#29: Believing You're Trapped in a Simulation Is the New Punk Rock (preview)
(04/20/2021) We continue our examination of the revolutionary period of 2032-3, relying heavily on the psychographic researcher Sarah Kessler's book The Internet Is a Map of the Human Mind: On Technology and Psychological Diversity to examine the internet subculture of simulants, who believe (or claim to believe) that the universe is a simulation. We see how in a politics of undifferentiated appeals, simulants would be unreachable, but how the revolutionary coalition targeted messages to subcultures with radically different perspectives, managing to engage people in a project to save the world who didn't even believe the world existed. Find me on https://www.patreon.com/biologicalsingularity to unlock the full bewildering extent of this episode.
By Kārlis Dambrāns - Mobile World Congress 2018, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=102963588