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Audrey Harper

"We seem to be in a down cycle right now, stuck in an age where technology is often more of a worry than a wonder."

You raise a good point. Science is a wonderful tool, but I think it's valid for people to be concerned about how it's used. I think the focus should be shifted more to the people hoping to utilize it in a lethal way... Sam Harris makes this point in, "The End of Faith," discussing the dangerous mentality of many Muslims who have no fear of, and in fact hope for an apocalyptic event - suicide bombing on a global scale. The threat is terrifying, but quite real.

On the other hand, I think a lot of people fear technology for completely different reasons, which are often religious in nature. There is the argument that we are "playing God" which frightens and angers many. "God" is becoming more and more impotent, and people... quite potent. It reveals a truth unsettling for many.

Perhaps there should be some kind of technoethic course available.. (like bioethics) we don't want more Edward Tellers running around! :)

What's your take on the LHC controversy? When I read about it a few weeks back, I couldn't believe my eyes! It just seems so silly... I would love to hear what Richard Feynman would've had to say about it! :)

"I remember talking with my dad about how you could spend your entire life reading books..."

Indeed! So many books, so little time... and what's even more frustrating is the struggle to retain the information in each one! Though I suppose that pertains more to non-fiction. I'm reading "The Elegant Universe" right now. Oy... it's interesting, but a bit heavy!

Audrey Harper

by-the-way, I think this calls for at least a mini book tour. :)

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Idlewild Trilogy

  • i d l e w i l d

    "Sagan has a ferocious imagination."
    -- Stephen Baxter

  • e d e n b o r n

    "One of the best post-apocalyptic novels you will ever read."
    -- SFX Magazine

  • e v e r f r e e

    "Sagan's mind-blowing post-apocalyptic trilogy comes to a satisfying, terrifying conclusion."
    -- Kirkus Reviews


  • Aristeia Rising

    "An intense and intelligent story partnered with art that makes your eyes drool."
    -- Ain't It Cool News

  • Hubris

    "Lord, this is epic. If you thought the first volume of the Shrapnel series was intense, brutal, and dark, just wait until you get your hands on its follow up."
    -- Comics Bulletin


  • Future Proof

    "A delightful 'expedition in search of the future,' providing clear explanations of today's cutting-edge technologies to find where science fiction has become reality."
    -- Publishers Weekly

Star Trek

  • Voyager: Season 5

    "Year five of Star Trek: Voyager is the greatest achievement in its seven year run. This is Voyager in its prime, and in its absolute top form."
    -- DVD Answers

  • TNG: Season 7

    "One of Next Generation's best seasons ever... The series was at the top of its game, consistently turning out episodic sci-fi hours that felt fresh and captured the imagination."
    -- SciFi.com

Computer Games

  • Zork Nemesis

    "The story is dark and gripping. Numerous subplots and twists are heightened by a surprise climactic revelation. Character developments are complex. The portrayals of the dark side of mankind in these characters are chilling."
    -- The Adventure Collective




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