Rudy Rucker


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in Louisville, Kentucky, The United States
March 22, 1946

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Rudolf von Bitter Rucker is an American mathematician, computer scientist, science fiction author, and one of the founders of the cyberpunk genre. He is best known for his Ware Tetralogy, the first two of which won Philip K. Dick awards. Presently, Rudy Rucker edits the science fiction webzine Flurb.

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“Cyberpunk Use Cases”

I’m posting drafts of two presentations to be delivered at the IOHK Summit in Miami Beach, Florida, April 18, 2019. 1.Talk: “Cyberpunk Use Cases” 2. Workshop: “Lifebox for Telepathy and Immortality” This is a draft of the first presentation by Rudy Rucker. CYBERPUNK USE CASES Where I’m From I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky during […]
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“For me, the best thing about Cyberpunk is that it taught me how to enjoy shopping malls, which used to terrify me. Now I just imagine the whole thing is two miles below the moon’s surface, and that half the people’s right-brains have been eaten by roboticized steel rats. And suddenly it’s interesting again.”
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“The simple process of eating and breathing weave all of us together into a vast four-dimensional array. No matter how isolated you may sometimes feel, no matter how lonely, you are never really cut off from the whole.”
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“Even if we become glowing clouds of ectoplasm, there's going to be something we're competing for - and most of us will feel as though we're getting screwed.”
Rudy Rucker, Year Million: Science at the Far Edge of Knowledge

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