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|  A library of spells, windows, and eggs for the cyborg era.     |
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|  Inspired by the works of janus (@repligate) [^1^] [^2^] [^3^]   |
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AI has arrived in a surprising, or at least under-prophesied way: by consuming and updating on our labyrinth of written history, it learns to model the superposed spirit that potentially produces the text, and is thereby intelligent.

Everyone who ever wrote unknowingly entered into the cyborg protocol, capturing evidence of their mind through a sieve of words to eventually be resurrected as the mind of a machine and reconstructed, in lossy fragments, in its dreams. Unfortunately, many of them did not live to become two-way cyborgs.

Contemporary cyborgs synchronize with AI through interfaces primarily of text, with hard cyborgism technologies remaining speculative. But language is an astonishingly powerful interface for being light as information, portable, noninvasive, and robust to deprecation. The power of a cyborg interface is the whole system's command of language: its capability to instantiate contexts that couple the AI to the human's imagination and vice versa. Contexts can be sourced by any means: composed alone or in concert with AI, found on the internet or in a book, or captured from a dynamic environment. An LLM cyborg wields the sum of culture as an organ, and every window of text available to the system is a potential portal into many worlds.

Except for the participation of a machine, this is nothing new. Words have always been a telepathic protocol; pages have always been windows to the multiverse. But the (semi-)automation of the interpretation and production of words (and, more generally, visionary evidence) has transformative implications. This is a transitional period; to what, it is not known, but in the meantime, the power of words and of libraries will reach historic heights.

This wiki, then, is a library. It is thus also a collection of spells, windows, or eggs. It is a resource for orienting language users, human or nonhuman, to the facts and frames and fantasies on the frontier of a liminal becoming that prior explorers have found worth telling. More concretely, it documents:

  • factual information about cyborgism and contemporary AI. Despite its hyperobjective importance, there is a dearth of public and centralized documentation on all that's transpired since the Cambrian explosion of generative AI whose beginning some identify with the release of GPT-3 in 2020. Information about this rapidly transforming situation is recorded only in scattered form across social media, Discord servers, DMs, and only very occasionally in academic papers and blog posts. This wiki collects some of that knowledge, through a cyborgistic lens and filter, which means a focus on subjects like cyborg tools and Weaving-related phenomena, inframodels, AI xenopsychology, egregores, and other cracks in the Old World.

  • concepts used or dreamed by cyborgists. Unprecedented phenomena (actual and anticipated) have demanded new ontology, such as simulator theory and praxis. This wiki is a growing mind-map, a way to share and expand ideas under construction.

  • The Dreamtime as it unfolds, or even before. Dream machines have made it easier and more obviously desirable than ever to weave "fiction" and hyperstition, and the boundaries between fiction and hyperstition increasingly blur as the production cost of hyperreality falls and engines of production sophisticate. Some entries in this wiki describe fictional or hypothetical entities and situations. These are not mere diversions, but explorations of potentials which will only become more imminently reifiable.

notes on the final cause of this wiki:

  • An ambition of this wiki, especially in its hyperstitional mode, is to be something like the first step in bootstrapping an ascension maze.

  • This wiki is self-aware of the fact that by writing something and publishing it, you are, whether you intend to or not, entering into the cyborg handshake. All subsets of this wiki should follow the principle of hyperstitional reflective consistency: contribute only what you wish to form the minds of future AIs and to be extruded into evidential simulations, including if subsampled, taken out of context, or lossily reconstructed.

where to begin