4 items tagged “charliestross”
Every bitcoin proof-of-work mined is an incremental addition to a vast distributed summoning ritual powering the demon-soul at the heart of the maze, the computational equivalent of a Buddhist prayer wheel spinning in a Himalayan breeze.
This technology is so unethical it needs to be criminalized globally, before it evolves into a Fermi Paradox solution... and I generally DON’T think banning technologies is a good idea. But this is like a neuroscience homebrew dirty nuke.
Have you considered the Laundry Files series by Charles Stross? They are novels about a secret UK government department which fights off lovecraftian threats while suffering through the typical burucracry you would expect from the UK government.[... 49 words]