William Gibson on futurism, terrorism and other isms


6 Responses to “William Gibson on futurism, terrorism and other isms”

  1. Adam Stanhope says:

    What does that mean?

  2. nygadfly says:

    What does it say about the quality of a book when the author’s name on the cover is larger than the book’s title?

  3. deckard says:

    In the cited comment, at least, he seems to comes out of Vinge’s singularity closet.
    There are more questions than answers, there might be none of the latter. And the sky above the port is now filled with digital artifacts.

  4. Adam Stanhope says:

    I’m reading it now and am enjoying it a great deal, but I don’t think it is quite as good as Pattern Recognition.

    I’m only halfway through it, however – perhaps something amazing will happen to change my mind!

  5. Karridine says:

    I’ve liked Gibson since ‘Burning Chrome’, but he seems ignorant of the coming of Baha’u’llah, and the impact that has had on our world since May 23, 1844.

    He takes a rational position in acknowledging that only charlatans know the future, then doesn’t factor in the coming of The Glory of God at the very beginning of the electronic communication age (the telegraph was publicly exhibited May 22/23, 1844) and His effect on humans, Muslims, women, rational thinkers, free-thinkers and science-fiction writers!

  6. Cory Doctorow says:

    Speaking as someone socially acquainted with Gibson, I suspect that you’re right, he does not factor in the COMING OF THE GLORY OF GOD! Perceptive of you to notice.

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