Paul Graham Raven

Science fiction, foresight, (post)humanities, infrastructure futures research. Guitarist, scruffy mountebank. Opinions mine, not my employer's.


Some words of advice for young people

… because Bill Burroughs is out of town.


—Hey, mister – should I go to university next year?

That’s a big question, my friend. Why ask me?

Well, you’re about to start a PhD. And aren’t you a futurist or something?


Why Bitcoin is solutionist bullshit

Or “Sorry, I’ve got no cellphone signal; will you take an IOU?”


1) Westerners and technocentric middle-classes only!

Not got a smartphone? Not even a PC? Reliable internet access? Ah, well; trickle-down technological diffusion and international aid will sort that eventually (unless we axe the…


The Good Life is a fiction

Caution: may contain narratives of infrastructural superdependence.


A couple of summers ago I was at the Uncivilisation festival


Some words of advice for young people

… because Bill Burroughs is out of town.


—Hey, mister – should I go to university next year?

That’s a big question, my friend. Why ask me?

Well, you’re about to start a PhD. And aren’t you a futurist or something?