Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Political Blogging and Science Fiction

Locke is not a good choice. Clearly Tom Paine is much better.

Seriously though, I'm glad finally somebody alluded to this. Orson Scott Card's classic Ender's Game, very early on, you have the thought that he was half-right. Much like Arthur C. Clarke, who predicted we'd all have free long-distance by the first of January 2000. He was half-right - we have peer-to-peer communication, just not (usually) with a phone (unless you set up Skype).

I also have a slightly more optimistic (though no less cynical) view of the efficacy of the blogosphere than Mr. XKCD does.

There should be a list of science fiction for conservatives. I mean, outside of the complete works of Heinlein.

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