Here are some questions to get the debate started and you’re more than welcome to send me your own provocations via the contact form below.
- Is there anything in the news currently that makes you think the story could happen?
- What current technology do you think could develop into the technology in the story?
- In what way do you think society would be different if this story were true?
- Who are the winners and who are the losers in the world the story is set in?
- What would attract you to the world of the story and what would put you off?
- What technology do you feel trapped, rather than liberated, by?
THE THROWN-AWAY THINGS
- Are we too focussed on the big apocalyptic concerns about the future when the real danger lies in the mundane everyday things?
THE MYTHICAL MOSS
- Is it a good idea for artificial intelligence to learn from observing humans and how they behave?
LOANS FOR LIMBS
- Do you feel sorry for Christopher or for those he put out of work?
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