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Future Imperative

What if technology were being developed that could enhance your mind or body to extraordinary or even superhuman levels -- and some of these tools were already here? Wouldn't you be curious?

Actually, some are here. But human enhancement is an incredibly broad and compartmentalized field. We’re often unaware of what’s right next door. This site reviews resources and ideas from across the field and makes it easy for readers to find exactly the information they're most interested in.


The future is coming fast, and it's no longer possible to ignore how rapidly the world is changing. As the old order changes -- or more frequently crumbles altogether -- I offer a perspective on how we can transform ourselves in turn... for the better. Nothing on this site is intended as legal, financial or medical advice. Indeed, much of what I discuss amounts to possibilities rather than certainties, in an ever-changing present and an ever-uncertain future.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Accelerando: Science Fiction Novel Made Freely Available on the Web -- Dark, SF, Soc

Author Charles Stross has recently made his latest novel, Accelerando, freely available on the Web. I'm still reading my copy, and I can't yet offer much of a review. I will say that so far the crustaceans are really amusing, and that if romantic relations are that bad in the future then clearly we'll all want to avoid them like the plague. Not for the squeamish, Stross' "love scenes" are mercifully brief, but if you're like me, you may end up wishing you'd read them with your eyes closed.

Future Imperative