Berkman Fellow 2016. Stanford CodeX Fellow 2017. Leading Legalese.com. Previously jfdi.asia, pobox.com, SPF, hackerspace.sg. Made in Singapore.
(a design fiction, originally written April 2017, published May 2018)
If Buddha built the Internet, what would the OSI model look like?
Traditionally, the OSI model had seven layers. Many people joke that there’s an invisible Layer 8, which is politics.
Fantasy spans many subgenres, but it is anchored in medievalism: the settings of epics like Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones are consistently pre-industrial. Scrying mirrors may exist, but never Skype.