Posts Tagged ‘futurism’

Alastair Reynolds, Vernor Vinge, Charles Stross und Karl Schroeder: Die Singularität; Eine Bilanz

Montag, Februar 15th, 2010

The Singularity: An Appraisal

This panel was held at Boskone 47 in Boston, MA on February 12th, 2010. Moderating was the Guest of Honor, Alastair Reynolds

Leider ist das ganze etwas leise.

|via Charlie’s Diary|

Hexagonal Hydropolis

Mittwoch, September 30th, 2009

Andrew Kudless of Matsys recently proposed an extraordinarily beautiful desert city of semi-subterranean terraced geometries inspired by the novel Dune.


In Frank Herbert’s famous 1965 novel Dune, he describes a planet that has undergone nearly complete desertification. Dune has been called the “first planetary ecology novel” and forecasts a dystopian world without water. The few remaining inhabitants have secluded themselves from their harsh environment in what could be called subterranean oasises. Far from idyllic, these havens, known as sietch, are essentially underground water storage banks. Water is wealth in this alternate reality. It is preciously conserved, rationed with strict authority, and secretly hidden and protected.