Star Cross'd Chatters

A short story about love and technology with a twist. Two star cross'd lovers meet online and fall in love, but all is not what it seems. Their world is about to get a little bigger. More

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About Richard F Adams

Are you lonely yet you have hundreds of social media friends? Is technology being used to spy on you? When exactly will your daily journey across town become traceable in real time? What are companies and governments doing with the ever increasing data they have one us?

My fiction is concerned with and explores that coming moment in history when collective machine intelligence overtakes humanity and our entire lives become transparent and our personalities defined by data.I am fascinated by the singularity, philosophy, culture and technology. My stories are "post-singularity" fiction if you like. Another Day, Ascendance and Virtualis form Volume 1 of Entanglement in three parts. Fall of India is a coda to those and should be read after the first three. The other shorts are self contained but are in the same universe.

How many jobs will there be left for your children and grandchildren when the machines run everything? What will machine art be like? Will machines think kindly of humans? Are we creating our own evolutionary successors?

What about me you ask? I was brought up slap bang in the middle of the white heat of technology. Unfortunately that technology was Victorian foundries and 200 year old coal mines. I've been reading science fiction since my father first passed me an Asimov as a seven year old kid. I've always been obsessed with it and obsessed with real technology. As a child I used make electronics and strip electronics down. This, naturally, led me directly to go and study.... Art. I attended four art colleges in the end, exhibiting and teaching along the way. Funnily enough though it was Art that brought me back to science as around 1990 I started using computers to make art. This was bloody hard, especially as at that time one couldn't Google solutions, and of course very few people had done this so there was nothing to plagiarize (joke).

My favorite authors always talked about the effects of science on people and that's me too. That's what I do. In my writing and my day job, I look at how technology affects people. I am a living breathing creative technologist and digital artist. Strategy engages the mind, stories engage the heart and you know what? In the end that's all that matters.

Feel free to chat to me on twitter @dickyadams or at my site I will reply

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