What work of fiction explore increased transparency in the world?

post by Mati_Roy (MathieuRoy) · 2020-05-13T21:15:01.640Z · LW · GW · No comments

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answer by romeostevensit · 2020-05-14T00:15:33.802Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

The Neanderthal Parallax is a trilogy exploring a society with cryptographically secure ominipresent surveillance.

Light of Other Days is set in a world in which wormhole technology allows viewing of anywhere on earth by anyone and the ramifications.

comment by romeostevensit · 2020-05-14T00:16:41.575Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Heads up if people have curiosity about 'what sci fi has been written about what' I've read around 1k sci-fi novels.

comment by Spire · 2020-06-06T10:24:47.646Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Quite a resource you've got there! Ever done a post summarising your top reads in various categories / various focus areas?

comment by romeostevensit · 2020-06-06T18:16:52.452Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I uploaded a torrent with the parts of my library I found most worthwhile around 9 years ago and it's still active (Sci-Fi/Fantasy library in .mobi)

Never wrote any posts about sci-fi. Was thinking of writing one for the sub-genre Q-fi, qualia fiction where the main theme is exploring the state space of consciousness.

answer by jefftk · 2020-05-17T03:08:40.554Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

David Brin's "Kiln People" is set in a highly transparent world, and I think it started me thinking about how I shouldn't trust the future to keep anything private

answer by michael_dello · 2020-05-14T01:44:36.532Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

It's more of a backdrop than a key focus, but the Culture series by Iain Banks features a civilisation where AI minds can monitor everything on their spaceships and habitats to near perfection. The only thing they choose not to monitor (usually), despite being able to is the thoughts of biological lifeforms.

answer by Mati_Roy · 2020-05-13T21:15:24.753Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

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