The guguniverse is a work of speculative fiction exploring the problem of “peak storage”, – the point at which we run out of space to store new information – and its social, political and technological consequences.
“She just went through another one!” Everyone else in the room switched their attention to the technician. “Which one?” “It’s not on the map, I think. Looks like an inner patio with exits to several streets.” He typed some incantations that the computer answered with an address. “Which streets?” Asked another technician while the security […]
While this East-West schism shook geopolitics and the History Company pursued their quest to historize the world, the Human Data Corporation was trying to figure out its own future. They didn’t want to completely depend on their former colleagues, but still believed that History would revolutionize the world, becoming the main storage of human information […]
Within a week, the victors had rebranded themselves as The History Company and introduced their new algorithm, “the only viable option” for the preservation of History. They assured governments that there was nothing to worry about, managed to bring some new investors on board, and pushed the new code into production. Unfortunately, the speed of […]
Letting History lag was out of the question, which meant that the Corporation had to shelve their expansion plans for a while. The financial markets reacted in the way that they usually do: downgrading the Corporation’s debt, sinking its market valuation, and dragging down with them a bunch of other companies. Investors were not happy, […]