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This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

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The Progressive Apocalypse and Other Futurismic Delights

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(Originally published in Locus Magazine, July 2007)

scifi as futurism? Lapsarianism (with its assumptions of an apocalypse), and singularity

Doctorow, C. (2008). The Progressive Apocalypse and Other Futurismic Delights. In Doctorow, C. Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future. Tachyon Publications, pp. 119-122

the idea that humanity has fallen from a better state

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Lapsarianism — the idea of a paradise lost, a fall from grace that makes each year worse than the last — is the predominant future feeling for many people.

—p.120 default author
notable
1 year, 2 months ago

Lapsarianism — the idea of a paradise lost, a fall from grace that makes each year worse than the last — is the predominant future feeling for many people.

—p.120 default author
notable
1 year, 2 months ago
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Science fiction is the literature of the present, and the present is the only era that we can hope to understand, because it's the only era that lets us check our observations and predictions against reality.

—p.122 by Cory Doctorow 1 year, 2 months ago

Science fiction is the literature of the present, and the present is the only era that we can hope to understand, because it's the only era that lets us check our observations and predictions against reality.

—p.122 by Cory Doctorow 1 year, 2 months ago