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    The Fear of Missing Out is a Mindstorm

    A virtual hurricane spins through the night air above the bright lights of Big City. It’s an incidence of MindStorm, a non-stop tsunami of information served via MindNet, a brain-computer interface that connects your mind to the cloud. The storm swirls with images, videos, sounds, and emotions...
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    Paywall Bypass Links to Short Stories on Medium

    This is a 'Friends' link that bypasses the paywall at Medium. It will not count toward your three free articles per month. Enjoy! https://medium.com/agents-of-disrupt/a-kiss-a-promise-and-a-nanotech-dragon-360da0a1e5e4?sk=f2251931959d8f94bff7c6207bf9e2c0
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    Cloudpunk

    This game looks like a lot of fun! https://www.pcgamer.com/become-a-cyberpunk-courier-in-cloudpunk-next-month/
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    Hopepunk and the New Science of Stress - Tor dot com

    https://www.tor.com/2020/03/02/hopepunk-and-the-new-science-of-stress/
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    Ready Player One - Spaceship

    I really enjoyed Ready Player One, both the novel and the movie. One of the themes was an oblique criticism of the neglect of the real world and escape into virtual reality. Wade's plan for the money was another form of escape via a spaceship. Music: XEHLA soundcloud dot com/xehla Art...
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    Anxiety and FOMO - Scene excerpt from Ultra Mod

    I'm doing these animations to have some fun and experiment with my voice.
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    Our Opinions Are Correct Podcast - How Science Fiction Gives Us Hope

    https://www.ouropinionsarecorrect.com/shownotes/2019/1/2/episode-22-how-science-fiction-gives-us-hope
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    Den of Geek - A Hopepunk Explainer

    https://www.denofgeek.com/us/books/hopepunk/284277/are-you-afraid-of-the-darkness-a-hopepunk-explainer
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    Jean-Luc Picard: Starfleet's Hopepunk Captain

    From StarTrek dot com: https://www.startrek.com/news/jean-luc-picard-starfleets-hopepunk-captain
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    In the works

    The Agents of DISRUPT are a secret band of tricksters who enlist a team of reckless heroes in a fight against the fabulist villain. After many misadventures, the heroes must try to pull together, defeat the villain, save the world, and have a chance at living happily ever after. If you enjoy...
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    Introduction to Ultra Mod

    [image_left][/image_left]Ultra Mod is currently in active development and will be the first novel in the Agents of DISRUPT episodic series. In the future, mixed-reality is more than a mind trip... What if you could ride a real flying jetbike in an exciting race through fantastic virtual...
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    Introduction to Armor Case

    [image_left][/image_left] Armor Case is currently in active development and will be the second novel in the Agents of DISRUPT series. In the future, mixed reality can create real monsters... Would you ride a real flying jetbike in an exciting race through fantastic virtual worlds? Would you...
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    Introduction to Mutant Jean

    [image_left][/image_left] Mutant Jean is currently in active development and will be the third novel in the Agents of DISRUPT series. In the future, mixed-reality can provoke personal demons... Would you ride a real flying jetbike in an exciting race through fantastic virtual worlds? Would...
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    Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream, Google Cardboard

    These are the smartphone-based headsets that are a good entry point into virtual reality. [image_left][/image_left]This is where I am now in terms of my own tech. It works for a basic introduction to VR. https://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/gear-vr/ [image_left][/image_left]There is also...
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    Newsweek Article - Understanding Anxiety

    I'm using several of the 'Guideposts to Wholehearted Living' from Brene Brown's book The Gifts of Imperfection as a thematic basis for the main character's inner transformation. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7015403-the-gifts-of-imperfection For Ultra Mod, I'm using this one -...
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    Metro Article - Human telepathy ‘is the natural progression for communication’

    https://metro.co.uk/2019/09/04/human-telepathy-natural-progression-communication-10683038/
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    Singularity Hub - How Scientists Used Light to Incept Sensations and Memories in Mice

    Giving mice fake memories: https://singularityhub.com/2019/07/23/how-scientists-used-light-to-incept-sensations-and-memories-in-mice/
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    What is Neuralink and why does Elon Musk want to get inside your head?

    Neuralink is a company that is developing brain-computer interface (BCI) technology. Founded by Elon Musk, the intermediate goal is to provide medical technologies that will help people who suffer from brain disorders. The end goal is to provide a method by which humans can beneficially co-exist...

Ultra Mod - Chapter One

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