R.U. Sirius: Question the Authority of Your Brain

Today my guest on Singularity 1 on 1 is digital culture and cyberpunk icon R.U. Sirius. (As always you can listen to or download the audio file above or scroll down and watch the video interview in full.)

During our conversation we discuss issues such as: R.U.’s early life and Yippie years; his multiple identities and personal motivation; his views on cyberpunk, counter-culture, psychedelic drugs, transhumanism and the technological singularity; the importance of questioning everything, and especially The Authority of Your Brain.

As always you can listen to or download the audio file above or scroll down and watch the video interview in full. To show your support you can write a review on iTunesmake a direct donation or become a patron on Patreon.

Who is R.U. Sirius?

R.U. Sirius (born Ken Goffman) is a writer, editor and digital culture iconoclast. He was Editor-in-chief of Mondo 2000, the popular and influential cyberpunk magazine of the early 1990s. More recently, he was Editor-in-chief of the transhumanist magazine H+. In addition, R.U. Sirius is the author or coauthor of numerous books including A User’s Guide to the New Edge, True Mutations, Counterculture Through the Ages, and Design for Dying with Dr. Timothy Leary. Sirius has written for Wired, Time magazine, Esquire, Rolling Stone and Boing Boing among many other periodicals. He’s been a musician, audio podcast host, lecturer and minor irritant. He is soon launching a new website tentatively titled Accelerator and he’s writing most of an open source history of Mondo 2000 magazine.

Browse More

Artificial Intelligence - A Guide for Thinking Humans

Melanie Mitchell on AI: Intelligence is a Complex Phenomenon

Jenny Kleeman Preview

Jenny Kleeman on Sex Robots and Vegan Meat

Jacinta González ICE Palantir preview

Jacinta González on ICE, Palantir, Big Tech and Surveillance

Nikola Danaylov on Johan Steyn preview

Johan Steyn Interviews Nikola Danaylov on Artificial Intelligence

Renée Cummings preview

Renée Cummings on AI Ethics and Racism: Do what is right!

Ada Palmer

Ada Palmer on Viking Ethics, Laws of History, Partial Victories, and Terra Ignota

Aaron Benanav

Aaron Benanav on Automation, Technological Unemployment and UBI

Karl Schroeder

Futurist Karl Schroeder on Foresight and Strangemaking COVID19