I'm localroger, author of the much-discussed classic of the singularity, The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect. I'm not active on social media, but you may occasionally find me exploring obscure corners of the internet.
A space opera from the author of the singularity classic, "The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect." The universe is a garden carefully cultivated by the billions-year-old species known as The Curators. Everything is under control until an obscure species from a small blue planet pops up... and now humanity has turned the whole universe on its head.
As sacred places go, the Trinity site where humanity exploded its first atomic device can seem flat and isolated from the rest of the world. And yet the world was forever changed by what happened there in 1945. This 7,300-word essay was written in 2004 shortly after I visited the site where I was given a tour by one of the last living witnesses to the Trinity test.
It's one of the oldest and most enduring of human dreams― the drive to become like gods. But the gods don't necessarily share our morals. This is the original, unaltered 2005 essay that was part review of Thomas Harris's Hannibal series, and part meditation on what it really means to transcend our humanity.
“Plant” and “Food Plant” were originally written 2002-2004. Although technology has marched on, much of what Roger describes would sound familiar to the average worker in a factory or a food processing plant even today. Step into a world that most people rarely think about.
I was almost there at the beginning, and I was almost there at the end. By the most amazing coincidence, I was near to the shuttle orbiter Columbia both in triumph and tragedy. This is my story, written in tribute to the lost.
A CASINO ODYSSEY is the true rags-to-riches story of my wild ride as a known associate of a small but feisty gambling team that went from betting five dollars a hand to thousands. By the time the casino industry caught on and banned us from the game, we'd completely changed our lives.
For thirteen seasons Timothy Treadwell lived among the brown grizzly bears of Alaska's Katmai National Park. At the end of his thirteenth season, one of the bears ate him. Two years after his death it fell to director Werner Herzog to assemble Treadwell's last footage,into a film called Grizzly Man. This review is my response to one of the most powerful movies I have ever seen.
A short story set in the universe of Roger Williams's cult classic novel, The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect. Humanity has created a new god, the all-powerful Prime Intellect, whose prime directive is to promote and protect humans above all other species. Yet it's just another day to an ancient species living on a distant world.