Visions of Sterling

by Mike Shea on 12 August 2007

12:24pm EST, Vienna, VA. Reading Bruce Sterling always puts me in a weird mood. I just spent an hour in my cheap Ikea Tullsta armchair reading "Dispatches From the Hyperlocal Future", a story written in the first person as a blogger in the year 2017.

I sat in my chair reading a story of hyper-localized media and devices acting as doorways between realspace and the net off of a paper print out and writing notes with my Pelikan fountain pen. I wasn't reading a Bruce Sterling story, I was living one.

This story make me both fear a future of hyper-geo-net-connectivity and want to live it at the same time. I think it's time to update my Facebook profile again.