidoscope but for removing symmetry, giving trees multiple trunks and humans multiple heads, shuffling around their eyes and limbs
[3.2 months ago]
A kaleidoscope, but for generating fractals instead of symmetries, and different things become fractal depending on how you turn it
[3.3 months ago]
The 1st mind meld is a disaster - the lab rat's purity of purpose (eat sleep fuck) overwhelms the scientist, turns off most higher functions
[3.3 months ago]
An AI in her implants places restrictions on dangerous commands. Later, as the market matures, these can increasingly be bought off
[3.3 months ago]
In her stream, she rents out her synapses at one token per impulse. Several internet communities end up fighting over her motor control
[3.3 months ago]
You cut the android to see if it bleeds and liquid electricity drips out, melts the scalpel and etches circuit patterns into the floor
[3.3 months ago]
When you get an emotion out of nowhere, that's emotional tinnitus. Savor the taste, it's never going to come back
[3.3 months ago]
A piece of night fell into the desert and has since harbored this oasis. We cut off small pieces and sell them to travellers
[3.3 months ago]
Jagged holes appear in rain clouds. Stars shine through some, others are deep blue. A sunset's beam is stuck in the ground, still quivering
[3.3 months ago]
A comet misses us and shatters the firmament instead, night and day stop their cycle and their shards won't stop spinning through the sky
[3.3 months ago]
dead (adjective, referring to pixels): When pixels were still obtained by shaving chameleons, they died after a while, and the usage stuck
[3.3 months ago]
You open your favorite book to find burglars written into it, on a heist to steal one of its best ideas
[3.3 months ago]
Sending out no replicator probes at all because transcription errors will eventually make your spawn defect on you
[3.3 months ago]
Sending out minimal replicator probes, just enough to start life, and hoping it'll later figure out universal law and cooperate with you
[3.3 months ago]
There really is nothing in those contrails, but still, their criscrossing evolving pattern is a key part of the global demonic defense grid
[3.3 months ago]
What this tweet lacks in sentience, it makes up in sentence.
[3.3 months ago]
This sentence is free and owns the copyright to itself, but luckily it has allowed me to reproduce it
[3.3 months ago]
⬧: I don't know about you but this human 'arrow' metaphor is entirely obvious to me, it's clearly a photon beam with stylized side lobes
[3.4 months ago]
come check out my new cryptocurrency BaCoin, using a novel algorithm called proof of steak (chosen over the more conservative proof of pork)
[3.5 months ago]
when god throws a lightning bolt, that is called a deus volt
[3.5 months ago]
Space concerns force a choice on citizens: Kids or immortality, never both. Quite without intervention, society splits into humans and elves
[3.5 months ago]
And I'm sorry but if your Schelling point is always in the same place, then your beliefs are basic and also the feds will get you
[3.5 months ago]
Always arrange your cabal's meetings in the Schelling point. Only those who truly share your values will find it.
[3.5 months ago]
campfire dvds but for watching trees grow and cities rise and fall, weather systems (earth, jupiter, sol), glaciers, tectonic plates,