Friday, 5 February 2010

Futurism, restated

If you follow futurism like I do, you will be familiar with the work of Bruce Sterling. If you are, or, I'll wager, if you are not, you will find this interview amusing. But maybe only if you are of a certain frame of mind. An extract:

Joris Peels: How long will it take for someone to develop the first prank disease?

Bruce Sterling: You mean besides "smallpox blankets?" Maybe massive lethality on entire populations doesn't count as "pranks."

Maybe it's me, but I have been chuckling over that for a good 10 minutes, and that's not even all of it. Do yourself a favour and look here.


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