Thy Kingdom Fall: How Bad is Bad?

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When we think of world wars, this is the image we think of. But the coming war in the After Eden series will be “worse”–“A-bombs are so 20th century.” “We’re the people of the future and we can be more “creative” in our global wars.” And that’s exactly what they do. America will transform from majority religious to majority irreligious …

But Should We? (When Man Plays “God”)

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Playing “God” courtesy of our technological knowledge and “toys”. Do you know what’s considered the first science fiction novel ever? Frankenstein by Mary Shelley in 1818. The full title is Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus. So in the Gothic novel classic the “mad scientist” (Victor Frankenstein) created his “new” human from corpses and brought it to life with the power …

Will Technology Just Kill Us All? (Part I)

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When people think technology, they automatically think of technology—computers, smart-phones, and such, but the post-industrial revolution transformation of the westernized world is far more profound than that. No indoor plumbing, no electricity, no telephone, no mechanical transportation (cars, trains and planes). Yes, for most of the millennia that humans have existed on Earth we didn’t have any of that. You …

Top 10 Reasons Why Star Wars Sucked (or Yep, JJ Abrams and Disney are the Devil…I mean…the Sith) – Austin Dragon

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In light of the fact that George Lucas gave an interview about Star Wars: The Force Awakens (on the Charlie Rose show) and referred to Disney as “white slavers,” I felt compelled to add this little bit to this post. You might be surprised, based on my “vicious” critique of the new Star Wars movie, that I’m not siding with Mr. Lucas. I’ll …

Serious Science Fiction: The Digital Technology Time Bomb?

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Is it just me or the number of hacks into public databases seem to be growing? Even more disturbing is that it’s not merely mom-and-pop businesses, but multi-national corporations; and it’s not just some local government office but the Social Security Administration, the FBI, and even the White House. Article: Hackers stole Social Security Numbers from 21.5 Million, Gov’t Admits …

Serious Science Fiction: Robots Are Going to Steal Your Job!

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For June, 2015 I’m going to continue with cyberpunk as this month’s theme, that sub-genre of science fiction that has a very grim, dark, seedy view of our collective future. I will soon publish my take on the sub-genre which I outlined in my blog post last month titled: Cyberpunk Re-imagined – you can click HERE to view it. Basically, …