How does technology change what it means to be human? J.M. Porup is a journalist and futurologist who studies how exponentially-increasing innovation disrupts the social and political order. He is also the CEO of the LatAm Startups Angel Funds, a Latin America-based accelerator focused on scaling startups globally. He has covered computer security for The Economist, Bitcoin for Bitcoin Magazine, and the Gringo Trail for numerous Lonely Planet guidebooks. His award-winning novels and plays include The Second Bat Guano War, Dreams Must Die, Death on Taurus, and The United States of Air. Porup is a member of the Lifeboat Foundation's Advisory Board, a distributed think tank dedicated to preventing human extinction. ** Visit his website at www.JMPorup.com ** Or read up on existential threats to life on earth at www.BorgyBorgyBorg.com ** For thought-provoking essays on technology, subscribe to his newsletter: www.JMPorup.com/mailinglist.html ** Follow him on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/toholdaquill ** Or strike up a conversation on Facebook: https://facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008591675719 What others are saying about Porup's books: THE SECOND BAT GUANO WAR "Absolutely insane. Very bitter, very real... Would love to see more stories like this." "Don't go on this ride unless you're prepared to look into the abyss." " Vulgar, obscene, repulsive, and just overall a very good story." "What a great ride. Gritty and compelling!" THE UNITED STATES OF AIR "Had me laughing so hard that my stomach still hurts!" "Porup takes a swipe at the war on terror in a manner that is original and avoids the blatantly obvious. It would be too easy for any writer approaching the same subject to employ a semi-realist Orwellian tone, but this novel takes the humorous low-road." "Porup seamlessly addresses indefinite detention...The overrun surveillance state...The neverending War on Terror...And a frightening and ubiquitous NSA surveillance state that "wiretaps" your toilet instead of your phones." "The puns also abound, as do the guilty giggles in this often excrement-strewn sleuther. A dark comedy." FOOD-FREE AT LAST: HOW I LEARNED TO EAT AIR "I laughed til tears rolled down my cheeks!" "This diet has saved me so much money, I can now afford a bouncy castle in every room!" "Great satirical book." "I think I will get my Angel wings soon."