Tuesday, June 08, 2010

William Gibson's Book Expo Talk

The capital F Future "is gone":
Say it’s midway through the final year of the first decade of the 21st Century. Say that, last week, two things happened: scientists in China announced successful quantum teleportation over a distance of ten miles, while other scientists, in Maryland, announced the creation of an artificial, self-replicating genome. In this particular version of the 21st Century, which happens to be the one you’re living in, neither of these stories attracted a very great deal of attention.
Also worth reading for his explanation of his previous books, which are about, no surprise, the decades in which they were written.

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