1 - Out of the Void

The Beatles Yellow Submarine

Don't Panic

A Clinical Guide to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Inspirational books are available here

Inspirational Movies are available here

Inspirational Scientific Papers are available here

You might need a VPN to relocate yourself to a more liberal jurisdiction to access some sources.

2 - The New Normal


Kurzweil Therapy

And of course, century old democratic traditions

3 -True Names

Vernor Vinges True Names

Sybil Attacks

Smart Contracts

Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Social Contract

Democracy Earth Draft of a Social Smart Contract

The few people on earth who are full steam trying to build a new nation using decentral technologies. Help them out!

Tell me who you are

Decentralized Identity Foundation

UN Efforts for digital ID








There are a few more listed here

4 -Foundations of a Hive Mind

Liquid Democracy

Democracy Earth Foundation

Hive Commons

Liquid Feeback


Horizon State


Parti Vote




5 - First Blood

Margaret Mcallister, the sage of monstrous nurses


The Virtuix Omni

Fascia. Someone told me they are important.

Fascia. Someone else spend a lot of time on showing they are important.

Serious Games and their medical applications

Games about killing Nazis in America

6 - Interesting Times


7 - Historic Bias

Involuntary Racism

8 - Entertaining Conspiracies

Gay Frogs

Appropriate language for non-human souls

Hardware improving EIs



The Dangers of Addiction to Games

9 - A Song of Ice


The Alaskan wood frogs

The Esotainment Industrial Complex

Charge-altering releasable transporters (CARTs) for the delivery and release of mRNA in living animals.


Apple Updates also ruin lives

10 - Truth on a Beach

Malka Olders concept of the narrative disorder

The self-deprivation phenomenon: Competition between appetitive rewards and electrical stimulation of the brain

11 - A General Theory of Prices

Pirate Parties


My friends at eaternity and a million others who do environmental foodprints.

Swiss pricing of heating oil

Living Willow Furniture

Negative Externalities by Cryptokitties





UBI Literature

there if far too much

to make a list

12 - A Night Out

Effects of Social Activity on Addiction Risk

13 - Daniel's Little Helper

Choose Life

Choose Life again

Little personalized helpers

Robots and Nursing One

Robots and Nursing Two

My computer never does what I want - only what I tell it to do.

14 - A Thought Experiment on Totalitarian Property Rights

Les Miserables

Nicola and Bart, and the hymn to them by Joan Baez and Ennio Morricone

A fun story from one of the early readers of this book: When an acquaintance of hers married a Walton, the bride's entire family was requested to sign a promise to never ask a Walton for money.

That other John

Aldous Huxley's McPhail from Island

The Oxfam reports on wealth inequality

John Locke's Second Treatise of Government

The concentration of economic power

15 - The Right to Be Where You Are

Anti-Brain Drain Policies and their impact on students

16 - In Friends we Trust

Revisit sources of chapter 2 and 3.

Stupid people licking Incilius Alvarius

17 - Of Property and Theft

The Right to Digital Privacy

Decentral Wealth Registries for real estate

An old sage

A fantastic biology professor teaching the mathematics of dynamic systems at university of Zurich, whose name I forgot.

The old rule is called "herd-poisoning", from Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, Revisited

18 - Travel Preparations

A new textiles economy: Redesigning fashion’s future

The Future of Clothing and the sources mentioned therein

Fungal Clothing

‘The jump’ in ‘Time of my life’, Dirty Dancing final dance scene, 1987

Disney's ‘Magic Bench’

19 - Mission Briefing

Jude Milhon


20 - Goodbyes

An uninspired chapter

21 - INTERLUDIUM - How, Who, What and Why

The same old list from chapter 2 and 3

Swiss Voting

SAM, the vote aggregation bot from New Zealand

Meaningful online petitions

22 - Holy Unions

River Dolphins

Polar Babies

Red Pandas

Honey Badgers

23 - Facing the Demon

The Privacy Badger and all his friends out there

Interpolated Rotoscope Effects

This War of Mine

Purdue Pharma, the profiteers behind Fentanyl

My purple sunrise soundtrack while writing this book

Dreaming EIs

Elemiah the Robot counting grains of sand in a desert and stars in the sky

24 - The Interface

The more than 100 years it took the tobacco industry to admit its addictiveness and its sponsorship of fake science

The Sovereign App


Overview Articles (there are many more interfaces)

25 - Of Secrecy and Power

I got bored reading about the technically extremely difficult problem of secure, verifiable and anonymous online voting. Hope you didn't. And I forgot the name of that animated movie featuring cute anti-gravity bunnies? Please tell me if you know!

26 - Octopus Finance 101

Otto the Monster

Corruption in Public Procurement

Results Based Payments

Taiwan's WOW bus route funding


More Unicorns. I'm not sure where they all come from, but they keep showing up!

27 - Of Brains and their Desires

Great-Grandmaster Philipp K. Dick's work on virtual reality and hallucinations and his modern day followers


Electric Dreams

A Scanner Darkly

28 - Of Compromise

2nd millennium politicians doing stupid things to find compromise

Today's legendary esports heros

Cheon Min Ki


29 - Proper Wealth

The incredible people in the world of circular economy. Start reading here:


Open Collective


30 - Production Systems

The devils marriage

between the makers of Roundup

Agent Orange

and Zyclon B.


31 - When The Rain Comes

The misery of fascist game masters

32 - Non-Human Autonomy

Ian Banks Culture Series

Ownerless vehicles

Telepresence Bots

33 - Welcome to the Galaxy

The difference between interesting and happy lives

Tool assisted human play in strategy games


The story of GG

Proxy Hellbat drops

Banelings, dropping and burrowing

34 - The Role Playing Fallacy

My favorite E-sport teacher

My own Masterful Baneling Control

Pool of Radiance and all its successors

The character development system of Skyrim

Attempts to digitalize higher education

Swiss electronic voting attempts

35 - Class Consciousness

Antitrust Rulings of the Past

A filthy rich families home I once visited as a teenager

People who need a secure phone booth at their own office

Events catching up with what is supposed to be Science Fiction faster than I can write

Decentral Social Media



36 - Getting Real

Early Brain Stimulation

Newtonian Physics in Games

Non-Newtonian Physics in Games

The Three Body Problem

Quantum Thief

All the good old VR stuff on here

37 - Powerplay

Death by Gaming

Slow Thinking

The concept of Identity Entrepreneurs inciting collective violence

Corporate Behaviour

38 - Service Industries

Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics

Margo St. James

39 - Private and Public Nudging

Female Operating Systems

The smart staircase blocker at the United Nations City in Copenhagen, which hurts several people every day, and Federico Canu, who helped me interpret its behavior.

Social Citizen Score Systems

40 - Traces

The Onion Router

Imaginary Bunny Friends

41 - Over the Clouds

Security Theater

Hunter, Rest in Peace

Mr. Steadman, may you life forever

Self-destructing electronics

Customer Service in Airlines

42 - Welcome to Singularity Ville

Captain Future Soundtrack

Terms and Conditions May Apply

Never Ending Parties

43 - Holy Chicken

All the Applicants for the African Innovation Foundation Price

Game's pioneering world-changing technology

My favorite IOT company

Nigerian Storytellers

Smoke free Cookstoves

Our 99.9% similarity on genetic level

44 - Enter the Void

40 Hertz


Sunshine Makers, the movie

The things Californians do with their minds…


45 - Emergency Protocol

Creepy people simulating other people

Creepy people simulating dead people

Creepy gods

Dying potted plants

46 - Quantum Dreams

The interplanetary file system

The utilization of hot water by great authors and scientists



47 - Healing Body and Mind

Stephen la Berges work on Lucid Dreaming

Waking Life

The Science of Sleep

The most common human disease

The technologies developed for life-saving treatments

48 - Reconnecting

The Soul of Answering Machines

Oracles on the Internet

Using Plants as Oracles

49 - INTERLUDIUM II - Practice

The Bunny and its carrot in Vernor Vinges Rainbows End

Nullius in Verba

Malka Olders 'Information'

The latest memetic reproduction technology: Copy Pasta!

In-game economics

Experimental Social Science in Massive Multiplayer Games

Unreadable theoretical academic work on voting

Nomic, the game

Karl-Heinz Häsliprinz, who is a strange attractor in the memesphere himself

The Memesphere

50 - What A Day in a Life

Millions of SciFi narratives featuring humans manually racing vehicles when they are under time pressure in a world with advanced AI.


Cosplayers at esports events

Birthday parties at arts schools.

51 - A Taxonomy of Souls

The mind-spinning literature on transcendence and soul copies.

Costly Signaling

Social Justice and Language

52 - Circensis

Fan Made E-Sport Music

Some stats on esports

Locker room talk in my esports community.

The LGBTQ & A-Community

53 - Berlin, Berlin

My evolutionary biology teacher, Peter Hammerstein and his friends at Gigerenzers group.

Self-Reproducing Flower Shaped Plantoids

Nell's Robo Dog

Marvin and his Fans

Breakfast at Café Morgenrot

54 - Reunion


Decentral Internet of Things

Hildegard Knef's Guten Tag mein Zuhause

Pink Nanuq

Timo, our former trout-smoking policeman housemate.

55 - Legal Guardians

Zainab, the adoptee in The Ministry of Uttermost Happinessby Arundhati Roy

Adoption Literature

Lost Daughters

Primal Wound

Harlow's Monkey

Oma Morkies creator and his dignity

The cyborg Neil Harbisson, who first introduced me to the concept of humans with tails

Comic Contracts

VR for the elderly

Snails in 13th century English nobility literature

Politically abused frogs

Milou, the red cat and most aggressive cuddler ever.

56 - Special Trait Zones



Kissing Robots with Love+

Ania Malinowska's work on kissing robots

Harvey Milk

The famous interracial TV kiss, when that was still SciFi

The Best Aunties

Weird stuff that my friends enjoy

57 - Skin in the Game


Skin in the Street in just outside Berlin

The Norovirus

58 - Privacy and the Videosphere


Obama on finding a compromise between security and privacy in encryption

Predicting judicial decisions of the European Court of Human Rights: a Natural Language Processing perspective

Alice and Bob from Crypto 101

59 - Curation of Information

Flat Earth Theories

My favorite Flat Earth

Doughnut Earth theories

Sentences with ill-defined truth value

Fact checkers

Pants on fire

Investigative Journalists

Mechanical Turks

Kim Horchers Nerd Alert

Kyle and his fact-based talk

Old-school user financed media like

Media Finance Infrastructure like Civil



60 - Intellectual Theft

Memetic agents getting paid without theft




The German Public Broadcast Fees

Aaron Swartz, Fallen Heroe for the Cause

Decentral Cloud Stuff useful for pirates







61 - Pacific Dreams

Vogons and their poetry

The history of IP abominations

IP and Monopoly

An oath for open science



The Pluto Network

The peer review functions implemented by Medium.com




That other London

The Flying Spaghetti Monster



Big Beautiful Women

Assassin's creeds camera movements

Follow Camera Technology for BBC

The guest list at the coronation

A Swiss newspaper article about raves, glued onto a 20-year old handmade box.

62 - Molecular Freedom

The sound at the end of St. Peppers Album

The psychedelics Beatles

The war on drugs

The scientific rationality behind the war on drugs

Material sources used for the creation of this chapter

Annalee Newitz Autonomous and the reflections on IP in there

Prizes for doing great stuff

Unicorn Poop (not entirely sure why this is here, but it is. Deal with it.)

Raoul, Ash and Satya, with whom a fried egg and a monster smoothie was consumed once upon a time at midnight on new year's eve

63 - Propaganda of the Deed

Climate Change

Assassin's markets

Anonymous magic internet money

Propaganda of the deed

Guardian research project on assassinated environmentalists

Oil companies actions around the world

64 - The Complex

The Military Industrial Complex

That Baader Meinhof complex

Conspiracy theories turned real

Wizo - Rote Armee Fraktion

65 - Another Night Out

Alien Jon and his Fiber Flies

Knight Rider Fanclubs

Abductive Reasoning

Peruvian Retro Beatles Culture

Memetic Inheritance Theory

66 - Law Enforcement

Sexual Violence Online in 1993

Community Policing

False-Flag Neonazi Attacks

Rape in GTA 5

Sexual Harassment in VR

Swedish Neo Nazis

67 - The Next Plateau

Walk Like Thunder

The Next Plateau

A thousand Plateaus

The kind of scenarios that climate scientists can't publish because they are too "alarmist", but will talk about over a drink.

Tipping Points

A Magical Waterfall near Palmas, Tocantins

68 - People They Come Together


69 - People they fall apart

People coming together and falling apart (Moby)

Greenpeace Boycotts

Infowars fought in US Media

The arms race between fake and fake detection AIs

The clock from ‘Hugo’ Movie

Les Géants

Jean Tinguely Sculptures

Boxes and Projections

People who sell socks with unicorn patterns

70 - Desert Plants

Self-Replicating Production Systems

Solar Utilization of the Sahara with old tech

OK Go's Music Videos

Toi by Hungry Music

71 - The Fall

The Poodle's Core

Space Dancers

Invisible Boats