Do writers around the world share an enduring faith in the power of words to shape, examine, test, and heal?
Through words, not images, comes the architecture of fabric. Because it is at the word level that you can explore close causalities at an unhurried pace.
Philosophers came up with a pretty good proto-construct for artificial intelligence, as early as the 16th century. But the way they write is still artificial––just that.
There always will be the human voice that builds sinews on template reality designed by creator-receptive bots. Part of Fabric will involve the power of a few in shaping the public discourse. This is yin-yang mitigated by the earnest efforts of endwriters who stay at the endurance thought frontier curve. Their goal is to sustain life on earth through generating buzz on key issues in original ways that are positioned at the arc of information trends. This is coupled with another primary mission of ensuring reasonable and enlightened humans dedicated to preserving earth stay a hair ahead of AI and information-clone capacities.
Who is this Buzz Aldrin of the early years of WWE (World War Earth, which has been dated as beginning as early as 2013)? I have not come up with a good name for that character yet. Any ideas?
Of course there are Koch Bros.-bankrolled competitors, and assorted government agencies, Pynchonian corporate cults (Golden Fang) in the mix. Urban constructs that harvest human thought capacities, known as Farms... If it is all starting to sound a little dystopian, don't worry––I was born before that word became a fad.