19 August 2011

The shape of things to come

Charlie Stross has recently posted his USENIX 2011 Keynote Address on his blog (here). His main focus is on network security in the medium term (by which he means anywhere from AD 2061 to 2561!), but the talk includes a long introduction in which he speculates about the general shape of society over the next few decades. Lots of useful world-building material for anyone who (like Charlie) is into near future SF.

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