What’s your pick this #scifisunday ? ✨
I’m #currentlyreading this terrific collection of short stories. Thanks must go to @bibliobeque and @booksofpage for igniting my interest, and to @_the_stars_are_ours_ for sending me this peachy little edition.
The Illustrated Man is my first Bradbury, and from the opening lines, I knew I was in the safe hands of a supreme storyteller. The highlights for me so far are The Other Foot and The Veldt. The latter is astonishingly adroit in its imaginings of a fully-automated future home, and alarmingly close to the mark of how we are both masters of and slaves to our technology.
Bradbury weaves together distractingly crazy premises with questions of social and moral justice so expertly, that the a-ha moment, when it comes, is shockingly thought-provoking.
1982 | The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury.
Taryn Southern is a woman of many talents. She is a singer/songwriter, storyteller, filmmaker, and AI artist. Regular listeners will remember that the last time we spoke Taryn talked about her blockchain anthem, AI composed albums and music videos that leveraged AR, VR, and 360° technology too. Having already used technology to enhance the creative process, what would Taryn do next?
Taryn’s latest project, I AM HUMAN, is a sci-fi documentary is chronicling humanity’s quiet march down a new evolutionary path…where man and machine merge as one. Taryn co-directed and produced the project, which premieres at The Tribeca Film Festival on May 2nd.
The documentary explores the stories of Anne, Bill, and Stephen – three of the world’s first humans with brain-computer interfaces – and the scientists and entrepreneurs on a quest to unlock the secrets of the human brain. As the subjects each grapple with the unique opportunities and challenges of their implantable technology, we’re forced to reconcile with the larger societal implications.
Will the same technology that heals the sick lead to superhuman abilities, telepathic communication, and cognitive enhancement? How will this change what it means to be human…and most importantly, are we ready?
Listen to the full interview on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and all major podcast platforms https://techblogwriter.co.uk/i-am-human-film/