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A second chance at life

Second Life is really starting to hit the news properly now – it’s been a 1337-geek blogosphere darling for a little while, but some of the more mainstream outlets are picking it up. And as usual, they’re blowing it out of all proportion as it stands at the moment. But what about in a few decades’ time? Continue reading A second chance at life

Coded commentary: science fiction and contemporary politics

Science fiction is often described as being ‘proleptic’ – as a vehicle for prediction of the future, if not reflection of the present, and a lot of debate has been kicking around the blogosphere concerning that definition. Continue reading Coded commentary: science fiction and contemporary politics

An open letter to the Rapture hopefuls

I am a firm believer in the philosophy that another person’s belief system is no concern of mine – I’ll debate with them if I feel I have decent points to make, but if someone thinks differently to me, I figure that’s their inalienable right as a human being. I insist on the same freedom, so why should I deny it to others? The world is an open and free system – I advocate a sort of ‘Brownian motion of philosophy’. Do your thing, but don’t impose it on others unless they invite it. Continue reading An open letter to the Rapture hopefuls