Rational suicide

I think the two major causes of voluntary suicide are depression and extreme anxiety. The difference between the two is that with anxiety, everything is too much, and with depression, nothing is enough. The two aren't mutually exclusive, though. Some people have the wilted luck to oscillate between them. Today, I'm more interested in depression. … Continue reading Rational suicide

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The muse

"No, it's not that simple." he frowned, frustrated. "Depression is... it's a muse, like love. You can write about it endlessly because it's multidimensional and you always feel it differently. If you could ever pin it down in a song, a sonnet, a chord, a movement... It would be understood, rationalised, and boxed. You could … Continue reading The muse

The case for technological dictatorship. Orwell’s nightmare is humanity’s salvation.

Two conventional types of sci-fi 1) In sci-fi, humanity often travels the stars. Either through massive speed, or by bending space-time to shorten the distance we have to travel, we colonise the universe. These stories usually centre around the things we find in space or the things we change into when millennia and lightyears separate … Continue reading The case for technological dictatorship. Orwell’s nightmare is humanity’s salvation.