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What a Novel About an AI Documenting the Last Human Says About Our Real Dystopia

CYBER

19-01-2024 • 53 mins

The unreliable narrator of After World, the new novel from author Debbie Urbanski, is an AI tasked with writing a book about Sen, the last human on Earth. In this world, humanity is done. The world is moving on without us and Sen was born for a purpose: to watch the planet change itself without humanity. After World is a story about artificial intelligence, climate change, and what we can hope to leave behind for our children in a doomed future.


On today’s episode of Cyber, Emily and Matthew sit down with Urbanski to discuss all of it.


Stories discussed in this episode:


The original short story: An Incomplete Timeline of What We Tried


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