Greater Mind

Tyler Alterman
A serialized transhumanist novel about the near-term future of mind. What happens when humanity awakens to the possibilities of collective minds, artificial ones, cognitive enhancement, and secular mysticism?
Created 16 Jun 2021
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  • Chapter 17: Marcel
    26 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    “The haven all memes depend on reaching is the human mind, but a human mind is itself an artifact created when memes restructure a human brain in order to make it a better habitat for memes. The avenu...
  • Chapter 16: Alexei
    19 Sep 2021 • 8 min read
    “Any man could, if he were so inclined, be the sculptor of his own brain.”-Santiago Ramón y Cajal — Alexei Rakovsky, 27 December 2015, 12:28 AM. Tweet. You may call these methods “hypnosis” if you ple...
  • Chapter 15: Marcel
    12 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    “It is easy to conceal an emotion no longer felt, much harder to conceal an emotion felt at the moment, especially if the feeling is strong. Terror is harder to conceal than worry, just as rage is har...
  • Chapter 14: Astra & Crowley
    05 Sep 2021 • 12 min read
    “Almost always the men who achieve these fundamental inventions of a new paradigm have been either very young or very new to the field whose paradigm they change. And perhaps that point need not have ...
  • Chapter 13: Emmett
    22 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in. ― Frank Herbert, Dune ○ Pre-Awakening Era: Oxford, 2000 Athena O’Farrell 62 Sherwood Ave Abingdon OX14 5AA March 5, 2000...
  • 3 things
    19 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hi all, A poll I ran revealed to me that people don’t read for fun on weekdays. Going forward, I’ll release chapters on Sundays instead of Wednesdays. A poll I am running will hopefully reveal to me w...
  • Chapter 12: Astra
    19 Aug 2021 • 8 min read
    emmett.ramsey@oriel.ox.ac.uk: […] To his followers, he said, “Suffering does not befall him who is without attachment to names and forms.” james.crowley@stcatz.ox.ac.uk: All right. So how is one suppo...
  • Chapter 11: Byron & Juliet
    11 Aug 2021 • 7 min read
    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? — William Butler Yeats, The Second Coming The last value we have to sacrifice is being anything at all, having...
  • Chapter 10: Byron, Marcel & Juliet
    07 Aug 2021 • 13 min read
    Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it. – James Baldwin @marceltoussaint: Have you read about that man who bartered from a paperclip to a house in 14 trades? 1 @jram...
  • Chapter 9: Byron
    28 Jul 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    I am sure that the power of vested interests is vastly exaggerated compared with the gradual encroachment of ideas. — John Maynard Keynes ● Late Awakening Era: Manhattan, 2028 From the right side of B...
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