I promised I’d post this. io9 article has some histoty on R. U. Sirius, MONDO 2000 and a link to the OmniReboot.
I especially enjoyed the discussion of A Wrinkle in Time.
Which book was he checking out? Which could have served as inspiration?
“…a patent recently granted by the United States Patent Office, consumer genomics company 23andMe has developed a system for helping prospective parents choose the traits of their offspring, from disease risk to hair color…”
Great interview on The Conversation with Ed Finn. Finn is the Director of the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State, which was co-founded with Neal Stephenson.
“My conversation with Ed focuses on two interrelated subjects: dreams and narratives. Are we, as a society, adequately dreaming about the future or have we outsourced our dreams to distant experts? Do we have adequate time for dreaming? Has increasing specialization made it difficult for the kind of interdisciplinary thinking needed for the creation of radical new ideas?”