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  • Commented on What have we learned?
    I think we've learned (again) that it's far easier to destroy than build and that it's easier to foster fear than promote understanding. I also read the link to the First Anglo-Afghan war from #10. I was struck by this,...
  • Commented on Marking time, more thoughts
    How about, as more and more tasks become automated and thus frees up the workforce, we start using this surplus workforce for the jobs that are better suited for actual human beings. This means more actual people working at nursing...
  • Commented on Lies, damned lies, and popular beliefs
    The problem with this primarily lies with the media who'd rather treat all eyeballs like they belong to a teen with attention issues. Rarely do they actually try an inform as much as entertain people by reinforcing their "already established...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Merchant Princes
    I think Charlie did try to shoehorn it in as Fantasy because he had another publisher with first dibs on his next SF novel :) I think anyone who's read OGH and/or this blog for a bit will agree that...
  • Commented on Books I've written
    What inspired you to start forming coherent thoughts that would eventually be condensated into the book? What was the initial great insight, how was it hijacked by the second iteration and what were your thgouhts on that? Any particular real-life...
  • Commented on Press Release: Stross Uncloaks Secret Media Project
    I've already ordered the popcorn and insect-suits!...
  • Commented on The permanent revolution
    What I think is that we're somewhat plateau'ing, progresswise. The good news is that when this happens, at some point someone invents something completely off the map and then "progress" can start catching up. The problem is that those in...
  • Commented on Fang Fuckers: some reflections (in a mirror)
    Aww... That's unfair! Well, now I will most certainly be on the forefront getting it. Hopefully Tor.com's e-book store will be up and running then!...
  • Commented on Fang Fuckers: some reflections (in a mirror)
    "the existential dilemma that a non-psychopath might experience if they suddenly learned that in order to survive, they need to kill at least two people a year" Why would you need to kill two people? Unless the specific brand of...
  • Commented on What are the big issues of 2013 going to be?
    #21 : It might be a question of interface, but that has been the case ever since the birth of computing. Right now 3D printers is in the ackward "Okies, this has unlimited potential, but gosh it's so complex for...
  • Commented on What are the big issues of 2013 going to be?
    I personally think that the big issues in the coming year is : Financial stability : USA will not jump off the fiscal cliff, both parties will agree to something (otherwise Obama wins per default) Eurozone financial consolidation or allowing...
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