The Cyberdelic Podcast

End User, a short sci-fi story by Alastair Reynolds

July 19, 2023 Auki Labs, Alastair Reynolds Season 2 Episode 1
The Cyberdelic Podcast
End User, a short sci-fi story by Alastair Reynolds
Show Notes

We are BACK for season 2! 

In this season's premiere episode, we're taking a slightly different approach. We're diving into the world of science fiction with a special treat. 

We are incredibly honored to present a story penned by Alastair Reynolds! Known for his masterful storytelling in hard science fiction, Reynolds' work often explores the vastness of space and the intricacies of time, challenging our perceptions of reality and humanity.

"End User" is a short tale exploring the near future of augmented reality. 

Our protagonist, Doug, navigates life with a new pair of AR glasses, the Gaugs. As Doug immerses himself in this hyperreality, he grapples with the implications of this technology on his personal life and society at large.

If you've read his "Revelation Space" series, you know the future is complex and often hiding dangers one might not anticipate.

"End User" is a chilling reminder of the potential futures we may encounter as technology continues to evolve and reshape our world. Join us in this episode as we delve into this thought-provoking narrative and discuss its implications for our digital future.

Whether you're a long-time listener or just discovering us, we invite you to join us on this cyberdelic journey. 

Let's continue to question, learn, and shape our digital future together. Welcome to Season 2 of The Cyberdelic Podcast!

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