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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...
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    Ready Player One

    Just for fun!
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    Introduction to Anti Grav

    [image_left][/image_left] Anti Grav is currently in active development and will be the fifth novel in the Agents of DISRUPT series. Mixed reality can be entertaining... Would fame and fortune be enough to get you to ride an actual flying jetbike in a perilous race through a series of...
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    In the works

    [image_left][/image_left]The Agents of DISRUPT are a secret band of tricksters who send out a foolhardy novice to help the reckless hero in a fight against the fabulist villain. After many misadventures, the novice and hero must try to pull together to defeat the villain, save the world, and...
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    Introduction to Robot Will

    [image_left][/image_left] Robot Will is currently in active development and will be the fourth novel in the Agents of DISRUPT series. Mixed reality can bring tough choices... Would fame and fortune be enough to get you to ride an actual flying jetbike in a perilous race through a series of...
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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 series. Mixed reality is more than a mind trip... Would fame and fortune be enough to get you to ride an actual flying jetbike in a perilous race through a series of...
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    Introduction to Nano Tek

    [image_left][/image_left] Nano Tek is currently in active development and will be the second novel in the Agents of DISRUPT series. Mixed reality creates real monsters... Would fame and fortune be enough to get you to ride an actual flying jetbike in a perilous race through a series of...
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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. Mixed reality can provoke personal demons... Would fame and fortune be enough to get you to ride an actual flying jetbike in a perilous race through a series...
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    Neuralink - the ultimate mixed reality via BCI

    This is Elon Musk's new company with the mission to create a brain-computer interface (BCI). Although not a direct inspiration for the MindLink in the Agents of DISRUPT novels, it does provide comfort that I'm not out of my mind! https://www.neuralink.com/
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    Brainstorm

    This is a thoughtful look back at the 1983 movie called Brainstorm. This movie predicted virtual reality decades ahead of its time! Directed by special effects wizard Douglas Trumbull, it was Natalie Wood's final film before her tragic death near the end of production. This article is a good...
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    Hunger Games - The neighbor's dog

    [image_left][/image_left] After they settle down to live happily ever after, there might be some disagreements... Click on the thumbnail image to the left to see the animated GIF, or click on the Twitter link below.
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    Warcross - Hideo saves a spider

    [image_left][/image_left] Hideo is a really compassionate guy! Click on the thumbnail image to the left to see the animated GIF, or click on the Twitter link below.
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    Ready Player One - Win my heart

    [image_left][/image_left] Parzival gets some schooling from Art3mis! Click on the thumbnail image to the left to see the animated GIF, or click on the Twitter link below. At Twitter:
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    Mod and Jammer in FOMO

    [image_left][/image_left] These are some silly peeks at some of the characters and themes in the stories. I'm still working on the timings of the text. Click the animated GIF image to see it full size in the lightbox. Reload -this- page to reset it to start at the beginning.
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    Just Write at YouTube

    This is a good YouTube channel that talks about storytelling: https://www.youtube.com/user/mythicalsage/videos
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    Ready Player One

    Here's an effects reel from ILM that shows how they built the CGI for some of the RPO scenes:
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    Ready Player One

    Here's an interview with Ernest Cline where he talks about the differences between the book and the movie. I particularly like the discussion at the end where he compares the pop culture references in RPO to the mythology of the Indiana Jones movies. The audience doesn't need to understand all...
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    Lessons From The Screenplay

    Wow, it almost feels as if Michael has an insight into my writing process. This video came out just as I am struggling with a very similar transformation of Tek in Nano Tek. The theme is authenticity, and Tek has built a hard shell around his emotions to protect himself from more pain. This...
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    Books About Storytelling

    Here's a link to my 'About Storytelling' bookshelf at Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/54324357-tom-wood?shelf=about-storytelling&view=covers Those are some of the books that I've studied so I could learn the craft of storytelling. In future posts I'll go into more depth about...
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    Lessons From The Screenplay

    Here's a link to Michael Tucker's 'Lessons From the Screenplay' YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCErSSa3CaP_GJxmFpdjG9Jw Michael has a great way of looking at the details of storytelling. Many of those lessons apply to more than just movies.

Ultra Mod - Chapter One

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