Tagged: futur


The deeper 21st century looks like nothing anyone ever imagined

[The] Economic calamity that hammered music hits literature. The “solution” for writers? There isn’t one… So literature collapses before our eyes, while the same fate awaits politics, law, medicine, manufacturing… finance and real estate… Diplomacy, the military… we’re not gonna die of this, but man, the deeper 21st century looks like nothing anyone ever imagined. […]

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Arthur C Clarke predicting the future in 1964

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Craig Venter creates synthetic life form

On May 20th, J. Craig Venter and his team at J.C Venter Institute announced the creation of a cell controlled by a synthetic genome in a paper published in SCIENCE. As science historian George Dyson points out, “from the point of view of technology, a code generated within a digital computer is now self-replicating as […]

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So, the iPad

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already know that Apple has come out with the iPad. Here are my reactions, some quotes and payment wonderings around the new Apple gadget. Initial reaction I don’t like the name. I’ll get used to it and it makes sense with iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. […]

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Escalante Blue

The name of my company, Taste of Blue is taken from a William Gibson quote but I love how Matt Webb defines and relates blue to the internet in his Escalante presentation : Blue is a good colour. It’s the colour of Neptune, of course; it’s the colour of the future of humanity. It is […]

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On the Continuing End of Business as Usual

Indeed. If you had told me in 1980 that thirty years hence anybody could write whatever they pleased, with ease, and publish it through a worldwide system that nobody owned, everybody could use and anybody could improve… and that this writing could be read on phones or lightweight personal displays, anywhere in the world, at […]

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Lettre aux boomers

Même si nous sommes constamment branchés sur le monde, notre génération rêve également pour ce cher Québec! Elle rêve d’une planète en santé, de transports en commun et d’organisation urbaine responsable. Elle rêve d’un Québec juste, équitable et ouvert, régulé par une économie coopérative à visage humain. Elle rêve de programmes gouvernementaux lui donnant les […]

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The Missing Near Future

That exaggerated fear governed the past decade. But unless there is a plausible, desirable vision of betterment, one that billions can agree on, another fear will have to be found… In that way I think there is a moral imperative to articulate our path towards something better. Not to leave it a vague post-modernist muddle. […]

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Vision?

Depuis quelques mois il y a deux thèmes qui me travaillent particulièrement, tous les deux reliés à notre société, je vais couvrir l’un deux dans une prochaine entrée mais pour commencer, le thème que je me disais ne pas vouloir attaquer ici : la politique. En se lendemain de St-Jean, je me lance tout de […]

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Manifestations of Retrograde Human Stupidity

It’s been an extraordinarily painful decade or so. I just never in my wildest dreams could have imagined that it could get as fucked up as this guy [George Bush]. It still amazes me how dumb so much of our species can manage to be. But that’s kind of like being amazed at life.—William Gibson: […]

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