[ExI] Radically opposite was Defeatist
hkhenson at rogers.com
Mon Jun 16 19:33:21 UTC 2008
At 06:44 AM 6/16/2008, Stefano Vaj wrote:
>Of course, very important exceptions remains, such as Heinlein or
>Anderson, but I wonder if we do not often find ourselves in SF
>novels and movies meanings and inspirations that are radically
>opposite to those intended by their authors and directors...
In the context of an almost depopulated post singularity world I
wrote a flashback chapter to show how this situation had come
about. Some of you have read
It was intended as a depiction of a tragedy--where humans are seduced
out of existence. Heck, an *animal* inherits their village.
But the transhumanists who have read the story have all taken it as a
triumph even some who have been warned about the story's intent.
Understand, I *work* for this kind of future. I also consider it
unavoidable and there to be worse fates. But it's still a tragedy.
PS. The world would have been completely depopulated, my guess on
the most likely future, but you can't have a story without characters.
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