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noskich, May 24, 2013 in Metafizika
Our new book is entitled This Civilisation is Finished: Conversations on the end of Empire – and what lies beyond, but don’t be put off by the title. The content isn’t as gloomy as the title might suggest, although the book is made up of 17 conversations between Rupert and myself on a range of challenging global issues. Readers of this blog and my other books will be familiar with many of the themes, but the conversational style of this book makes it particularly accessible I feel. I hope you are stimulated and enriched by the discussion.
I’ve posted the cover and contents page below, followed by the first of our conversations. The paperback is available here and the e-book is available on a ‘pay what you want’ basis here. Please share news of this publication with others.
Decentralized Microgridding Can Provide 90% of a Neighborhood's Energy Needs, Study Finds
"The new approach could even pave the way for 100 percent self-sufficiency in power, heat, and water."
poslednja prica mog sase. napisao ju je dve nedelje pre nego sto nas je napustio, anticipirajuci nacin sopstvene smrti.
a kada sam je ponovo procitala, vidim da ima malo i atmosfere sadasnje agonije...
gospode ja sam skrolovala do kraja da vidim kakav je kraj
Super je ovo. Hvala za share
Solarpunk as an Optimistic Vision of the Future: An Introduction
Ted Chiang: On the panel, I said that traditional “good vs. evil” stories follow a certain pattern: the world starts out as a good place, evil intrudes, good defeats evil, and the world goes back to being a good place. These stories are all about restoring the status quo, so they are implicitly conservative. Real science fiction stories follow a different pattern: the world starts out as a familiar place, a new discovery or invention disrupts everything, and the world is forever changed. These stories show the status quo being overturned, so they are implicitly progressive. (This observation is not original to me; it’s something that scholars of science fiction have long noted.) This was in the context of a discussion about the role of dystopias in science fiction. I said that while some dystopian stories suggest that doom is unavoidable, other ones are intended as cautionary tales, which implies we can do something to avoid the undesirable outcome.
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