I learned about him when the police arrested me for the murder of his mistress. We look very much alike, and police facial recognition doesn't work ver…
Marcelo Rinesi
When the Qatar 2022 World Cup final match was interrupted by the stadium becoming an overheated deathtrap, a terrorist cyber-attack was the obvious sus…
Marcelo Rinesi
Blue and white. Some browns. Some green. Ever since humans could, seeing Earth from above was a source of awe. Perhaps what cathedrals had been scale m…
Marcelo Rinesi
There's a trick to watching ad-supported videos in phones, TVs, or laptops: during the ads look just above the camera, so it thinks you're paying atten…
Marcelo Rinesi
Viral genocides, fundamentalist STDs, famines in a test tube. As effective genetic engineering moved from tricky legality to illegal ubiquity, military…
Marcelo Rinesi
I no longer have nightmares about the awful images we train AIs to create in the weaponized deepfakes lab. Everybody vulnerable to depression or psycho…
Marcelo Rinesi
You woke up to the news that the company running your gut microbiota had been acquired by a private equity consortium with plans to close the company a…
Marcelo Rinesi
App records and facial recognition proved who the three passengers in the car had been, where it had picked them up, and where they had intended to go.…
Marcelo Rinesi
People thought it was a new, epidemic form of infantile agoraphobia, or at least it was good for advertising revenue to pretend so. But the way small c…
Marcelo Rinesi
We saw it by accident. It wasn't the sort of extraterrestrial signal we had been looking for, nor the type of star we though it would come from. Yet it…
Marcelo Rinesi
You wait until the only sounds come from the environmental systems before using the stolen codes to leave your room. From now on, the best case scenari…
Marcelo Rinesi
There's nothing so primitive as a point of view in a swarm. Each one of your drones sends a video feed (and so much more) but you see all of it at once…
Marcelo Rinesi