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Grim Meathook + Spime = Future

July 23, 2013

The Grim Meathook Future Theory – Things will only get worse and bloodier for the poor. Power will ascend and those without will only suffer. Geography and countries will weaken. Example being: Hurricane Katrina kills hundreds and America, the most powerful country on Earth, does nothing for weeks, as those affected as economically irrelevant. Logical conclusion: I dunno, blade runner? children of men?

Spime – Posits that information will become so widespread that everything will be recorded in one way or another. Every corner of the real will become like an recorded bit of the internet. Logical conclusion: a billion cameras recording all life, non-indexed, all life is fleeting, but syndicated.


Both of these theories came to me from Warren Ellis, whether paraphrased from William Gibson or adapted from somewhere else. They’re old thought now, spime especially never seemed to be grabbed hold by any collective.

But I think they’re both right, in some way. The Future will be about addition rather than deletion. A billion cameras on the Earth will be the Spime world. A CCTV world, almost. Or a photojournalist world where any of the billion cameras that we all carry around with us will be used to capture and editorialize everything in the grim meathook reality.

Every tragedy can be experienced and exploited by anyone across the world. Every death can be tapped into. Right now corporate news structure in the world is streaming theories of the Royal Bastard’s name and every alternative press scene is fighting with the realities of the day, whether it be the number of British children born into poverty every day, or the children all over the world born into poverty.

The fact of the matter is, the spime of technology is the wealth of information. And the information will be plentiful and recorded and the future will be recorded. And it will be disseminated. It will not be pretty. Twitter tells me there’s been a massive prison break with guards dead in Afghanistan, there was another bombing in Iraq and cell phone pictures are coming out of molotov cocktails being used on riot police in Brazil.

The Future will be Grim, but the format will be Spime.

It will get harder to ignore the reality of the future because there will be more reality and it will be everywhere.


Inglorious Five Year Plan – The Bucket List

July 22, 2013

Good evening,

It’s been a fuck of a year. Depression. Pneumonia. Moving. Near madness. There and back again.

I kept insisting that I would to have some kind of formal launch to the next phase of my life in the way that I had a concrete start to the Glorious Five Year Plan. But I keep forgetting that I didn’t have a formal launch. I had no balloons, I had no marker, I just decided that day would be the day I needed to change my life and started counting after that. That was June 13, 2007. It was a fine day.

The Glorious Five Year Plan was about order, in many ways. I live thematically and made things work in every way possible. I steered myself in one specific direction and lived some along the way.

Now, I have a job in the industry I want to be in. I’m okay for money for a little while. I have a great apartment, a good roommate and freedom to do what I see fit.

When my life was in order, like a chess board, I stopped playing with it. I had nothing to do but dust it occasionally. Occasionally, I’d improve it by upgrading a piece and, I guess, imagining what another piece would look like with wifi in the future, I guess.

I found order and now all I want is chaos.

The Inglorious Five Year Plan is based around one thing: The Bucket List. About going crazy and doing things I’ve never done before and learning how to pretend to be a real person, like everyone else.

So let’s go crazy and see what happens.

– Tim

July 22, 2013

Short – Ruin

October 19, 2012


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TeleVile – Uncle Danger

October 10, 2012

Every week, TeleVile unveils the future of Television.


Gallant private investigator and registered sex offender Uncle Danger rights wrongs so wrong they’re right. In this week’s sterling episode, Uncle Danger struggles to apprehend a suspect who lives within 2,000 feet of a school.

(60 mins, Procedural, Rated D for Danger)

Join in with: #feelthedanger #badtouchdanger

Week 10 – This Weekend

October 8, 2012

The last three days have featured:

1) A Space X launch, watchable here:

2) The Felix Baumgartner jump, (delayed 24 hours due to weather), watchable here:

3) The release of Tig Notaro’s LIVE, the legendary Largo set for 5 bucks (and is amazing), available here:

4) Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly’s debate, available here:

5) The release (well, a week or two off) of Discordia, by Laurie Penny and Molly Crabapple, available here:



For everything, everywhere, that is wrong, sometimes it feels like there’s some right.

Reading – Discordia

October 8, 2012

Discordia is a new ebook, written by Laurie Penny and drawn by Molly Crabapple, about their time in Greece, visiting one of the front lines of the collapse of the Western World.

I read it in one sitting last night.

It is brave, it is vital and it is necessary reading. Their essence, as is constantly mentioned, is of Thompson and Steadman. It is also in their own voice. History is their tool and the future is theirs.

Go get it. You can do it at home. Do it.

Words in my Mouth – Oct 6, 2012

October 6, 2012

“You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity. At some time, every creature which lives must do so. It is the ultimate shadow, the defeat of creation; this is the curse at work, the curse that feeds on all life. Everywhere in the universe.”
― Philip K. Dick