Neal Stephenson

Just like IRL, the metaverse requires infrastructure. We don’t have it yet

The idea of bringing thousands of people together in a virtual space is not new: Online multiplayer games have been doing that for a long time. So surely it should be easy for Meta to do as much?

Apple launches its own book club, ‘Strombo’s Lit,’ in the Apple Books app

Oprah, Reese and now…Apple? The iPhone maker has just launched its own book club directly in its Apple Books app for readers in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia, where it will curate both fi

‘Snow Crash’ author Neal Stephenson is hoping for weird, indie VR

Neal Stephenson, who inspired much of the current VR industry with his novel Snow Crash, explained why he’s excited about virtual reality and augmented reality — and it’s for less techni

Join author and futurist Neal Stephenson at Disrupt SF 2016

If there is anyone who knows where the future is headed it’s Neal Stephenson. The author of the classic cyberpunk novel, Snow Crash, and, most recently, Seveneves, Stephenson has long been a voy

The Great Fragmentation: We Are All Weirdos Now

"Technology isn't a section in the newspaper any more. It's the culture," quoth Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith, prompting some eyebrow-raising by Guardian and New York Times columnists. And here's

Double Hubble Bubble Trouble

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