I spend a lot of time thinking about how the future might go (both because it’s fascinating, and because it’s my job). I find fiction a valuable format for exploring these ideas because it forces concreteness, not only about the future itself, but also about how people (or AIs) experience that future. This substack is a repository of my fiction, broadly divided into three categories:

  1. Traditional short stories, mostly focusing on the human element of the future. I recommend starting with The Witness.

  2. Vignettes and fables in which I explore interesting ideas more directly. I recommend starting with The Ants and the Grasshopper.

  3. AI autofiction” in which I describe how the world might look from the perspective of future AIs; these typically assume more technical knowledge. I recommend starting with Succession.

You can scroll through the three types of stories using the links in the navigation bar.

You may also be interested in my main blog Mind the Future, my old blog Thinking Complete, or my twitter.

You can find more links on my homepage.

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