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Parker Ragland is a writer who spends most days trying to convince people that artificial intelligence isn’t that scary (contrary to what his fiction might suggest).

He tends to write about robots having existential crises, but also jots down stories about humans having existential crises. Right now, he is interested in “sci-of-life” stories, in which authors speculate about the intimate ways technologies might affect people’s lives. 

Over the past few years, he has worked as a technical writer, drafting and editing software documentation for artificial-intelligence, cybersecurity, and media-streaming technologies. Before that, he earned a law degree—focusing his studies on the intersection of technology, law, and policy—and he served as Executive Editor of the Colorado Technology Law Journal (formerly the Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law, in which Tim Wu coined the term “network neutrality”).

Parker’s fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld and The Dread Machine.

He lives in Denver.