Stephen took part in a ‘blog hop‘ with 25 other authors, including such tantalising stories about a festival of enhancement; a bible on a chain that might lead to heretical beliefs; discharge of a king’s obligations; servants’ kissing balls, secular and sacred hunting; Christ and the apostles in a pudding; 21st century Romans; and much much more……
Who gets the enhancements?
I’ve been interested in transhumanism since I began to understand the decisions about human enhancement that will face future generations. If you’re wondering what human enhancement means – the Wikipedia definition is “any attempt to temporarily or permanently overcome the current limitations of the human body through natural or artificial means. It is the use of technological means to select or alter human characteristics and capacities, whether or not the alteration results in characteristics and capacities that lie beyond the existing human range.”
Celebrating magic and murder
November is the month of Guy Fawkes night and remembrance day, both of which made me a little uncomfortable this year. I was acutely aware that there was a huge amount of pain and suffering behind both of them. As far as I can work out the bonfire night celebration is not only about Guy Fawkes – for two hundred and fifty years it was a state ordered anti-Catholic event.