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Twitter Links Geologists drive golden spike toward Anthropocene's base
"I'm starting to think the strongest signal, one of them, is just nuclear explosions -- the test cases of atomic material," Crutzen said. "There…
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Twitter Links Tokyo Cyberpunk: Posthumanism in Japanese Visual Culture
These past years have seen a revival of sorts of cyberpunk, that early-80s buzzword once excitingly epitomised by such concrete-and-neon spectacles as Blade Runner…
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Twitter Links Time for Teletubbies: Radical Utopian Fiction
The BBC children’s television programme Teletubbies is, evidently, based upon an SF conceit. But how meaningful is it to call it SF? Whilst conceding…
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Twitter Links When Will This Low-Innovation Internet Era End?
It’s an age of unprecedented, staggering technological change. Business models are being transformed, lives are being upended, vast new horizons of possibility opened up.…
April 29 2012, 2:07pm | Comments
Twitter Links Next What?
Technology is never a neutral tool. It is rather a socio-cultural dimension... Next Nature “refers to the nature produced by humans and their technology.”…
April 4 2012, 1:42am | Comments
Twitter Links Neal Stephenson's Hieroglyph and the dystopian sci-fi rut.
Should sci-fi be less dystopian and more upbeat? What should we expect from science fiction? In a recent Smithsonian article by IO9’s Annalee Newitz,…
March 23 2012, 5:07am | Comments
Metafilter Would an alien radio pick up a cacophony or… If an alien located on a planet 100 light years from here was to switch on a big, multi-frequency radio receiver, and record all the noises coming from…
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Twitter Links The Pirate Bay - Physibles
Today most data is born digitally. It's not about the transition from analog to digital anymore. We don't talk about how to rip anything…
January 24 2012, 2:11pm | Comments
Twitter Links Out of Imagination Came a New Online World
Neal Stephenson doesn’t like talking about how he predicted the future.
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Twitter Links What Is the Future of Knowledge in the Internet Age?
We live in a world where in the past few years the nature of facts has been called into question. You have political entities…
November 29 2011, 6:37am | Comments
Twitter Links Novelists Predict Future With Eerie Accuracy
The dirty little secret of speculative fiction is that it’s hard to go wrong predicting that things will get worse. But while avoiding the…
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